Best Piece for S/S17: #Gingham

Gingham cloth pattern
Spring Pic
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Spring is upon us and the air is becoming warmer.
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With this steady climb in temperature comes a need to include lighter fabrics in a our wardrobe, both in thickness and color. Lighter fabrics inherently breathe more and lighter colors absorb less heat, meaning I’m less inclined to faint from heat-stroke; One too many days on a tennis court on a hot summer day teaches a person that. The texture and density of your average, run-of-the -mill gingham does a phenomenal  job at keeping us cool in the blazing heat, so much so that it has become an iconic summer fabric and a favorite amongst American southerners.
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Maybe that’s why my mum dressed my sister and me in head to toe matching gingham outfits. Thankfully, this year the fabric is on-trend with mainstream fashion, taking an age old classic and breathing new life into it. A viral hit with bloggers everywhere this season was the red gingham asymmetrical skirt from Zara and I’ve seen multiple knock-offs of this exact piece in the little fast fashion shops in my small city here in Korea. One of my top favorite bloggers, #iamchouquette, wore hers whilst visiting Japan, with the Chanel Viva Coco Cuba Libre shirt and red iconic double-flap handbag, and a distressed jean jacket. Personally, I’m not a jean jacket girl but they way she layers the look works so well that I’m tempted to grab one.
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In my #ootd I chose a black gingham dress for the versatility. The black and white mix traps some warmth as we deal with the roller-coaster temperature changes that occur in the spring. When worn with over-the-knee boots, air flow is balanced for any situation. Take my baby doll a-line gingham dress paired with the much loved over-the-knee boots of last season, a classic Chanel * 2.55 flap bag, and the new SS17 * Dio(R)evolution sunglasses and you’ll be ready to face the oncoming glorious warmer days heading our way.
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 For more style inspo – Check out these pieces I have hand-picked for you!
* A unique mint green cold-shoulder top with billowy sleeves that tie at 3/4 sleeve length
* It’s swim season soon, so here’s a modest bikini set, top and bottom
*A versatile wrap top or a dress that can be layered over a simple t-shirt – both from Nasty Gal 😉
* Gingham in bag form! (Price low to high)
– A gingham leather wristlet
– A gingham fold-over clutch
– A gingham wicker basket bag
– A gingham and wicker shoulder bag
*Now on to shoes! (Price low to high)
– Sam Edelman canvas sandals
– No 21 Twill sandals (stripe version sold out quickly!)
Comment below with how you pair your gingham and inspire others!
 
Check out my other post about statement shoes; plenty of inspiration with this to-die-for pair of Christian Louboutins.
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Gingham in Spring
Gingham. Heat. Self-preservation. Two of these equals the other.
Disclaimer: Any affiliate links are marked with a * symbol. Any affiliate links used were personally chosen by me because I like them and are not sponsored. The feature pic is by Billy Alexander, found on Freeimages.com.

A line dress
21,110 KRW – shein.com

Sam Edelman black over the knee boots
177,180 KRW – theoutnet.com

Chanel handbag
1,558,910 KRW – 1stdibs.com

BaubleBar drusy jewelry
31,110 KRW – baublebar.com

Christian Dior sunglasses
644,455 KRW – saksfifthavenue.com

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