For many years between my late teens and 40’s, you could not pay me to wear gingham. I always thought two things; either it was way too much of a country style or the fact that old people tended to wear it and that was not a cool thing for a young person. Wasn’t that just crazy? I think I was reminded of a gingham apron we were required to make in 8th grade Home Economics class and I always thought of that apron as old fashioned. Even though this popular patterned fabric has been around for about 500 years, it was not until the 18th century that it became popular. Check out this fantastic article by “V is for Vintage”. It details the history in an excellent way and much better than I possibly could.
If you pay attention in today’s fashion, you will see it popping up in many different styles and is worn across the age lines. From young people to mature seniors, many are embracing the fashion style of this constantly popular cloth.
Recently I was in one of my favorite stores, Old Navy, and found this cool shirt. It was on sale for $9.99 but I decided to wait a bit for further markdowns. And wouldn’t you know, I ordered it online a couple weeks later for $5.99 with additional sales and coupons. I couldn’t believe my luck. Usually I tend to not go with yellow, but for that price, color was not a consideration. And I am glad I got it because wearing it with a black camisole makes the color pop even more.
My daughter-in-law and I stopped by this wonderful restaurant, Julianna’s Coffee and Crepes, here in Atlanta for crepes and thought it would be a great setting to show off this cool gingham shirt while I ate my delicious cinnamon crepe.