Hey, everyone! In case you didn’t already know, fringe is quite the hot commodity right now.  Current me would like to take this moment to thank past me for holding onto my brown fringe vest from Forever 21 for the last 6 years. Very few pieces have survived my style evolution to the present day, but after all of these years the qualities that drew me to the vest when I first saw it on the hanger when I was 14 years old are still there.  Fringe is truly timeless and effortlessly cool, and my vest is merely proof of that! I layered the vest over a crisp white tee. I then put on a pair of Easy Jeans and matching brown suede boots for a classic yet modern take on fringe.

Vest: Forever 21 (similar here)

T shirt: Target

Jeans: American Apparel

Boots: Nordstrom





Photo Credit: Maya Hansen


Gingham is a timeless pattern, but every now and then the world seems to go a little gingham-crazy. This spring and summer, step out into the sun in these cheerful gingham pieces.

1. Tie-front shirt

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Image via forever21.com

This is my favorite gingham piece in this entire post! The tie-front detail is adorable. Pair this with either high-waisted shorts or a skater skirt for a cute and retro look.

2. Headband

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Image via forever21.com

Wire headbands also add a cute/retro vibe.  This is a great accent piece and would be an excellent choice for festival headwear.

3. Dress

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Image via motelrocks.com

Classic gingham takes over the ultra trendy slip dress. The pastel pink gives this dress a very playful vibe.  For a toned down look, try this dress.

4. Skirt

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Image via americanapparel.com

American Apparel’s circle skirts have somewhat of a cult following, so it makes sense that one exists in gingham. The circle cut looks especially great with high-knee socks.

5. Socks

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Image via topshop.com

I am a HUGE FAN of ruffled socks! These gingham ones would look awesome peeking out over a pair of boots or with sandals.

6. Pocket square

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Image via asos.com

Great for those who want to subtly express their love for gingham, this pocket square will surely pop against a plain button-down or a suit.

Like what you see? Know of any other amazing gingham staples? Write a comment!