Happy Summer friends! Well, technically, we're a few days away but we've been in full-on summer mode here in New York for a few weeks now.

When it comes to my summer wardrobe, I tend to stick to what I love: brighter colors, prints, jumpsuits, dresses; but every once in a while a trend rolls around that seems to come at the perfect time. This season, for me, it's gingham.

In the past I have always stuck to the classic black gingham print, but when I saw this OTS smocked top in-store at Express, I was totally drawn to it. I pictured it with a pair of light wash denim and white mules (my inspo for this outfit). Gingham is one of those classic prints that reminds me of warmer weather and a picnic lunch followed by sunset cocktails. Totally puts me in a summer state-of-mind!

Here are 12 pieces you'll love for your summer wardrobe...

PS - Have you heard that Express now offers extended sizing from 00-18 (XXS-XL)? Love that I can share my favorite pieces with you that now cater to a more diverse range of body types.

summer gingham


Shop my look:

summer gingham


There's no such thing as unflattering horizontal lines with this print! If you're wanting to switch things up from the traditional solid suit, gingham is a great print to experiment with. You know I love my retro vibes, so I'm all about the high-waisted bottom. Love this one-piece style too!

summer gingham
summer gingham


Give me a gingham mini and a denim jacket, and I'm good to go for nearly any summer event. This pink mini gives me total Beverly Hills Hotel vibes and I love the faux wrap style on this one. My pair for all of these dresses? A great pair of white platform sneaks!

summer gingham
summer gingham


I love a gingham top because it's incredibly easy to style. Light wash denim or white jeans, a pop of color on your feet and you're good to go. I paired my smocked pink top with these flares (which are incredibly flattering, by the way) and white slip-on mules. Also adore this sweetheart puff-sleeve style

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31 responses to “12 Gingham Pieces You’ll Love for Summer”

  1. Victoria says:

    omgoodness this top is so cute and perfect for summer!! love it on you!


  2. Candace says:

    Gingham is one of my favorite prints to style because of its versatility and ability to be worn all year long. So many great options you shared here to add to my wishlist!

  3. Ruthie Ridley says:

    This gingham looks amazing on you! Love the entire look!!

  4. Kim says:

    Gingham print is the most quintessential print for summer! I love all of the dresses you found and one can NEVER have too much gingham in their closet.


  5. I love the gingham top you’re wearing! I love the dresses you picked too, I love gingham print and have a OTS blue dress I love with the gingham print!

  6. So many cute gingham pieces! I love all of the swimsuits!

    xo Laura Leigh

  7. Kileen says:

    Yes, totally lovin gingham for Summer especially!! & This outfit is SO cute, love the off shoulder!

    cute & little

  8. Avani says:

    Oh.. I love Gingham pieces. And your top looks adorable

  9. Mollie says:

    Just ordered that top – it was love at first sight! I’m such a sucker for gingham, especially PINK gingham!! Thanks for sharing!

    xx Mollie

  10. Anna English says:

    You found some great pieces girlfriend!

  11. Liz says:

    I love the ruffle and gingham! You styled this so perfectly!

  12. maggie says:

    Gingham is so classic and chic to wear! Love the ruffle top!

  13. Gingham is my favorite so I’m absolutely dying over all of these pieces!!!! So many good ones!

  14. Rach says:

    That gingham top of yours is AMAZING!!! I’m seriously obsessed!


  15. lydia says:

    I seriously want it all! SO many great gingham pieces. Those swimsuits are giving me all the heart eyes. Looks like I’m going to be doing some shopping now! LOVE, love how you styled your cute gingham top as well. Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Lydia

  16. Cathy says:

    This gingham top is so cute on you. I love your handbag too!!


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