Gingham tends to conjure up images of little girls in pastel-colored sundresses and picnics, and no doubt it has a ladylike vibe, but when done right the trend can inject a dose of whimsy into your everyday wardrobe without going over the top. For one thing, we're seeing a lot of black & white gingham, which moves the look into sweet and sexy Brigitte Bardot territory. Or mixing gingham prints and colors gives the print a street-style look. Be careful with ruffles which definitely move the look in a girly, youthful direction, so use carefully and only if you're going for a sugary vibe. And don't dress your mini-me ...Read more.