Style

39 gingham pieces to add a touch of retro sweetness to your style

You may feel a little retro stepping out in gingham — and rightfully so. This classic pattern has been sported on the likes of Katharine Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.

But this summertime-favorite print has also become thoroughly modern, turning up on style stars like Rihanna and Reese Witherspoon in recent seasons. TODAY’s own Savannah Guthrie has gotten in on the trend as well.

Closed Captioning
apply | reset x
font
size
T
T
T
T
color

Luxe for Less: Gorgeous gingham items for less than $50

Play Video - 2:41

Luxe for Less: Gorgeous gingham items for less than $50

Play Video - 2:41

The check-like pattern, which reminds us of a picnic blanket, is sure to add a sweet and laid-back vibe to just about any outfit. And since it's available in all types of styles — from crop tops and high-waisted shorts, to shoes and swimsuits — it’s a cinch to make the look your own.

Lilliana Vazquez, style expert and founder of TheLVGuide.com, visited TODAY Friday with affordable options for wearing the trend.

Bauer-Griffin/GC Images via Getty
Reese Witherspoon in Los Angeles, California.

For a sophisticated feel, look for pieces with a ladylike silhouette, like tailored blouses and blazers or hourglass-shaped dresses and pencil skirts. For a more up-to-date feel, try a larger check print or pick a color combination that goes beyond black and white.

Without further ado, here is a shopping guide to some of the best gingham of the season:

Pinned on Pinterest.

1. Chicwish Check and Chic Cropped Top and Skirt Set, $59.42

Chicwish.com
gingham Check and Chic Cropped Top and Skirt Set by Chicwish.com

2. Zara Frayed Checked Dress, $49.90

Zara.com
gingham Frayed Checked Dress, Zara.com

3. Go Jane Vintage Vitality Gingham Dress, $32.80

GoJane.com
Vintage Vitality Gingham Dress, Gojane.com

4. Forever 21 Gingham Pocket Shirt, $13.99

Forever 21
Gingham Pocket Shirt, gingham clothes

5. Forever 21 Gingham Pattern Crop Top, $6

Forever 21
Gingham Pattern Crop Top

6. Forever 21 Cropped Knot-Front Gingham Shirt, $12.99

Forever 21
Cropped Knot-Front Gingham Shirt

7. Forever 21 Collared Gingham Crop Top, $17.90

Forever 21
Collared Gingham Crop Top

8. Holding Horses Devon Popover, $49.95

Anthropologie
Devon Popover by Holding Horses

9. Club Monaco Scarletta Cold Shoulder Top, $149.50

Club Monaco
Scarletta Cold-Shoulder Top

10. Club Monaco Indya Tube Top, $139.50

Club Monaco
Indya Tube Top

11. J.Crew Tie-Front Boy Shirt in Gingham, $49.99

J.Crew
Tie Front Boy Shirt In Gingham

13. Zara Gingham Top with Frilled Sleeves, $35.90

Zara
Gingham Top with Ruffled Sleeves

14. Kendall + Kylie Gingham Style Silk Skirt, $228

Nasty Gal
Kendall + Kylie Gingham Style Silk Skirt

15. Missquided Double-Belted Check Shorts, $12.92

Missquided
Double Belted Gingham Shorts

16. Old Navy Pixie Mid-Rise Ankle Pants, $26

Old Navy
Pixie Mid-Rise Ankle Pants for Women

17. Old Navy Everyday Twill Shorts, $14.97

Old Navy
Everyday Twill Shorts for Women

18. J.Crew Linen Pant In Gingham, $99.99

J.Crew
Linen Pant In Gingham

19. J.Crew Gingham Pleated Mini Skirt, $59.99

J.Crew
Gingham Pleated Mini Skirt

20. Ann Taylor Gingham High Waisted Shorts, $49.99

Ann Taylor
Gingham High Waisted Shorts

21. Nasty Gal Walk in the Park Gingham Dress, $54.40

Nasty Gal
Walk in the Park Gingham Dress

22. Forever 21 Gingham Midi Shirtdress, $15.99

Forever 21
Gingham Midi Shirt Dress

23. Sunday in Brooklyn Ruffled Gingham Shift, $138

Anthropologie
Ruffled Gingham Shift

24. J.Crew Ruffled Off-The-Shoulder Dress, $69.50

J.Crew
Ruffled Off The Shoulder Dress

25. Zara Gingham Dress, $39.90

Zara
Gingham Dress

26. Topshop Gingham Halter Romper, $95

Nordstrom
Topshop Gingham Halter Romper

27. Anne Klein Gingham Fit & Flare Dress, $129

Nordstrom
Anne Klein Gingham Dress

28. Julia Jordan Woven Gingham Shirtdress, $128

Nordstrom
Julia Jordan woven Gingham Shirtdress

29. Forever 21 Gingham Push-up Bikini Top, $12.99

Forever 21
Gingham Push-Up Bikini Top

30. Solid & Striped Poppy Gingham One-Piece, $99.95

Anthropologie
Solid & Striped Poppy Gingham One-Piece by Solid & Striped

31. J. Crew Gingham Knotted Fabric Slides, $104.99

J.Crew
Gingham knotted fabric slides

32. J. Crew Slingback Flats in Gingham, $178.00

J.Crew
Gingham Slingback Flats

33. Ann Taylor Kaelyn Gingham Leather Strappy Sandals, $89.88

Ann Taylor
Kaelyn Gingham Leather Strappy Sandals

34. Ann Taylor Gingham Square Scarf, $49.50

Ann Taylor
Gingham Scarf

35. North Face ‘Romera’ Waterproof Jacket, $149

Nordstrom
North Face Gingham Waterproof Jacket

36. Proud Mary Hand Woven Blue Gingham Clutch, $42

Accompany
Hand Woven Blue Gingham Clutch

37. Charming Charlie Gingham Print Compact Mirror, $8

CharmingCharlie
Gingham Print Compact Mirror

38. Olive Juice Gingham Kerchief, $15

Olive Juice
Gingham Handkerchief

39. Club Monaco Valencia Gingham Headband, $39.50

Club Monaco
Valencia Gingham Headband

TODAY.com contributor Lisa A. Flam is a news and lifestyles reporter in New York. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Closed Captioning
apply | reset x
font
size
T
T
T
T
color

Gingham style: How to pull off the summer trend

Play Video - 4:09

Gingham style: How to pull off the summer trend

Play Video - 4:09
0:00
 
0:00
Your video begins in
0:00
TOP