For a classic pattern like gingham, it can be difficult to pull off without drawing similarities to a tablecloth or a picnic blanket. One of the techniques to keep gingham fresh and less like a decoration is to try a daring outfit and balance the gingham with another pattern. Liat shows us an example:
My new obsession is this sweet girlish pattern with a picnic-time vibe: The gingham.
After thinking about what I was going to wear with my new gingham blouse, I decided that I would try a bold and daring combination, while keeping my look effortless and casual. After all, convenience is the first priority when aiming to go to a big shopping mall with my little boys.
Mixing prints can be tricky, so to make things work and avoid an outfit getting too busy, I paired this gingham ruffles tie top with an easy-fitting printed pants. These pants feature a plenty of white space in the design, so it balances the whole look. Adding neutral accessories keeps the look from being over the top too.
Liat is a personal fashion consultant and the fashion blogger of her site, YomanChic. A fashionista since she was young, she writes posts that connect her passion of fashion and shopping with her busy life as a mother of two. Follow Liat on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!