Gingham checks are probably the easiest fix to all of your fashion issues. There is nothing that you cannot pair these with and with every pairing, they look perfect. But exactly what are Gingham checks?

The proper definition would be: Gingham is a medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarn. It is made of carded, medium or fine yarns, where the coloring is on the warp yarns and always along the grain.

In layman’s words, Gingham refers to a checked pattern wherein two colors are used to create checks that range from small to micro in terms of size.

In order to create a look with Gingham checks, the basic fundamental concept that you need to know is that the size of the checks determine what to pair it with.

Here are a few ways you could use the Gingham to add class and a certain subtlety to your attire:

1) Ginghams at work:

Take this pattern to work by including it in your formal look. You could either use you regular blazer and formal pants with a contrasting Gingham shirt, or a regular shirt and formal pants with a Gingham blazer. You could also keep it cool by pairing a Gingham shirt with a matching pair of pants. Either way, know you’ll look extremely classy!

2) Everyday Ginghams:

Whether you’re on vacation, at the bar or simply out for an evening with friends, Ginghams will always save the day. Put on your jeans, Gingham shirt and complete the look with a V neck sweater. You could also pair your Gingham shirt with a pair of shorts (Or regular shirt with Gingham shorts). Another very creative way of sporting a Gingham would be to use your shirt as a jacket over your casual attire. Either way, be rest assured of heads turning at every corner!

3) Gingham Accessories:

You don’t necessarily need to have Ginghams as one of the primary patterns. You could also accessorize your attire with Gingham patterns such as a Gingham scarf, Gingham tie, Gingham pocket square or a Gingham bow tie. These would act as highlighters for your look and add intricacy to your image.

Ginghams are a look for all seasons and all occasions, when you know how to add them to your look. Predicted to be one of the most happening trends in 2017, we’d suggest you fill your rack with Ginghams and get ready for the New Year’s “Gingham Style”!