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Gingham Girl

Gingham Girl - A quintessential summer print shot by the British seaside - Fashion - OOTD - Blonde Sartorial - Fashion & Lifestyle by Bec Oakes

Gingham. For summer. Groundbreaking right? But seriously, checks were all over the spring/summer catwalks (see: Loewe, Alexander McQueen and Fendi) and the quintessential summer print is certainly holding its ground.

I think gingham is a bit like marmite – you either love it or you hate it. Personally, I absolutely adore it but at the same time I can see how people think it too closely resembles a tablecloth. It can be a little tricky to pull off without looking like said piece of home decor but, styled correctly, can provide the foundations of a perfect warm-weather ensemble.

Gingham Girl - A quintessential summer print shot by the British seaside - Fashion - OOTD - Blonde Sartorial - Fashion & Lifestyle by Bec Oakes

Gingham Girl - A quintessential summer print shot by the British seaside - Fashion - OOTD - Blonde Sartorial - Fashion & Lifestyle by Bec Oakes

Gingham Girl - A quintessential summer print shot by the British seaside - Fashion - OOTD - Blonde Sartorial - Fashion & Lifestyle by Bec Oakes

I definitely find myself most drawn to black and white gingham. It’s a safe option as it’s the least tablecloth-like and almost acts as a neutral that can be paired with any colour combination you can think of. This tonal choice can be seen in a smocked gingham tube top from Brandy Melville. It’s a perfect fit and the simple silhouette allows the print to shine.

Gingham Girl - A quintessential summer print shot by the British seaside - Fashion - OOTD - Blonde Sartorial - Fashion & Lifestyle by Bec Oakes

Gingham Girl - A quintessential summer print shot by the British seaside - Fashion - OOTD - Blonde Sartorial - Fashion & Lifestyle by Bec Oakes

Gingham Girl - A quintessential summer print shot by the British seaside - Fashion - OOTD - Blonde Sartorial - Fashion & Lifestyle by Bec Oakes

It’s paired with black kick flare jeans, a black belt bag and “dad” trainers for a slightly different styling of the print. The dark colours and chunky shoes makes the look read a lot less preppy and the juxtaposition of the classic print alongside current accessory trends makes it decidedly cooler. No picnic tables to be found!

Top: Brandy Melville | Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch | Belt-bag: Gucci | Trainers: Balenciaga (see my guide to “dad” trainers for links to options at different price points)

Gingham Girl - A quintessential summer print shot by the British seaside - Fashion - OOTD - Blonde Sartorial - Fashion & Lifestyle by Bec Oakes

Gingham Girl - A quintessential summer print shot by the British seaside - Fashion - OOTD - Blonde Sartorial - Fashion & Lifestyle by Bec Oakes

And to conclude, where better to shoot a classic print than the Great British seaside? I adore the fact that my hometown is by the sea. There’s nowhere better to spend the summer!

Peace and love, Bec

 

(6) Comments

  1. You are so stylish! I totally loved what you have picked as it suits you so well and the outfit comes together perfectly.

    1. blondesartorial says:

      Aw thank you! Fashion styling is something I’m really passionate about so this means a lot x

  2. Loooove this outfit and I need this bag!

    1. blondesartorial says:

      Thanks! Isn’t it beautiful?! I’m completely in love x

  3. I’m terrified of these kinds of prints, but I think you styled it beautifully! Thanks for sharing x

    1. blondesartorial says:

      Aw thanks! Gingham can be a tricky one but black and white is a pretty safe option, in my opinion anyway x

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