How to Style Gingham

Looking for a fun, fresh take on a classic? Gingham never goes out of style. I have some special workplace events coming up, and I wanted to incorporate this trend into three different looks.


A gingham camp shirt is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. (PC: Christina Johnston)

This first look is definitely my favorite. I paired this gingham camp shirt with my white blazer. I wore it with the same black cropped pants and nude strappy heels featured in my previous post. This would be a great springtime look for the office because a camp shirt is lightweight and it is still appropriate to wear without a blazer. Check out more ideas on how to incorporate gingham into the workplace here.


Close up of shirt with white blazer. (PC: Christina Johnston)

A great tip to keep in mind when styling gingham is that smaller checks are better suited for work because the pattern is more subtle compared to a larger check. Stick to neutral colors, like navy or black, to give the pattern a more “profesh” look. I added a statement necklace to all the looks to add that final bit of pizazz. You can read more about how to find the right statement necklace for the workplace here. I found a similar necklace from Nordstrom.


Gingham dress with large checks. (PC: Christina Johnston)

This next look adds a pop of color, if you’re feeling a little bold. Since the gingham is a larger check, it seems more casual, but the navy color makes it work-appropriate. Since pink is a contrasting color to navy, it acts as a great accent, which makes this classic look modern and bright.


Pink accessories add a pop of color. (PC: Christina Johnston)

I found these pink flats at Nordstrom, and I found a similar pink bag online at Nordstrom Rack. These accessories tie the outfit together to make a statement. For a more conservative look, you can pair the dress with a cardigan. Check out more details on how to tie in accent colors into your basic wardrobe here.


Gingham pants paired with cognac slides. (PC: Christina Johnston)

My final outfit takes the gingham trend to another level with these patterned pants. These pants look great for the office when paired with a white shell and a navy blazer, but can also be paired with a denim top and some nude wedges for a fun Sunday brunch look. I paired them with these cognac Steve Madden slides, which I found online. The slides are a trendy update on the typical ballet flat, and they give your feet a break when you don’t want to wear heels.


Statement necklace stands out against the white shell. (PC: Christina Johnston)

If you’re looking for more ways to style gingham check out some outfit ideas here.

Stay profesh my friends,



To Wear Or Not To Wear: Cold Shoulder Top

You may want to go out after a day at the office to get a drink with your co-workers, to go on a special date night, or maybe you can’t think of what to wear for Sunday brunch, so I’ve created three different looks to wear this cold shoulder top.


Take some time to stop and smell the flowers. (PC: Christina Johnston)

It’s a subtle, yet classy way to show some skin. The trend suits many age groups, and it pairs well with a variety of bottoms, such as this seersucker skirt.


Drape over a white blazer to cover those shoulders. (PC: Christina Johnston)

If you want to make it more appropriate for work, you could drape a blazer over it.


Tweed jacket gives the outfit a profesh look. (PC: Christina Johnston)

This look is more office appropriate when I pair it with this tweed cropped jacket, black cropped pants, and nude heels. I chose this jacket because it gives the outfit a modern, yet classic look. Check out some other types of tweed jackets you should own here.


Strappy nude heels elevate your outfit for the workplace. (PC: Christina Johnston)

If you’re still not convinced that cold shoulder tops can be used for work, read more about it here.


Black is the key for turning your outfit into a night look. (PC: Christina Johnston)

Pairing your outfit with black will make it dressier and perfect for a night out. That’s why I added my black clutch and kept on my black cropped pants. I elevated the look with a statement necklace and pave bracelets. Check out more work-to-date-night outfit ideas here.

Stay profesh my friends,