Gingham Two Piece Set + Style With a Smile Link Up

September 12, 2023
Zara Gingham Two Piece Set

Well, the heatwave is over and now it’s mostly rainy and overcast. I wanted it to last a bit longer but I know not everyone enjoys the hot weather. It’s still warm though, so that’s some consolation. The unexpected heat had me digging out my summer clothes again, and I realised I’d never worn this gingham two piece set together. I have featured the skirt on the blog before, but I paired it with a graphic vest top for the Style Not Age Not Square With Gingham challenge.

I love the ruffles on the sleeves but they are a bit snug…

The fabric is very light and airy, ideal for the hot weather. The top was a bit difficult to get on and off though – not helped by me putting it on back to front at first! I love the ruffles on the sleeves but they are a bit snug…and you know what it’s like when you’re hot and sweaty, everything just clings. When I got home from work and tried to take it off I momentarily got stuck with it half off! Ah, the panic of getting trapped in clothing!

The other odd thing about this gingham two piece set is the ridiculously long waist ties on the skirt. They are fixed either side so there’s no way of removing them. They’re so long I can wrap them around and cross them over. I wasn’t sure what to do with them, but I tied them at the back as it looks less fussy. I added gold and pearl jewellery, plus my big fuchsia Yaa Yaa London ring. My white reversible faux leather bag and very old sandals completed the look.

Are you a fan of gingham? Do you wear it all year round or only in summer?

Zara Gingham Two Piece Set, Yaa Yaa London ultra mega fuchsia ring
Zara Gingham Two Piece Set, Yaa Yaa London ultra mega fuchsia ring
Zara Gingham Two Piece Set





Zara Gingham Two Piece Set, Yaa Yaa London ultra mega fuchsia ring
Zara Gingham Two Piece Set, Yaa Yaa London ultra mega fuchsia ring
Zara pink Gingham top and skirt, Yaa Yaa London ultra mega fuchsia ring
Zara Gingham Two Piece Set
Zara Gingham Two Piece Set
Zara Gingham Two Piece Set, Yaa Yaa London ultra mega fuchsia ring, SkinnyDip London aviator sunglasses

Zara gingham two piece set (old, dress in similar style) | Marks & Spencer bag (eBay, similar) | SkinnyDip London sunglasses (similar) | Yaa Yaa London ring | necklace from Parfois (similar) | Ri-belle sandals (old, similar) | pearl hairclip from Amazon

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38 responses to “Gingham Two Piece Set + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. mireille says:

    I do not have any gingham in my closet but I feel like it’s a pretty summer print. Ha ha: I hate getting stuck in my clothes, it has happened to me before!

  2. Emma, what a fun gingham set! I love the bright pink and the frilly sleeves, too. But I hear you about getting trapped in your clothes on a hot day. Ugh. I love how bright and cheerful this outfit is. You look fabulous as always, my friend!


  3. Nancy says:

    Oh what a lovely two piece! I love gingham a lot but never seem to but it. Luckely the weather is so warm that you can still wear it.

  4. Amy Johnson says:

    SO Cute! I love the back. Thanks for the party!

  5. Jacqui Berry says:

    This is super cute, I think it’s a lovely style and the colour is pretty. Thanks for hosting the linkup. Have a super week. Jacqui x

  6. Ashley says:

    I love a good gingham look! You look super cute here, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. This gingham dress is so beautiful. I like that you picked it in pink. It shows how great red hair can look with pink.

  8. Amber says:

    This pink gingham set is so perfect for warm fall days!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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  9. The gingham looks lovely on you Emma. I like the vibrant pink too. xx

  10. Gail says:

    I had a gingham skirt a few years ago and really like it in summer, so crisp and fresh. Love the back on your top! xx

  11. Jennifer says:

    Love the gingham print!

    Curated by Jennifer

  12. What a pretty two piece set. There is something about gingham that just screams wear me. Well actually anything with patterns says that to me,

  13. Jill says:

    I wear gingham mostly in the summer. This is such a cute two piece set!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  14. Di says:

    You have such a great collection of 2 piece sets-and I love this one on you! The pink and white check is so perfect for warm weather. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

  15. I wouldn’t have realized this was a 2 piece set! It looks so good together. Glad you were able to get the top off. I have been in a few situations myself when I get stuck in clothing! Haha! Pink gingham is a lovely print and this looks really nice on you!

  16. Marsha Banks says:

    This is a show stopping outfit, Emma! I really like gingham on other people, but i never find any that I like on me. Funny you should mention getting stuck in your top…the same thing happened to me today!

    Thanks so much for the link party!

  17. Emma,
    Love your outfit!! Very pretty!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! I hope you are having a great week!!

  18. Jelena Dimic says:

    I usually imagine gingham clothes, two pieces or dresses mostly, as ideal for a picnic date or an outdoor trip, but you gave it a lovely touch of elegance and showed us how to wear it in a more elevated way. Love it! <3

  19. Candice Sandler says:

    The gingham two-piece set looks so cute on you, I love the vibrant pink color and the back detail!

    Candice x

  20. Mica Away From The Blue says:

    What a fun set! I think while these would be great as separates too they work so well together, it looks like a dress! Shame the top is a bit tricky, as it looks so lovely on you here 🙂

    Thanks for joining the Weekday Wear Link up 🙂

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