Styling Gingham For Summer Workwear

Styling Gingham For Summer Workwear
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Styling Gingham For Summer Workwear

Oh, how I love wearing clothes that appear as if they’ve been made from picnic blankets.

I mean, that’s basically what gingham pieces look like, right?  But don’t get me wrong, I love wearing picnic blankets as skirts – or dresses – or bikinis – or literally anything else. Gingham is one of my favorite prints, and it’s the epitome of summer cheer. I used to think that it could only be donned in a casual fashion. However, after much research (and endless hours spent online shopping), I’ve found a way to master gingham for summer workwear as well!

There are two keys to styling a more quirky pattern as workwear:

  • Find structured, properly-fitting pieces in that print. Think slim-fitting business pants, pencil skirts, and button-up blouses. You may also consider other typical “workwear” options – but with a patterned twist!
  • Pair the patterned article of clothing with more elegant items. For example, I paired my gingham pencil skirt with a ruffled blouse and heels. I dressed everything up, creating the illusion of a chic ensemble from head to toe.

Outfit Details // skirt | similar top | similar shoes | bag

Photos by Meredith Anne Photography

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The colors you wear also determine how formal you appear. My gingham skirt is yellow. However, I decided not to wear red or orange or any other vibrant colors with the skirt, but rather, wore neutrals and clean whites. If I wanted to take a more casual approach, I may have worn a graphic tee with the “Breakfast Club” cast on it, some baby pink high-top Converse, and a denim jacket with hoop earrings. Wow that entire outfit sounds like a case of the 90’s, but what can I say? 😂

Here are a couple other gingham workwear outfit ideas:

Fuchsia and white

Navy and red

Peach, white, and black

Nude and blush

Yellow and blue

 

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How would you style this fun print for the business place?

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Styling Gingham For Summer Workwear

Photos by Meredith Anne Photography

Outfit Details // skirt | similar top | similar shoes | bag

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Riva Treasure
    July 6, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    This outfit is seriously SO adorable on you! Love the backdrop too!

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    Carolyn
    July 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    I love this more sophisticated styling of gingham! I agree that it’s the epitome of summer! I have so many pieces but I ain’t even mad about it. It’s a classic and I don’t see it going anywhere soon.

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    Tonya Tardiff
    July 6, 2018 at 2:12 PM

    These are such great tips! I love the gingham trend but think it can be difficult to style but your tips make it seem so easy!

  • Reply
    Rach
    July 6, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    I am a huge fan of gingham and girl, I love this gingham in yellow! So pretty!!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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    Lee
    July 6, 2018 at 2:48 PM

    Love that skirt! i’ve been styling gingham for the office a lot this summer as well! I have a gingham peplum waist dress from ASOS that I can’t get enough of!

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    Kim
    July 6, 2018 at 3:14 PM

    These are great tips! I love that gingham skirt for the office and that raffia handbag is adorable!

    xoxo,
    Kim

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    Helena Marz
    July 6, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    This gingham style is so classic! You look fabulous with how you styled this entire outfit! Looks professional and chic at the same time. Thanks for sharing these tips❤️

  • Reply
    Kileen
    July 6, 2018 at 9:14 PM

    This skirt is so cute on you babe! I am loving gingham for the Summer and the color is so cute!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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    Kimberly Burke
    July 6, 2018 at 9:37 PM

    Obsessed with this skirt!! I love how much yellow is in right now! That top is so cute and feminine to match! Happy Friday babe!

    http://www.withlovefromkimberly.com

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    Nicole
    July 7, 2018 at 8:28 AM

    Gingham is a favorite look of mine too! I love how you paired your skirt with that cropped ruffled white top too! It’s such a pretty pair in together.

  • Reply
    Sara
    July 8, 2018 at 1:51 PM

    This skirt would be perfect with a crispy white or pastel colored blazer for the office!

  • Reply
    Megan
    July 9, 2018 at 12:31 AM

    Gingham is the perfect print for summer. I love how you styled this cute little skirt!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

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    Azanique
    July 9, 2018 at 1:19 AM

    This skirt is too adorable! I have the same one in black and white and love wearing it to work 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

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    adriana
    July 9, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    Just the cutest ever!! Absolutely love everything about this – those shoes are perfect with this look!

  • Reply
    Deborah
    July 9, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    I LOVE gingham in the summer too! It’s just such a fun, cheery, and classic print. I adore this fitted gingham skirt on you!

  • Reply
    KatWalkSF
    July 9, 2018 at 10:52 AM

    That gingham pencil skirt is perfect for the office!

  • Reply
    Liz
    July 9, 2018 at 11:52 AM

    This outfit is so cute! I love the ruffles with the gingham!

  • Reply
    Laura
    July 9, 2018 at 4:06 PM

    That gingham pencil skirt is so cute on you. Love how you styled it!

    xo, Laura

  • Reply
    Kristina
    July 10, 2018 at 7:17 AM

    I can’t get enough of gingham and that skirt is so cute!

  • Reply
    Mollie
    July 17, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    I’ve never thought about gingham for workwear, but it totally can be whens styled correctly! Love all your tips!

    xx Mollie

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