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10 Ways to Wear Gingham Without Looking Like a Picnic Blanket

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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