About a year ago I bought myself a navy gingham button up. At first I mostly just wore it by itself with a pair of jeans, but after a few months I started getting creative with it and found out how unbelievably versatile of a top it is. It has definitely become a closet workhorse for me.
In fact, there are so many different ways to wear it that today I want to show you 8 easy ways I wear it!
Click through to check out my different looks, as well as a little round-up of gingham tops so that you can buy one for yourself!
Gingham Button-Up, 8 Ways 1 of 13
Keep clicking for 8 easy ways to style your gingham button up, as well as a few places you can find one for yourself!
Belted 2 of 13
A fun way to make the shirt have a different silhouette is to belt it. Try a skinny belt or a wide belt, or colored or metallic. The shape becomes very flattering when paired over a fit and flare style dress like I'm wearing above!
Under a Sleeveless Top 3 of 13
A button up layered under a sleeveless top is a great way to add warmth, visual interest, or a little peek of pattern. I paired mine with a sleeveless peplum top, and then boyfriends to make the outfit feel a bit more casual.
Unbuttoned 4 of 13
An unbuttoned top like this can feel very 90's grunge when unbuttoned, so keep it modern and feminine with a pair of white skinny jeans, a colorful sweater underneath, and then maybe even try a pair of sparkly flats or heels if it's still feeling too grungy for you!
Under a Sweater 5 of 13
A button up and a sweater were made to be layered. Since my gingham button-up is soft and casual, I paired it with an oversized graphic sweater to keep it casual and laid back.
Under a Dress 6 of 13
Try layering the button up under a dress for a bit of pattern peeking through!
With Another Button-Up 7 of 13
I love layering button ups, especially a gingham or polka dot top under a chambray top.
Around Your Waist 8 of 13
Ok, this is totally 80's and 90's as well, but I had to try it out. I kept it more modern and feminine with a pair of strappy wedges, skinny jeans, and gold jewelry.
Pattern Mixing 9 of 13
I love me some good pattern mixing, and this gingham shirt is a perfect one to try it with. You might be nervous to try as bold as this, but a large floral print skirt or polka dot jeans would go great with it!
Now, keep clicking to see where to buy a gingham top for yourself!
Black Thick Gingham Print 10 of 13
A little bolder than the traditional gingham print, but still classic and easy to wear!
Find it at Old Navy for $11.97.
Top Shop Gingham 11 of 13
Also in black, but a smaller gingham print.
Find it at Nordstrom for $68.
Gap Gingham 12 of 13
Classic and perfect. Also, on sale!
Find it at Gap for $34.99.
Forever 21 Gingham 13 of 13
This one is identical, or very similar to the one I own. If it's the same one, it's a nice soft material so the collar isn't stiff, which makes it a little too mature-feeling to me. I LOVE it.
Find it at Forever 21 for $15.80.
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