gingham style

The gingham print is a favorite spring staple, not only because it looks fresh but because it does have a picnic-esque allure. Over the last seasons many designers have opted for this pattern to parade through their runways.gingham-designers-1

DVF brought the total gingham look to the spring 2015 runway.

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Back in 2010, Christopher Kane played with the print on different fabrics and textures.

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De la Renta also played with a total look, but with oversize squares.

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Aggugini incorporated the gingham with cartoon maps.

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Both Lam and Balmain took advantage of the feminine aspect of the piece in the silhouettes.

gingham-designers-6Michael Kors referenced the 50’s with full skirts on different occasions.

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1. Pair your favorite gingham piece with another pattern that has the same color.gingham-2

2.Wear different sizes of the pattern with the same color and add a pop of color with the accessories.gingham-3

3.Combine the pattern with pieces in different colors for a more original look.

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*The photos were taken from style.com, a great resource for watching all theΒ  fashion shows and looks from famous designers.

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diy :: gingham tie knot shirt

As the dominican summer weather gets consistently hotter, I’ve been carefully selecting what to wear… and what to reinvent. As an avid DIYer, whatever I can alter with minimum effort, will get choped, cropped, or redone!

I had this gingham shirt hidden in the closet for years now, and since it was already starting to look way too used, I decided to revamp it in order to be able to wear it more often.DIY-gingham-1

The first thing to do is to cut the sleeves. Don’t throw them away, because they will become the necessary fabric for the hems.

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Once you get rid of the sleeves, measure both sides and mark where you want to cut. I advise you take into consideration positioning a bust dart, so that it doesn’t stay too baggy on the armhole. Then go ahead and finish the hem.

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Once you’re done with the armholes, cut the shirt to desired length in the back, and bring it down as a V to the bottom of the front of the shirt, where the buttons end.

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Finish all the hems, and voilΓ‘, you’ve got a new tie shirt top! Wear it with your favorite lipstick!

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