10 Ways to Wear Gingham Without Looking Like a Picnic Blanket

Checks all the boxes.

In all sorts of thrilling shapes and colors, gingham is now anything but square. Here, shop 10 pieces that upgrade the classic summertime print. (Sitting on/rolling around in the grass still highly encouraged.)

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This little T-shirt swim silhouette is It this summer, and you can't beat the price (or color) of this one.

$35, boohoo.com.


::garbled squealing:: (P.S. This guy by Gaia is made by female artisans who are paid a living wage, so SOLD.) 

$128, jcrew.com.

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Your all-black Kawakubo-esque outfit might say "Keep away," but your Hanky Panky bra can say "Moi je joue." 

$50, net-a-porter.com.


Or, if you want your underpinnings on the outside, there's this Sandy Liang dress. 

$680, net-a-porter.com.

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Could Mansur Gavriel get any more precious? Yeah—they could make a structured bag in red and white check. 

$445, openingceremony.com.


Gingham by itself can skew a bit saccharine or look like a '50s reference, so loosen up the traditional A-line shape a little.

Top, $40, shop.mango.com; skirt, $50, shop.mango.com.

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Or pump up the volume with a generously full skirt and fabric so light even the faintest Indio breeze will pick it right up. 

$550, nikkichasin.com.


Sunnies with a sweetness. 

$25, saksoff5th.com.

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The cuter the cardholder, the easier the networking, right? 

$10, urbanoutfitters.com.


Wow, that's one shapely heel.  

$60, zara.com.

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