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Pattern Play: 3 Ways to Wear Gingham

Oppa-Gingham-Style (that reference is still relevant, right?)

By Style Girlfriend | Last Updated: Oct 18 2016

It’s time to go hard on gingham, guys.

Gingham – the small, checkered print you know and love from your favorite summer picnic blanket – wants to break out. While guys love this popular print in a summer work wardrobe (and women love them in it), don’t resign gingham to a life spent only at the office.

Below, 3 ways to wear gingham this summer:

WEEKEND BEACH GETAWAY 

Shirt: Banana Republic, $33 Swimsuit: Ralph Lauren, $50 | ShoesVans, $60

Sunglasses: TOMS, $169 | Weekender bag: Everlane, $95

Wear it well: Gingham looks as good on the bottom as it does up top. Wear these swim trunks on your commute out of town, and lose the shirt when you make it to the beach.

LUNCH DATE

Shirt: Proper Cloth, $115 Pants: J.Crew, $80 Sunglasses: Spy Optic, $110

Watch: Nixon, $150  Belt: Trask, $120 Shoes: Tretorn, $80

Wear it Well: When wearing gingham, let it be the star, keeping the rest of the look relatively understated. Think of gingham as the Beyonce to the rest of your outfit’s Kelly and..the other one. It’s a bold pattern, so color coordinating with solids looks great and keeps you from looking like a tablecloth.

DINNER AND A MOVIE

Sweater: Gant, $175 Shirt: Uniqlo, $30 Tie: J.Crew, $60 Jeans: AG, $265

Belt: Rag & Bone, $150 Watch: Nixon, $150 | Wallet: Bellroy, $90 | Shoes: Clarks, $120

Wear it well: Don’t be afraid of lighter-wash denim in the summer. These are not dad jeans. Trust, once you try them on, you’ll feel that in the fit.

TELL US:

HOW DO YOU WEAR GINGHAM?

 

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