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5 Ways to Style Gingham

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Traditionally, wearing gingham was limited to summer, but now we are seeing this pattern appear all year long. It works well as a transition piece between seasons because it includes white and neutral colors like black or navy that can be paired with most solids. Any statement necklace or pair of tassel earrings are sure to stand out alongside checkered gingham items. From preppy to trendy looks, gingham is one of the most versatile pieces to style. Check out our 5 ways to style gingham! 

Classic Look

With so many cute looks in mind, choosing just ways to style gingham is difficult!  Preppy looks, one of the most classic, often include gingham patterns. From collared dresses to blazers, gingham makes many appearances in the preppy style including this look. A classic gingham shift dress paired with a navy blue cable knit sweater and Jack Rogers sandals is the perfect combination of elegant and stylish.

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Casual Look

Since gingham is a bold print, it doesn’t require many accessories. A pair of gingham pants can be paired with a scoop neck neutral sweater and oxford shoes for a simple, yet put together look. Adding a pair of sunglasses or a racerback bra can add extra touches to this casual outfit without taking away from the pants.

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Bold Look

While this look may not be for everyone, print mixing with gingham is an option. The colors in the top compliment the pink gingham well and give this look a vintage vibe. This look is perfect for the spring and summer because it is so colorful and bright.

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Summer Look

Since summer is one of the most popular seasons to wear gingham, styling a colorful top like this one is celebrated. Besides dark navy and black, gingham also comes in pastel or bright colors. This pastel blue and white gingham off the shoulder top compliments a pair of white jeans nicely and requires minimal accessories, maybe just a simple necklace or bracelet.

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Layered Look

Styling gingham with several layers makes for a cozy fall or winter outfit. The navy and white gingham top pops underneath the tan sweater and alongside the matching purse. In this case, the monogrammed necklace, watch and bracelets work well as fun accessories and add to the ambiance of this outfit. Choosing white jeans versus regular blue jeans is another option to make the gingham top stand out more.

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Hallmark #SignatureStyle

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In an age where sharing your vacation photos on Facebook and punching out 144-character tweets is considered “keeping in touch,” it’s safe to say that not many people write to each other anymore. Forget passing notes in class (mine of which, I’ll admit, contained lengthy descriptions of a conversation I had with some cute boy that day or a joke between me and my friends): there’s texting now! And who has time to type more than just enough?
Way back when, there was such a thing as pen pals, and these individuals would write letters back and forth to each other—and actually paid for a stamp to send this off!—and the mail carrier in town was easily the person you were most excited to see each day. But now, quickly replaced with the digital world, writing letters or sending cards is a dying art. That, sadly, even goes for myself. Though I journal semi-daily in private, the last time I remember sending someone else a thoughtful letter was five(?) years ago when a good friend of mine spent the fall in basic training, and I only wrote him because he wasn’t allowed to have a cellphone. As soon as he got it back, the letters stopped and were replaced with short text messages that went something along the lines of “How are you?” and “Cool, have a good day!”
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Now, Hallmark is bringing thoughtful back with their new #SignatureStyle collection. Not only will this line inspire you to write to friends both old and new, but now you can do so in style. From decorative blank cards to embellished wedding cards and a smiling cloud on a baby “shower” card (get it?), there’s a card to fit everyone’s personality, style, and unique voice. Simply put: there’s a whole lot to love, and even more to say.

 
Be sure to share your favorite cards, coupled with your serious style, using the hashtag #SignatureStyle and join the movement to bring thoughtful back! Hey, even Nina Garcia’s on board.
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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
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