I read somewhere that gingham is trending.
But given that without conducting a market research report I can name at least three times the print was used over the course of the Resort 2017 season (see: Michael Kors, Rosie Assoulin, MSGM — and you can always count on Oscar de la Renta), not to mention the astounding number of products currently on display for purchase now, not tomorrow (see: HVN dresses, Preen, Acne, Tibi), my hunch is that it will, in fact, soon be trending faster than you can say Dorothy.
One additional hunch indicates that I still have not been cured of my affinity for run-on sentences, but I digress. The million dollar question remains: how does one execute wearing the print without looking like a picnic table? Look no further and fret not because yes, you can bring your straw basket with you — just make sure you’ve got a pair of non-prescription aviator eyeglasses to join you for the gallop.
Way 1: Like You Are Going to the Beach for an October Dip
I specify October because, really now, would you wear socks with cow skin clogs before then? I think not! It might sound funny to you that this is my question given the bathing suit and dress worn as robe but consider the scarf a peace offering. In any case, you can’t explain these kinds of things! They’re roll-with-the-punch-don’t-ask-questions-just-do anomalies tailor-made to benefit you. Trust me. Also, the bigger the hoop the better your outfit’s feedback loop. Remember that.
Way 2: Like You’re Going to a Wizard of Oz-Themed Dinner Party, and You Want to One-Up the Host, Who is an Orthodox Jewish Woman
Cover them shoulders, but make sure you’ve got your glitter shoes on!
Way 3: Like It Is Friday
Because, duh, no pants.
Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis.