TREND ALERT: Gingham

Ahh, one of the best parts about spring is the ability to break-out some new trends! I don't know about all of you but I definitely have a favorite trend for the spring season that I am currently obsessing over; GINGHAM! If you haven't hopped on the gingham bandwagon, it is definitely time you do and I am going to show you why!

 This is one of my gingham inspired looks. Unfortunately we still have snow in MN so, I am not quite breaking away from cozy layers! (See more of my daily outfits @msmeghanlee)

This is one of my gingham inspired looks. Unfortunately we still have snow in MN so, I am not quite breaking away from cozy layers! (See more of my daily outfits @msmeghanlee)

This trend, was spotted in a number of collections at fashion week, with the classic black and white pattern but each designer brought  a unique intricate flare. Whether the gingham was paired with bold accent colors or accessorized with gaudy decals, you definitely saw black and white checks down the runway!

This trend can also be seen throughout a variety of retailers making it extremely easy to shop and get a little creative with.  Luckily, Forever 21 came through providing The Volk with plenty of gingham items to swoon over. Which pieces are your favorite?! (And yes, my skirt from above is from Forever 21 <3 )

In the Spring 2018: Food Edition of The Volk, we had some fun playing with gingham, since it is hot trend for the spring summer collections at Fashion Week! What better way to rock this flilrty trend than at a romantic picnic with the one you love.  Keep it simple by adding minimalistic pops of gingham, or go all out with a head-to-toe gingham ensemble. No matter the accent, you are certain to see gingham everywhere you turn! Now, call up your lover and plan your next Pretty Pretty Picnic. 


Photography by: Jenny Li // Creative Director: Michaela Rae // Wardrobe by: Meghanlee Phillips // Hair & Makeup: Mark Navarro //
Models: Grace Wethor & Austin Gelhar

If you still aren't convinced to start adding some gingham to your closet, I don't know what to tell you. Other than, you may want to take a look at our Trends-A-Trending segment in our Spring issue, for more spring trend inspiration and fun ways to rock them! Be sure if you do have some gingham, you snap a pic, and upload it to Instagram tagging @thevolkmagazine because we want to see what our readers are rocking! 

Stay Fierce, 
~Meghanlee