Stepping into Spring with Gingham and Ruffles

Stepping into Spring with Gingham and Ruffles

An injection of colour or the introduction of a cheeky print will help you make the transition out of winter layers and into spring. Floral prints are a strong look this season and I’m thrilled about it – I spent a lot of my early 20s in florals and DMs – but there’s a lot of gingham about too. One of my favourite pieces is this shirt from Studio by Preen at Debenhams and this skirt also from Studio by Preen, Dorothy Gale eat you heart out!

It was while I was daydreaming about Preen and bright spring days that I stumbled upon this simple gingham top on the high street. The monochrome colourway makes this whimsical print look grown up and the ruffles keep the look feminine.

Stepping into Spring with Gingham and Ruffles

I wore my gingham top with a simple pair of Donna Ida jeans and my trusty Stan Smiths,  they may be a bit 2016 but I’m still fond of them and they are part of my weekend uniform.

Gingham is by nature very casual but you could easily dress this up with this lovely leather skirt or these palazzo pants. I’d love to wear this top with a pair of red ankle boots like the ones worn here by The Frugality, hers are from Next and sadly sold out online but there’s a good chance of finding them in store. The red ankle boots may be a blogger cliché but I don’t care, this is a winning combination!

Stepping into Spring with Gingham and Ruffles

The high street has a decent selection of gingham pieces but Zara as always do it very well. I featured a lovely gingham shirt with floral embroidery in this post a few weeks ago and it’s a great buy!

How about you? Are you wearing any gingham?

Antonia x


  1. 16/03/2017 / 1:18 pm

    I love a pop of gingham. It’s so timeless and no matter what season it never goes out of style x


    • tinkertailoronline
      16/03/2017 / 2:59 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by Catherine, gingham makes me feel nostalgic x

  2. 17/03/2017 / 4:20 pm

    Do you know I have bought nothing gingham yet this season! I love this one though – so stylish, as aways. Jess xx

    • tinkertailoronline
      20/03/2017 / 11:09 am

      Thanks Jess, I always think you look spot on. I love your style, it’s effortless xxx

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