Once reserved for Dorothy as she traveled the yellow brick road, gingham has officially been given the cool-girl makeover. Thrown onto everything from swimsuits to block heels, the kitschy pattern brings about a small dose of nostalgia while delivering a big hit of style. The options below will ensure you’re pulling off the look flawlessly, without feeling like you’re wearing a costume.

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Madewell

Wrap Skirt

A casual weekend skirt (that casually doubles as a beach cover-up).

Madewell ($70)

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Nordstrom

Neutrals

If the bold pattern is too much for you, pare your look down with a nude palette.

Clayton ($117)

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Moda Operandi

Strappy Sandals

Give your feet a rest with these low-heeled beauts.

Alexandre Birman ($495)

 

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Marissa Webb

Lace Shell

Transform the picnic-inspired look with a touch of contrasting lace.

Marissa Webb ($350)

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Shopbop

High-Waisted Shorts

Equally as playful as the pattern itself.

Rossella Jardini ($360)

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Revolve

Color Contrast

Somewhere over the rainbow is this perfect sleeveless button-down with white jeans.

Hilfiger Collection ($245)

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Mango

Cap Sleeves

Give these ruffled sleeves a modern upgrade by pairing with mom jeans and a chunky belt.

Mango ($40)

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Topshop

Billowing Sleeves

Truly what they mean when they say statement top. [Insert emoji heart eyes.]

Topshop ($55)

 

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Intermix

Belted Jacket

If the pattern feels young, give it some edge in the form of a modern blazer.

Intermix ($395)

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Nordstrom

Peplum

The larger checks are über flattering in a peplum flare.

Current/Elliott ($178)

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Checkered Clutch

Get your daily dose of gingham with an everyday clutch.

Mansur Gavriel ($562)

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Glamorous

Cold-Shoulder Dress

Hey, it’s OK to downplay the pattern when you’re playing up the dress.

Glamorous ($119)

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H&M

Wrap Blouse

Gingham’s (on point) take on business casual.

H&M ($40)

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Donni Charm

Lightweight Scarf

Tie one on and immediately transport to the French Riviera.

Donni Charm ($85)

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