I've wanted a Gingham shirt for a while now, so it was at the top of my 'to-find' list (it's true, I'm one of those people who make lists for everything!) when I went shopping week before last.
Some fun stuff about the Gingham:
Gingham is a plain woven fabric typically made from dyed cotton yarn. Gingham shirts have been typically worn by the Mods since the 1960s and continue to be identified with fans of indie and mod music with brands like Pretty Green, Fred Perry and Rough Trade producing gingham shirts. Interestingly, the name originates from an adjective in the Malay Language, ging-gang, meaning striped! That's because the name supposedly came into English via Dutch and when originally imported into Europe in the 17th century it was a striped fabric, though now it is distinguished by its checkered pattern!
Gingham shirt and long white tank: thrifted, tights: Benetton, strappy sandals: Carlo Bruni, Bag: Accessorize, multi-strand necklace: thrifted