When the classic gingham print began to take the runways by storm last year, I was both confused and intrigued. I won’t lie, I’ve always associated gingham with picnic blankets, it’s the print that I spent countless outings sitting on, while munching on mini sausage rolls. Despite this, I’m a textile print student, so I didn’t want to knock it right away; it’s only fair I gave the print some time to warm to me. Surprisingly this didn’t take long, seeing the checkered print being used on the runway for sassy mini skirts and off the shoulder tops, made me incredibly excited to see the print arriving in stores throughout the spring.
I was absolutely living for all the ways that gingham was being incorporated into various different fashion garments, from Bardot tops to frilly skirts and shorts. I’m much more of a short skirt and shorts kind of girl, so when I came across these gorgeous gingham shorts from Miss Selfridge, I absolutely fell in love. They’re a slightly different take on the classic gingham print as they also have a floral print incorporated giving it a much more summery vibe. Being lose fitting they are perfect for the warmer days, which admittedly are few and far between in the UK, also such a versatile piece. They are very flattering as they have a tie waist allowing me to accentuate my small waist, which is another thing that really drew me to these shorts, because its not often anything fits me around the waist as it is so small.
I’ve chosen to go for quite a casual look, pairing my shorts with a plain slogan tee from BooHoo, and a denim shirt (you can never go wrong with a denim shirt), and some classic black converse. I love this look, as it is super casual and perfect if your spending the day out, but don’t want to make too much of an effort. These shorts are also so easy to dress up for an evening out, overall a print that you can’t go wrong with. Apologies for ever doubting the come back of gingham, it has taken the shops by storm this year, and I feel like a lot of people now own a little number with the print on. And I’m living for that.
All my love,