GINGHAM without looking like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz

Zara Red Gingham skirt
Zara Red Gingham skirt – sold out


It is HOUNDSTOOTH  (think David Jones) funkier little sister. HOUNDSTOOTH  is your 9-5 gal, but GINGHAM parties in the weekend.


The name may originate from Malay genggang, meaning ‘ajar, separate’. Alternately, it is speculated that the fabric now known as gingham may have been made at Guingamp, a town in Brittany, France, and that the fabric may be named after the town. When originally imported into Europe in the 17th century, gingham was a striped fabric, though now it is distinguished by its checkered pattern.

The GINGHAM trend is everywhere – in the traditional blue and white, or in a range of other colours.  Is this something you would wear or does it remind you of a table cloth or your old school uniform?

Here are some of my picks.


Shop Bohemian Trader Gingham pieces

Mollini mules from The Iconic
Mollini mules from The Iconic

After seeing the Hansen and Gretel drool worthy pieces, I could be persuaded to add some more of this print to my wardrobe. For now, I just have one shirt that I picked up  in Bali of all places.



And if that isn’t enough for you, I have found some GINGHAM designer gear for you to shop.  Miu Miu, Diane von Furstenberg or Michael Kors anyone?

 Forget about “Annie Get your Gun” and “Oklahoma!”, GINGHAM is fresh and fun and so on-trend right now!

Would you?


Til next time,



About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

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