Gingham is a funny word to say and spell. It’s a light-weight cotton fabric that usually consist of white stripes paired with a bold color to create a checked pattern. Everybody remembers Dorothy’s blue dress from The Wizard of Oz, right? Well, that’s blue gingham. You might also conjure up some images of your grandmother’s red and white checked summer table cloth.
Gingham is making the rounds in fashion and interior design this season (more than I’ve ever noticed before). It’s always been a classic look for bathing suits, and often reappears in the summertime since it’s lightweight and casual. I’m personally a huge fan of black and white gingham. It’s so fresh, clean and classic! You really can’t go wrong wearing it, or styling your home with it for that matter. For your interior, a simple and contemporary look would be to pair a gingham table cloth with some modern chairs (see pic below). Instant cool! Pastel gingham would also look adorable as bedding or accents in kids’ rooms.
Take a look at some of the black and white gingham fashions and interiors I’m loving lately. All items are linked below!
- Table Scape from Country Living, photographed by William Waldron.
- Derek Lam Spring 2014 Collection
- LUCY PARIS Crop Top
- Forever 21 Shorts
- Zak and Fox Uroko Ink Pillow
- Black & White stripe interior found on Trot Home, photo by Lonny Magazine.
- Jessica Simpson bikini for Belk
- Napkins from Amazon
Go get your preppy on!
XO – CLAIRE