Gingham Girl

Gingham Shorts

White Shirt Gingham Shorts

Happy Opening Day! Baseball is a big deal here in Cincinnati, and Opening Day is a citywide holiday. I’ve gone to my fair share of Reds Opening Day games in my lifetime, and this year will be no different. Some years it’s warm, others it’s cold, but it’s always a good time. As of me typing this on Sunday night, I have no clue what I’ll be wearing, which is stressful for someone who likes to have their outfit planned out. I’m seeing some rain in the forecast, which could make for some interesting baseball game fashion. I’m envisioning a Reds poncho in my near future…

Blue and White Gingham Shorts

Checkered Shorts White Blouse

J.Crew Gingham Shorts

If I had to pick a favorite pattern, gingham is at the top of the list. It’s classic, preppy and fun. I tend to get on a checkered kick this time of year. Now, I have a lot of gingham in my closet, but it’s mostly in the form of button down shirts (and a few dresses). When I got one of the recent J.Crew catalogs in the mail, I went crazy over all the gingham pieces. Gingham blazers, gingham moto jackets and gingham shorts? One of each, please. As much as I wanted anything and everything gingham, I promised myself I’d just stick to one piece.

Gingham Shorts Outfit

I immediately knew I’d get the most use out of the shorts. I really love this bright shade of blue, and the lightweight material makes it perfect for these rapidly approaching warm months. Even though gingham is a pretty bold pattern, you can do a ton with it style wise. Right now, I’m really into pairing them with white to let the pants make a statement.

Blue Gingham Shorts


I decided to take a walk on the wild side and do something different with my hair. That was totally sarcastic, as putting your hair in a ponytail with braids on either side is hardly wild, but for me it kind of is. As much as I always want to experiment with my long hair, this braid/ponytail sitch was necessary to mask my greasy hair. I’d do cooler braids, but unfortunately this is all I know right now. No matter how many videos I watch trying to perfect a new braid, it just doesn’t register in my brain. Since Elise is a hair and beauty wizard, I asked her to teach me the art of the braid, and my fingers are crossed that it’ll be the turning point for me!

Blue White Gingham Shorts

How To Wear Gingham

Jcrew Checkered Shorts

J.Crew Gingham Shorts

White Button Down Shirt

Lulu’s Ankle Strap Heels (love these)

Silver Clutch (similar)


6 thoughts on “Gingham Girl

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  2. ashleysedbona

    Oh I SO badly need these shorts! I’ve been craving adding gingham to my wardrobe lately but all I’ve been able to find are button down shirts and spring dresses. What about shorts, midi-skirts, and coats? So glad to know that there’s at least one adorable pair of gingham shorts out there in the world!


    Ashley || Sed Bona


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