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

by Lisa Flam / / Source: TODAY Contributor

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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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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.

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

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:

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

gingham clothing for women Check and Chic Cropped Top and Skirt Set
Chicwish.com

2. Zara Frayed Checked Dress, $49.90

gingham dress clothing Frayed Checked Dress
Zara.com

3. Go Jane Vintage Vitality Gingham Dress, $32.80

gingham dress gingham clothing, Vintage Vitality Gingham Dress
GoJane.com

4. Forever 21 Gingham Pocket Shirt, $13.99

gingham clothes gingham shirt for women
Forever 21

5. Forever 21 Gingham Pattern Crop Top, $6

gingham clothing for women, Gingham Pattern Crop Top
Forever 21

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

gingham clothes top for women, Cropped Knot-Front Gingham Shirt
Forever 21

7. Forever 21 Collared Gingham Crop Top, $17.90

gingham clothes for women, Collared Gingham Crop Top
Forever 21

8. Holding Horses Devon Popover, $49.95

gingham clothes top for women, Devon Popover by Holding Horses, top, shirt
Anthropologie

9. Club Monaco Scarletta Cold Shoulder Top, $149.50

gingham clothes for women, Scarletta Cold-Shoulder Top
Club Monaco

10. Club Monaco Indya Tube Top, $139.50

gingham clothes for women, Indya Tube Top
Club Monaco

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

gingham clothes for women, gingham top,  Tie Front Boy Shirt In Gingham
J.Crew
12. Zara Gingham Blouse, $29.90
gingham clothes for women, Gingham Blouse
Zara

13. Zara Gingham Top with Frilled Sleeves, $35.90

Gingham shirt for women, Top with Ruffled Sleeves
Zara

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

gingham clothes, Kendall   Kylie Gingham Style Silk Skirt
Nasty Gal

15. Missquided Double-Belted Check Shorts, $12.92

gingham clothes for women, Double Belted Gingham Shorts
Missquided

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

gingham clothes, Pixie Mid-Rise Ankle Pants for Women
Old Navy

17. Old Navy Everyday Twill Shorts, $14.97

gingham clothes, Everyday Twill Shorts for Women
Old Navy

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

gingham clothes for women, Linen Pant In Gingham
J.Crew

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

gingham clothes for women, Gingham Pleated Mini Skirt
J.Crew

20. Ann Taylor Gingham High Waisted Shorts, $49.99

gingham clothes for women, Gingham High Waisted Shorts
Ann Taylor

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

gingham clothes for women, Walk in the Park Gingham Dress
Nasty Gal

22. Forever 21 Gingham Midi Shirtdress, $15.99

gingham clothes for women, Gingham Midi Shirt Dress
Forever 21

23. Sunday in Brooklyn Ruffled Gingham Shift, $138

gingham clothes, Ruffled Gingham Shift
Anthropologie

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

gingham clothes, Ruffled Off The Shoulder Dress
J.Crew

25. Zara Gingham Dress, $39.90

Gingham Dress
Zara

26. Topshop Gingham Halter Romper, $95

gingham clothes, Topshop Gingham Halter Romper
Nordstrom

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

gingham clothes, Anne Klein Gingham Dress
Nordstrom

28. Julia Jordan Woven Gingham Shirtdress, $128

gingham clothes, Julia Jordan woven Gingham Shirtdress
Nordstrom

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

gingham clothes, Gingham Push-Up Bikini Top
Forever 21

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

gingham clothes, Solid & Striped Poppy Gingham One-Piece
Anthropologie

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

gingham clothes, Gingham knotted fabric slides
J.Crew

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

Gingham Slingback Flats
J.Crew

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

gingham clothes, Kaelyn Gingham Leather Strappy Sandals
Ann Taylor

34. Ann Taylor Gingham Square Scarf, $49.50

gingham clothes, Gingham Scarf
Ann Taylor

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

gingham clothes, North Face Gingham Waterproof Jacket
Nordstrom

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

gingham accessories, Hand Woven Blue Gingham Clutch
Accompany

37. Charming Charlie Gingham Print Compact Mirror, $8

Gingham Print Compact Mirror accessories
CharmingCharlie

38. Olive Juice Gingham Kerchief, $15

Gingham Handkerchief, gingham accessories
Olive Juice

39. Club Monaco Valencia Gingham Headband, $39.50

Valencia Gingham Headband accessories
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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