I've never really liked gingham patterns. They felt frilly or preppy... two words I wouldn't use to describe my style. But then a friend mentioned that she's always thought of gingham as the "plaid of summer" and that completely changed my perspective. I mean, I love plaid in the fall and winter. Why limit myself to just those two seasons? So here we go with my first gingham styling session. If you're like me and a bit apprehensive about the pattern, start with basic black and white. It's classic, widely available, and works with all body types. I was also able to find a gingham sundress that was made into another hot trend, tiered layers, and I love it! I hope you do, too!