How to Wear Gingham in the Fall
We have had numerous requests for more posts featuring casual/weekend wear, so today we’re introducing Weekend Inspiration. In these posts, you’ll find both product recommendations and inspiration to get you ready for various weekend activities. As with all of our posts, not every look will be for everyone, but every look will keep to our aesthetic of updated classic style with the occasional twist. Today, we’re launching with a look that I live in this time of year. Of course, if you have specific questions or requests, just add them in the comments below!
I love a good button down. I know it’s tough if you have a larger bust, but for those of us who spent the better part of our adolescence wondering when we were going to fill out more than a training bra, button downs work well. For the weekend, look for something in a relaxed slim fit. A gingham pattern, like this one from Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James, is preppy perfection. If you layer it with a thin quilted vest, it will take you through the chilly part of Fall. (This one from Old Navy is a reader favorite.)
We talk a lot about the importance of layers and cohesiveness, and this outfit covers both. The quilted vest layered over the shirt and the belt adds some needed dimension and helps bring the fresh gingham pattern into the season. The addition of the belt (only $15) is important. If you tuck the shirt in the belt finishes the look. Then I got all matchy-matchy. I found a lovely pointed flat, because it’s still a little too warm for a boot in my neck of the woods. And the bag? The bag is from Forever 21 and is only $16! I know, it’s crazy. Because the tan color shows up three ways (belt, shoes, bag), you create a strong cohesive element, and the look becomes grounded.
Wear your favorite straight your skinny jeans if you go for a pointed flat, as the season progresses, wear a riding boot. We’re showing a pair of DL 1961 jeans, my current weekend and travel favorite. If you eventually wear something like this with an ankle boot, you can wear a slightly bootcut jean, and your proportions will be one point.