Issue 8 / Cover Story: Trend Alert -- Going Gingham

Cover Story: Trend Alert — Going Gingham

Jul 27, 2015

Gingham makes a gorgeous comback. How to wear this hot trend? Here's a tip: Think less cowgirl-esque, more ‘50s chic.

Gingham makes a comeback this summer with a shift to the chic side. Designer inspirations include the ‘50s era of beach babes, the all-American sweetheart and lazy summer afternoon picnics, bringing back this beloved retro classic.  


Michael Kors, $658.50 US
Freida photo by Keystone Press Agency 

Picnic, anyone? Freida Pinto wore this green and white halter sundress to the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic event in New Jersey. Note the simple elegance of this feminine fit ‘n’ flare number that needs no fussy accessories. 



Aldo $22.50 CDN

A perfect choice for the busy woman about town, this roomy tote will hold all your work and daily essentials — all while looking stylish in a pop print.


Le Château, $59.50 CDN

Go belted to accentuate the curves. The square neck makes this piece suitable for both work and happy hour play so you can go on looking chic after hours. 


The Bardot Influence

Topshop, $35 US

Bring out your inner Brigitte Bardot in this cute and sassy cropped off-the-shoulder number. Works great when paired with high-waisted separates.

 The Two-Piece Set

Oscar de la Renta, Top $890 US, Skirt $3,290 US 

If classic femininity with a contemporary twist is more your style, then check out this two-piece ensemble worth splurging on.


DVF, $199 US

Summer isn’t complete without your go-to one-piece. Be fashionable and frugal by opting for a more sophisticated take on your romper so that it’s suitable for plenty of occasions.         



The Limited, $35.97 US

Switch up those Daisy Dukes with a pair of tailored shorts that are more flattering and chic.


May28th, 49.50 CDN

There’s nothing like a neon hue to catapult a classic print to the contemporary side. lets you have fun with your timepiece by customizing it to your personal taste. You can choose from an array of colours and styles.



 Marshalls$169.99 CDN,

If you’re afraid to go all-out gingham, add character to your ensemble by sporting a hint of playfulness with wooden platforms that inspire. 


Saks Fifth Avenue, $390 US

Figure-flattering and adorably cute, this Lisa Marie Fernandez Poppy Maillot Swimsuit is a must if you’re aiming to add a retro vibe to your beachwear.

Photo Credits: Freida Pinto Image: Keystone Press Agency; Product images courtesy of retailers


Monika Bhondy


Monika Bhondy (@monikabhondy) is one of the original editors at ANOKHI. She wore many hats through the developmental years including creating the first Holiday Gift Guide as The Style Editor, putting down the first building blocks of ANOKHI's global blog community, handling the video department and ...


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