No summer uniform is complete without a gingham shirt, and these days, designers are branching out beyond the traditional button-down version. We rounded up 10 of our favorite modern ginghams to see you through the season and into September.
Traditionalists look no further than our June Instant Classic, The Guy Shirt, from Tweeds in Atlanta. Inspired by timeless menswear, the guys behind the dapper gents’ outfitter tailored this design to suit feminine sensibility (and curves).
Shop: The Guy Shirt, $175; tweedsshop.com. Use code INSTANTCLASSIC to get 10% off.
Feeling a Dukes of Hazzard vibe? No need to pull out the Daisy Dukes—a button-down gingham tied at the waist delivers a more subtle version of the look.
Shop: Sleeveless Gingham, $90; brooksbrothers.com.
For a style with a roomy, easy fit, look to Zara’s breezy new take. Pair it with slim-fit denim or leggings.
Shop: Gingham shirt, $40; zara.com
Prim & Pretty
This sweet style with a Peter Pan collar looks charming with an A-line pleated skirt.
Shop: Quiz top, $25; houseoffraser.co.uk
We could see Ava Gardner cruising around a North Carolina beach town in this sweet number.
Shop: Mixology & Match top, $68; modcloth.com
Just like your favorite white T, but with a shake of (flattering!) summer fun.
Shop: CLU Gingham Shirt Tail top, $108; farfetch.com
When a perfect-fit white shirt and a gingham skirt combine, good things happen.
Shop: The Skirted Shirtdress, $180; claridgeandking.com
Fit and Flare
No baby belly here—this short-sleeve shirt camouflages problem areas with its checkered print and loose fit.
Shop: Dorothy Perkins Black and White Peplum Hem Tee, $39; us.dorothyperkins.com
This one is so chic and versatile it’s worth the investment. Wear it to work, weekend cookouts, and everywhere in between.
Shop: Sedano shirt from Stella Jean, $424; matchesfashion.com
The Weekend Shirt
Throw this on with a pair of shorts or jeans for an easy farmers’ market get-up.
Shop: Gingham Pocket Tee, $24; us.topshop.com