Are we really going back to the '40s. Yep. We’ve traveled through time, or so it may seem when walking through the streets of New York City. Walking to class every week, I see a lot of different styles, patterns, and people. But the pattern that stands out to me the most is the Gingham pattern.
Way back before the '40s, checkered patterns were making their way through the fashion world. The trend has remained popular especially when incorporating plaid. Recently, the famous black and white pattern has boomed. Brands including Vans, Urban Outfitters, Brandy Melville, and Zara have recently created products to sell throughout their stores.
Brandy Melville, $38
Ruffled gingham tops, trousers, skirts, and dresses have been flying off the shelves. In the fashion cycle, I’d say that Gingham is at its peak, and it’s basically at mass acceptance. Gingham has blossomed to other colors too. It is mainly popular at its original black and white, but I’ve also been seeing a lot of reds, pastel blues and yellows too.
Fashion tends to refer to past styles and trends, which revamp the beauty of vintage clothing. In particular, Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” brought gingham into style with her famous blue and white gingham dress, and this look has made a comeback.
Trying to hop on this autumn trend? Pair a ruffled gingham top with a pair of denim. You can even pick up an all gingham pant and rock it with booties and a plain top. It doesn’t matter how you style this pattern, Gingham will always remain versatile. Any style, any age, this pattern stays timeless.