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Gingham & Ruffles

Gingham and ruffles. Sounds kind of twee, looks kind of cool….

Gingham trousers are 100% in my ‘buy now for Spring’ list if I had such a list, and while monochrome checks were all good in the winter, right now blue gingham is my picnic-blanket print of choice. The cutesy ruffled sneakers are clean, preppy and country club appropriate (all the things I’m not very good at being), but I decided to embrace the preppiness on my bottom half at least, and team the frilly tennis shoes with tailored gingham trousers. For me, the key for saving this from going full-on wasp is keeping the trousers long, just touching the ankle so they’re in no way a ‘capri’. Once upon a time I would have thought this length was the dorkiest thing ever but with these trainers, a biker jacket and a t-shirt that’s a little too baggy, it works.

Even the pink wall can’t make this ensemble cutesy which is saying something. I’d also wear these trousers with these Saint Laurent sandals or these Mango slides if I didn’t want to be quite as grungy. I’m going to be doing another post soon on the little additions and tweaks I’m feeling right now that can take the basics you already have into Spring so if you like this stay tuned in the next few weeks for that…

Trousers | Zara 
Trainers | Tory Burch 
T-shirt | Brandy Melville 
Bag | Simon Miller @ Net-A-Porter 
Shades | Gucci 
Jacket | Mango 
Necklace | Lucy Williams X Missoma 

Ph. by Frances Davison



  • love the combo checkered and camel colour of the bag

  • Laura Rose

    love the check and the trainers together! I recently posted about some gingham trousers too… definitely my item of the season! you look amazing (as usual)!

    Laura |

  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!!

    Mireia from TGL

  • I love the way you make Gingham work for your personal style – it is so bad ass yet so spring at the same time! It’s one of my favourite patterns right now and I have to consciously stop myself from buying EVERYTHING in this pattern! I’m loving blue and red gingham right now but mostly loving those pants and those sneakers!

    Can’t wait to read your next post too!


  • I am completely loving the gingham and ruffle thing right now too! Agreed, they are cooler with sneakers and a leather jacket. But they lend themselves to be styled SO many ways! Win.
    xx Jenelle

  • Pardon My Obsession

    Love the styling, always perfect !

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  • Francisca Hernández Siverio

    Leather jacket size? S, M, L? Thanks

  • Jovita Antanovich

    I love your trousers, a perfect piece for spring and summer! ;)

    Jovita from Black Vanilla

  • I’m such a big fan of this outfit! Love the gingham trousers!

  • Claudine

    Love your outfit so much and I didn’t know I need something with a gingham pattern before I read that post….

    Claudine /

  • Piia

    Aah, this outfit in front of the pink wall is my whole 2017 spring aesthetic. Love the gingham with the leather jacket adding a bit of attitude!


  • Neele Hofmann

    I LOVE everything about this Outfit, but especially the sneakers! They are so cut :) I have to check if the trouser is available at Zara as well ;)

    XoXo from Germany

    Neele vom Fashionblog

  • Belle melange

    Such a perfect look, love the gingham pants!

  • I love how you’ve totally nailed these trends and made them your own. I’m wearing jeans that are the same length today and you’ve reassured me that they were in fact a good purchase and not at all dorky.

  • The pants with the jacket looks great! Love a gingham pattern.

  • Summer Read

    I’m really enjoying the gingham trend at the moment, love how you’re paired it with a white tee x


  • Great looks! I really love those Gingham pants and I am pretty sure that they will remain trendy and in fashion for many springs to come. I guess I will soon be off to invest on a couple of pairs for myself. Once again, you look great and keep up the good work!