FRESH PRINTS

GINGHAM IS BACK

ok, so gingham -- aka spring's favorite print -- may not have actually gone anywhere. it's a true classic pattern, akin to stripes and florals. and like spring florals, it makes it's return each year. which means you probably already own a gingham item or two hidden in your closet.

pull those pieces out front and center because: this season is gingham's time to shine!

forget gingham picnic blankets, and sugary sweet Easter dresses. right now, gingham is cool, fresh and sophisticated. i especially love it because brands and fashionistas alike are fearless when it comes to piling on the prints: that means gingham with gingham and more gingham for this print-happy girl.

read on for a mishmash of gingham-patterned inspiration that i've been really loving as of late, from vintage finds, to right-now styles. but, you won't see the typical spring pastel pallet here -- i've been drawn to bright blues, oranges and deep grays instead.

gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints

this looks like one piece, doesn't it?!  the simple styling -- classic black loafers, messy hair, delicate gold jewelry -- and easy silhouette makes this look covetable. 

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gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints

caramel gingham pants really do look amazing with blush sandals. 

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gingham inspiration | @themissprints
jcrew gingham ballet flats | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints

MISS PRINTS TIP! 
try playing with scale when mixing gingham with gingham. or buy a piece that already comes pre-mixed -- like this amazing blue jumpsuit. 

Marylin Monroe wearing gingham | @themissprints

love this photo of Marilyn Monroe. she's rocking a classic gingham look -- i would wear this right now!

 
miu miu gingham pumps | @themissprints

mismatched lace-up heels from Miu Miu for just a hint of gingham.

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gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints

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