What do Kendall and Kylie Jenner's clothing collection and J.Crew have in common? A love of preppy style? Not really. A penchant for waist trainers? Not so much. The answer is gingham! Yes, of all the cute prints on offer this season, it's what these two labels are doing best. It's the quintessentially summery pattern that—let's face it—can help us steal a march on the new season before it climatically arrives (and before we get ridiculously bored of wearing black coats).
It appears to be a trend that has successfully segued from the runways (see Miu Miu and Altuzarra for classic mini-gingham and jumbo versions at Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham) into some of our favourite high-street stores. With the handy guidance of the below street style gurus, you can see how this sunshine staple can be worn all year round. So scroll down, take a few tips, and then shop the gingham pieces that have us clicking "buy now."
Style Notes: These gingham trousers could veer into '50s pinup territory, but with a simple oversize knit coat and chunky flats. Aymeline (one of the French girls we're obsessed with) has pulled them into a sleek, modern getup.
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On Pandora Sykes: Isa Arfen Off-the-Shoulder Checked Top (£647).
Style Notes: Gingham doesn't have to play alone—just look at how good it is with white lace and black denim.
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On Miroslava Duma: Miu Miu Coat available in Leather (£4130).
Style Notes: Gingham isn't just for cute dresses—this coat looks like a completely work-appropriate piece when paired with smart black tailoring and mid heels.