How to wear gingham without looking like a picnic blanket

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Yes, you are reading this caption right lol! Wearing gingham can be tricky if not styled correctly. But not to worry! You can wear gingham effortlessly. For my look, I decided to opt for a simple straw clutch. Gingham looks extra chic when you add the right pops of color to your favorite gingham piece. For this look, I decided to add lemon print bandana from JCrew to be used as hair band. The pops of yellow with the gingham print of my dress make for a perfect spring look. To complete my look, I choose my favorite pair of lace up flats. Here are some other ideas to help you style gingham:

 Pair a gingham top with white jeans and espadrilles for a casual (but stylish) look! You can never go wrong with pink accessories!

For a fun summer look, add your favorite body suit with a gingham skirt. Add some additional pink accents for a chic look that will also keep you cool.

Photos by Belkin Images


Dress: J.Crew – sold here // Shoes: Nordstrom // Clutch: Nordstrom 

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  1. 5.8.17
    Chloe said:

    This is a super cute dress! The way you styled it almost made it look retro! I LOVE the headband and straw bag! 🙂

    xo, Chloe //

  2. 5.10.17
    laurajaneatelier said:

    Your dress is so cute, I love it with the lemon head band

    • 5.10.17
      Nolvia said:

      Thank you love! I’m glad you like my look.

  3. 5.10.17
    Shannon said:

    Great, fresh look! Trend on point! Love it!

    • 5.10.17
      Nolvia said:

      That is so wonderful! Thank you son much for your kind words and encouragement.

  4. 5.10.17

    I love this dress and the headband is a nice touch!

    • 5.10.17
      Nolvia said:

      I thought so too! I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

  5. 5.10.17

    Love this dress! I haven’t invested in a gingham piece yet so this might be it!

    • 5.10.17
      Nolvia said:

      I’m really glad I did and I think you will too! Xx

  6. 5.10.17
    Linda said:

    You look stunning! I’m loving the shoes, too!

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    • 5.10.17
      Nolvia said:

      Thank you Linda! I’m am so glad you like my look. Xx

  7. 5.10.17
    Maria said:

    Love the title and how you styled this dress! xo, M

  8. 5.10.17
    andieaton said:

    You’re the furthest thing from a picnic blanket, more like the belle of the picnic!


  9. 5.11.17

    I love that pattern! Its so timeless.

  10. 5.11.17

    Well you paired the outfit very nicely. The headband was a nice touch.

  11. 5.11.17
    Danielle said:

    Such a cute outfit! Love your style, girl!

  12. 5.11.17
    Ceta said:

    This is the cutest! I love your accessories as well

  13. 5.11.17
    Emily said:

    This is such a cute dress! Love the gingham!


  14. 5.11.17
    Dee & Pazao said:

    This is such a fun look, almost retro-like with the head piece!

  15. 5.13.17
    Carmen said:

    very cute outfit for sure will try it on love love it.

  16. 5.14.17
    neverskipbrunch said:

    This title is way too funny! You look adorable and that headband is so cute!

    XO, Cara

  17. 5.19.17
    Lee said:

    The cut of this dress is SO cool! Thanks for sharing!
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