You could call gingham the unofficial print of summer. Every summer, year after year, gingham prints of all colors emerge and are equally as popular as the previous season. They instantly make you think of picnics, backyard BBQs, and long beach days. Gingham will never go out of style, but there are moments when its popularity surges more than others—and 2021 is one of those moments.
Summer is just getting started, and gingham is already everywhere. However, there are a few styling tricks I’ve noticed the coolest fashion girls applying that make their outfits feel more modern, directional, and intentional than your average gingham look. From wearing multiple gingham prints together in a single outfit to pairing the print with an unexpected third piece, below are a few styling tricks for wearing gingham in ways that feel specifically 2021.