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.


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


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


Aggugini incorporated the gingham with cartoon maps.


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.


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.

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


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.


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.


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.


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