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Gingham is a Go-To Pattern This Summer

Ah, that simple Gingham Check or in it’s larger form a Buffalo Check. What a classic weave and print that always looks fresh and in-style. As a girl who grew up in the area of Baltimore, where the cult 1980’s classic  The Official Preppy Handbook was written, I totally get the love of this simple yet sophisticated pattern. 

Gingham is a Summer Pattern Go-To for Apparel and Home Decor Style_Porch Daydreamer

Then there is Reese Witherspoon and her style, who I’m going to credit with being the celebrity who brought Gingham to the forefront in our style minds.  To say a have a girl crush on her is an understatement.  One time during one of those “ice breakers” at work someone asked: “What actress would you chose to play you in a movie about your life?”

You can guess my answer – Reese Witherspoon! If I could only have her legs…beautiful.

Reese Witherspoon in Gingham Outfits

She is tough, smart, and has reinvented herself many times over a very long career (not saying she’s old because I am older!). Definitely, I like her look and hard work ethic!

A few years ago her next career move was to develop the Draper James brand hiring Mark D. Sikes to design the stores. Sigh, yep they both LOVE gingham. Reese loves it in apparel and Mark in home furnishings. Take a step inside and there is a lot of gingham carried throughout the merchandise in the store and even on the store front design. 

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Photo Credit: Cedar and Rush

Gingham isn’t just for apparel it is a beautiful accent pattern in home decor and accessories too! I love it used in trays, drapes, pillows, chairs, rugs, and even wallpaper.  Look at this gorgeous room designed by Mark D. Sikes for a Coastal Living idea home.

Mark D Sikes in Coastal Living
Photo Credit: Mark D. Sikes

Here’s a close up of a little window seat for your viewing pleasure and inspiration 😉

Photo Credit: Mark D. Sikes
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Incorporate Gingham into Your World

Gingham is SO hot right now I had a hard time deciding which products to feature! There are so many beautiful choices.  Retailers like Pottery Barn, Ann Taylor, The Gap, Express, JCrew, Williams Sonoma, and Target are all featuring this fun summery print.

It’s up to you to decide how you will add Gingham into your world! I’m loving my pink gingham shirt – it can go straight from the washing machine into the dryer and doesn’t wrinkle. It is the shirt below on the model with black jeans (I’m liking mine better with blue, gray, and white jeans). 

If you know Reese, please tell her I am a big fan 🙂 Have fun shopping – I did!

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Porch Daydreamer


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