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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.

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

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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.

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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:

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

Chicwish.com

2. Zara Frayed Checked Dress, $49.90

Zara.com

3. Go Jane Vintage Vitality Gingham Dress, $32.80

GoJane.com

4. Forever 21 Gingham Pocket Shirt, $13.99

Forever 21

5. Forever 21 Gingham Pattern Crop Top, $6

Forever 21

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

Forever 21

7. Forever 21 Collared Gingham Crop Top, $17.90

Forever 21

8. Holding Horses Devon Popover, $49.95

Anthropologie

9. Club Monaco Scarletta Cold Shoulder Top, $149.50

Club Monaco

10. Club Monaco Indya Tube Top, $139.50

Club Monaco

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

J.Crew

13. Zara Gingham Top with Frilled Sleeves, $35.90

Zara

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

Nasty Gal

15. Missquided Double-Belted Check Shorts, $12.92

Missquided

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

Old Navy

17. Old Navy Everyday Twill Shorts, $14.97

Old Navy

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

J.Crew

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

J.Crew

20. Ann Taylor Gingham High Waisted Shorts, $49.99

Ann Taylor

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

Nasty Gal

22. Forever 21 Gingham Midi Shirtdress, $15.99

Forever 21

23. Sunday in Brooklyn Ruffled Gingham Shift, $138

Anthropologie

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

J.Crew

25. Zara Gingham Dress, $39.90

Zara

26. Topshop Gingham Halter Romper, $95

Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

28. Julia Jordan Woven Gingham Shirtdress, $128

Nordstrom

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

Forever 21

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

Anthropologie

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

J.Crew

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

J.Crew

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

Ann Taylor

34. Ann Taylor Gingham Square Scarf, $49.50

Ann Taylor

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

Nordstrom

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

Accompany

37. Charming Charlie Gingham Print Compact Mirror, $8

CharmingCharlie

38. Olive Juice Gingham Kerchief, $15

Olive Juice

39. Club Monaco Valencia Gingham Headband, $39.50

Club Monaco

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

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