Gingham Love

 Top: Nordstrom, Similar | Shoes: Sole Society, Similar | Bag: YSL | Bracelet: Tory Burch | Jeans: Nordstrom | Earrings: Similar

Photography by: Angie Garcia

Let’s discuss a trend I used to steer clear of: gingham. It’s everywhere this season and up until I wore this dress, I avoided it. I thought it veered a little too preppy for my style, and while I personally love J.Crew and a good Lilly dress for church, it’s not what I reach for everyday.

The great thing about gingham prints this season is that they typically come in very light fabrics! I’ve purchased a few gingham items as of lately and they are so incredibly breathable- like this dress. With the Texas heat, a baby on my hip and a diaper bag/purse I can’t have on anything too warm. Otherwise I look a little Britney Spears 2007 and we can’t have that, now can we?

In the photos my top looks a little navy, but I can assure you it is the black and white print which is why I paired it with black espadrilles. I get a little uncomfortable wearing super high espadrilles carrying Maxi. My mom took me to Tory Burch the other day and she wanted to treat me to a pair. I think she felt bad for me with the whole 4-month sleep regression or something! haha. Anyways, I tried them on and they were leopard and filled with all the Katey goodness in the world. I stood up and I just couldn’t do it. I kept thinking I’d trip walking in church holding her and I got way too nervous. So I walked out shoe-less and decided to stick with the flatform options like featured above. Besides- they are MUCH more comfortable.

I rounded up a few gingham pieces I love for the season. Let me know if you try any!

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  1. I actually used to avoid gingham as well until quite recently. I’m learning how to wear it and am learning from blogs, like yours!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Published 26 Jun 17Reply
  2. I haven’t really cared for gingham either until this season! I think it’s the combination of gingham + ruffles that gets me! Love all the options you’ve linked!

    XO, Emily
    Epicurean Emily

    Published 26 Jun 17Reply
  3. Courtney wrote:

    Love how you embraced the gingham trend!! I’ve always loved gingham, and I love seeing it everywhere this summer! 🙂

    Published 26 Jun 17Reply
  4. Allie wrote:

    I am so gingham obsessed lately!! Not a huge fan of red gingham though because it reminds me of a picnic table haha but I love navy and pink!!

    Xo, Allie

    Published 26 Jun 17Reply
  5. Allie wrote:

    I am gingham obsessed lately!! I’m not a huge fan of red gingham though since it reminds me of a picnic table (lol!) but I absolutely love navy and pink! Such a cute style for summer!

    xo, Allie

    Published 26 Jun 17Reply
  6. Lexie wrote:

    I love this look! Black and white gingham really is such a great print for summer. Especially with all the light weight dresses and ruffles this season. I’m so sad about your leopard espadrilles but I completely understand your worries…I worry about tripping and I don’t have a baby to worry about. ????

    Published 26 Jun 17Reply
  7. I agree- not really a fan of gingham but it’s everywhere! So I think I am starting to warm up to it a little. Love this top on you!

    Published 26 Jun 17Reply
  8. This top is super cute! You’re right–it does look Navy in your photos–which I wish it came in! Love it with the white jeans.

    Published 26 Jun 17Reply
  9. Super cute!

    Published 26 Jun 17Reply
  10. Meg wrote:

    picked up that second top today before even reading this and i am in love!

    Published 26 Jun 17Reply
  11. Katie wrote:

    I have to admit I love the gingham print. I would purchase everything with a gingham pattern.

    So glad you found a great piece for your wardrobe.

    Greetings Katie

    Published 27 Jun 17Reply