Work day fashion can be tricky. Clearly, the office is not the place to try out every crazy trend that comes out, but you also don’t want to feel stuck in a boring fashion rut. Sometimes a fashion trend comes along that can easily be work place appropriate and this spring we’re in luck!
One of the biggest fashion trends this spring is gingham print, and this trend can so easily be styled for the office. One of my favorite work appropriate gingham pieces is definitely this contrasting gingham print dress. I love the look of two different size gingham prints on one dress! So much about this dress is perfect for a spring (or summer) day at the office.
The attention to detail on this dress is fantastic – from the frill peplum detail at the waist to the frill hem at the bottom. The classic short sleeved sheath silhouette keeps this dress completely work day ready, even for the most conservative office.
gingham print dress // heels // similar Chanel handbag // similar looking (affordable) handbag // earrings
There are some things to keep in mind when styling the gingham print trend for the office. Here are some of my gingham print styling tips:
We all love the classic red & white gingham, but keep that for your summer BBQs. For a work day look, look for black & white gingham pieces or navy & white gingham pieces.
Same deal as above. There are so many fun summer-y gingham pieces right now (… case and point this gingham romper and this gingham bow tie dress – both of which I am dying to add to my closet!) but for work, find classic silhouette’s in gingham print. A sheath dress, a pencil skirt, a button down blouse, for example.
It’s probably obvious, but if you’re trying out anything a bit ‘bold’ or fashion forward for the office, you should keep the rest of your look simple. Stick with classic shoes and a handbag and keep any jewelry to a minimum. As you can see with this outfit I paired my gingham print dress with my favorite black suede heels ( I just love the V-shape cut at the toe) and my Chanel bag. I couldn’t resist adding some jewelry, so I went with my faux pearl & crystal statement earrings.
While this gingham print dress is my first wear-to-work gingham piece for the year, it certainly won’t be my last! Below I’ve rounded up a bunch of great gingham pieces (including another gingham print dress or two) that would be perfect to wear to the office.
I can’t wait for the weather to warm up so I can actually start wearing this gingham print dress to work! I shot these photos when I was in Reno last week, and it was so warm & sunny. Definitely got me excited for spring and summer weather here in Vancouver!
By the way, if you too are living somewhere where it’s still cold, be sure to check out my post on must-have coats for spring. These will keep you warm but still in the spring mood, until spring weather actually chooses to show up!
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Gingham is so chic and classy 😉 And the heels you have selected are perfect match as well!
Thank you so much!!
That dress is amazing, and you look amazing in it!
Aw thank you so much!!
this look is absolutely fabulous! chic work chick!!
Que Sera Sahra
Thank you so much Sahra!
The dress is so cute! I love the gingham print.
Thank you Courtney! I love that there are actually work appropriate gingham pieces this spring. So stoked!
This is such a classy gingham look! I can totally see this worn in an office environment. You look amazing!
Thank you so much Ruth, that’s so kind. Have a great week!
This looks beautiful on you! Such a great shape.
Thank you so much Katie!!
That dress is so chic! You could totally transition from office to date night in it. I am ALL about gingham at the moment too!
Thanks girl, that’s exactly how I feel – such a versatile dress!
You are rocking the gingham dress in this outfit!!
Thanks so much babe!
You look amazing! You can’t go wrong with black and white gingham!
You can never go wrong with black & white! X
Agreed! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Hope you have a great day!
Loving the gingham dress girl! Such a great print for Summer!
cute & little
Thanks so much Kileen!
This outfit is everything! I’m obsessed with the gingham!
Aw thanks Liz!!!
So much yes to the gingham! This dress looks incredible on you– love the contrasting gingham prints– and I love the pieces you picked for the workday!
Aw thank you so much Amanda! And I agree- the contrasting gingham prints is definitely what makes this dress stand out. Its such a unique touch!
Cute dress! Cant go wrong with a classic gingham!
Exactly my thoughts!
Such a classic gingham dress.. Love the way you styled it
Thank you Avani!