Our Favorite Gingham Pieces for Spring
This year’s forever-long winter finally seems to be on its way out, and we’re ready to trade our chunky sweaters for breezy tunics and our trusty corduroys for colorful dresses. We’re putting away the black and brown solids that dominate our winter wardrobe, and we’re shaking out our pastel prints and zippy florals. But there’s no pattern that captures spring’s fresh, cheery spirit quite like gingham. It’s a tried-and-true favorite of closets across the South, and we’re glad to see that the classic pattern seems to be popping up now more than ever, in fun new takes from some of our favorite places to shop. Here, we’ve rounded up 15 gingham finds we’re itching to add to our own spring collection right this minute.
Sleeveless Ruffle Midi Dress
Buy it now: $32.99; target.com
Tiered flounces, a tassel tie at the neck, and flirty ruffles at the back: This dress is the ultimate spring-and-summer uniform. Dress it up with a fun pair of heels and baubles, or dress it down with a pair of easygoing white sneaks.
Embroidered Gingham Circle Skirt
Buy it now: $110; madewell.com
A sweet scalloped hem in zippy teal and whimsical embroidery give this twirl-worthy skirt an extra shot of spring style.
LOFT Beach Off the Shoulder Gingham Romper
Buy it now: $79.50; loft.com
The only thing that could make gingham feel even more Southern? Eyelet details! Whether you’re going berry picking at a local farm or heading further south for a tropical getaway, this fun number is sure to fit the bill.
Three-Quarter Pick-Up Sleeve Top in Red Gingham
Buy it now: $27.99; target.com
Spring and summer parties, meet your match. Gathered puffy sleeves dress up down-home gingham, making this top the perfect complement to white jeans and fluttery midi skirts alike.
Trademark Large Gingham Nylon Tote
Buy it now: $148; nordstrom.com
Perfect for schlepping around farmers’ market finds or beach day essentials, this spacious carry-all wins the gingham game, thanks to its playful oversized check. Plus, because it’s made of nylon, it’s especially durable.
Gingham Tie-Waist Shorts
Buy them now: $68; anthropologie.com
Who knew shorts could be so ladylike? We can’t get enough of the high-waist and oh-so-feminine tie of these timeless cotton-and-linen shorts.
Buy it now: $88; jcrew.com
Add a little splash of so-Southern gingham to all of your party and wedding looks with a cute clutch that’s roomy enough to hold your phone, keys, and signature lipstick while you hit the dance floor.
Parton Check Melrose Romper
Buy it now: $75; draperjames.com
We’ve yet to meet a romper we don’t like, and this ultra-feminine pink number is no exception. Consider this your must-have outfit for spring picnics and summer barbecues. Plus, it has pockets!
Kate Spade New York Gingham Square Silk Scarf
Buy it now: $78; nordstrom.com
Dial up a plain white tee (and add some color to your look!) with a silk scarf tied at the neck, or tie it in your hair for a preppy throwback feel. We love the dual-scale gingham on this pick by Kate Spade.
Tiered Gingham Maxi Dress
Buy it now: $229; anthropologie.com
On the hunt for your go-to maxi? Look no further. From the ties at the shoulder to the flounced hem, this throw-on-and-go dress feels just right for beach vacations and al fresco dinners.
Keds x Kate Spade New York Champion Gingham
Buy them now: $75; zappos.com
These fun kicks have the comfy-casual thing down pat. Slip them on with a little white dress for brunch with the gals, or wear them with your favorite cropped jeans for running errands around town.
Tie-Waist Midi Skirt
Mini Skater Sundress with Tie Front in Color-block Gingham
Buy it now: $40; asos.com
When it comes to color, we say, “Bring it on!” We love this pick’s easygoing feel, thanks to its casual tie-front and breezy flared skirt.
Trot with Knots Slide Sandals
Buy them now: $39; modcloth.com
Classic red-and-white gingham gives these of-the-moment slides a throwback feel. Slip them on with a shirtdress for a so-retro look, or go trendy by pairing them with cropped flares.
Scuba Gingham Bow Front Midi Dress
Buy it now: $47.50; asos.com
Mid-weight scuba material means you don’t have to worry about spring and summer breezes blowing you away. A bow-front details adds a dose of special-occasion-worthy charm, while detachable straps mean you don’t have to worry about pulling up your dress all night.