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Here's Why Gingham Is The New Stripe

Here's Why Gingham Is The New Stripe

 LOFT dress, $69.50;  loft.com . Merona jacket, $29.99;  target.com . BECK Jewels choker, $89;  beckjewels.com .

LOFT dress, $69.50; loft.com. Merona jacket, $29.99; target.com. BECK Jewels choker, $89; beckjewels.com.

You've probably already mastered nautical stripes –– the ultimate summer staple –– but there's a fresh print taking over stylish warm-weather wardrobes: gingham. This classic, yet totally modern, print works with all your seasonal go-to's (white jeans, denim jackets, and basic tees) while also adding a new, fashion-forward element to your look. Keep reading for 5 easy and grown-up ways to wear gingham this summer.

1. Tunic: Wear with slim white jeans and Birkenstocks...

 Old Navy shirt, $29.94;  oldnavy.com .

Old Navy shirt, $29.94; oldnavy.com.

2. Boxy top: Wear with a silky skirt and ankle-strap heels...

 Eloquii, $59.90;  eloquii.com .

Eloquii, $59.90; eloquii.com.

3. Dress: Wear with black leather sandals and a denim jacket...

 J.Crew dress, $118;  jcrew.com .

J.Crew dress, $118; jcrew.com.

4. Cropped Pants: Wear with a denim shirt and ballet flats...

 Topshop pants, $75;  nordstrom.com .

Topshop pants, $75; nordstrom.com.

5. Pencil Skirt: Wear with a slouchy tee and moto jacket...

 Who What Wear skirt, $29.99;  target.com .

Who What Wear skirt, $29.99; target.com.

Style Voices: April Soderstrom

Style Voices: April Soderstrom

Style Voices: Irene Newman

Style Voices: Irene Newman