Trend of the Week: Gingham

Gingham setThe gingham print, a variation of plaid, has been around for centuries, but used in mainstream fashion beginning in the 1900’s.  One of the most iconic uses of gingham in fashion has to be Dorothy’s blue gingham pinafore in “The Wizard of Oz.”  Gingham comes in all sizes and colors, and now is the perfect time of year to incorporate this fun fabric into your summer looks.  I featured all things gingham found in stores at West County Center today on “Show Me St. Louis.”

First, The North Face, located exclusively at West County Center in St. Louis, has a gingham coat for women, available in both black and blue, and it’s on sale!  The original price was $149, first 25% off and now an additional 20% off for a current price of $89.99.  Of course, this coat is a spring/fall weight, but don’t pass up this great deal because it will never go out of style!

Gingham Charming CharlieNext, check out Charming Charlie for a variety of gingham clothing and accessories!  You can go full-on gingham with the red print dress or blue print top, or take a less-is-more approach with just a gingham handbag.  Or, check out their blue gingham accessories, everything from a mirror compact to a sunglasses case, pill box and umbrella.  It’s easy to brighten up your summer look with a fun gingham accessory!

Gingham isn’t just for women…you’ll find Gingham clothing items in Brooks Brothers and Johnston & Murphy at West County Center!  For the segment, I wore a blue gingham shirt from Johnston & Murphy, but they also have several two-tone print options as well.  At Brooks Brothers, besides dress shirts in several colors and gingham print sizes, you’ll also find, shorts, swim trunks, boxers, bow ties, pocket squares and more!

Finally, check out the gingham pajama pants for women at Forever 21, all which pair perfectly with their comfy tee-shirts.