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How We Style Gingham- Mustard Yellow Gingham Blouse and Denim Skirt

Today my friend, Kellyann, ย This Blonde Shopping Bag,ย  and I are stying Gingham looks. Gingham is one of those prints that just is so classic, it doesn’t go out of style. If you missed some of my shopping picks and previous gingham looks, read Friday’s post-Gingham Picks for Spring.ย 

We decided to each style our own outfits and include Gingham in the looks. It really is fun when you can collaborate with another blogger friend and share your inspiration. So go visit her blog too, I ‘ve been very fortunate to get to know her this year.

I bought this top from Mango ( yes, most things I am buying are from there) as I loved the fuller sleeves and subdued mustard yellow gingham print, a bit different from the traditional navy blue or red gingham.

Truffy is photobombing! ๐Ÿ™‚

If my hubby had kept shooting, we would have had a parade of photobombers! It seems “our spot” is getting more and more popular. I expected a VW bug to roll up at the entrance of the bridge and the inevitable clown car empty with people of varying heights. The parade would continue with teenagers, bikes and other dog walkers.

What can you do? You just have to be patient and take the shots when you can. My little fur bears joined us as we often go out for lunch or drinks after the photoshoot. The “ball and chain” leashes make me laugh, as they stand like doggie statues not moving when its on them. They really can walk around! I do think, Gibson and Truffles were happy to see the sun and get outside for a breezy, easy afternoon.

My Outfit

I just couldn’t resist the soft muted mustard yellow gingham pattern on this button down blouse, along with the puffier sleeves. It was paired with a pair of high waisted cream pants and straw belt on the Mango website, but you can certainly wear it many ways. Today I styled it with my favorite jean skirt, bought last year at Loft.

My jewelry completes the look with rattan circular earrings and a gold disc necklace that was gifted to my a few yrs ago by Slyca Designs. Although I have quite a few pairs of spring shoes, my favorite gold flecked espadrilles seemed fitting for this look.

Do check out my friend’s gingham style- Kellyann of This Blonde Shopping Bag

Some History of Gingham*

** credit Wikipedia**

When originally imported into Europe in the 17th century,ginghamย was a striped fabric, though now it is distinguished by its checkered pattern. From the mid-18th century, when it was being produced in the mills of Manchester, England, it started to be woven into checked or plaid patterns (often blue and white).


Have a wonderful day!

Jess xx


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mustard yellow gingham shirt – Mango

Jean skirt – Loft last year, love this

Franco Sarto Espadrilles, my favorite!

Rattan bag– Amazon


If you missed my post on my GINGHAM PICKS FOR SUMMER, have a read, and here are my favorite picks .

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  • Reply
    May 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Such a fun, lively outfit and one which very much spells summer.
    Especially liking the top and basket
    Iโ€™m going away next week with the girls and youโ€™ve inspired me to look at gingham xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 27, 2019 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you Tracey! I saw this shirt when it first came out and the style and mustard color, not the typical gingham shade really appealed to me. Have fun with your friends! xx

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    May 25, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I love gingham, your yellow top is beautiful Jess. It looks great with denim too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays. Have a great weekend and we hope to see you soon.

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    May 23, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you for the lesson on gingham. This outfit is so darn cute. You are ready for Summer, for sure. =) I always love blue denim paired with yellow and mustard. As a matter of fact on my post today I styled almost an identical button-front denim skirt by Loft with a pop of mustard yellow and a pretty blouse too. Come check it out! Oh and I love the espadrilles and necklace, my friend.


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      May 23, 2019 at 9:34 pm

      Hi Ada I’m out of town but will visit when I return. So glad you like the look.im looking forward to seing your outfit.
      Xx thank you!!

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    May 21, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Love that blouse and that it’s yellow! Perfect summer outfit!

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    May 20, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Gingham always spells Summer to me, love the style and colour of this one Jess. Love your little pup peeking into the shot. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 21, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you Jill, it caught my eye and I have some other neat gingham pieces to share too. Im on a roll this year! xx

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    May 20, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    What a fun top! I really like mustard and denim together and your statement necklace is a nice touch. Love your little puppy photobomber peeking into a couple of photos too, makes me smile! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope your week is off to a great start ๐Ÿ™‚ The weekday wear linkup is live on my blog, I’d love you to join! ๐Ÿ™‚


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      Jess Jannenga
      May 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you Mica, tthis is one of the larger necklaces that I love to wear in the spring and summer. Glad you popped by! xx

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    May 20, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Such a pretty look on you and loving the bag!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

      Thanks very much! I carry this bag all of the time! xx

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    Kristine Lowder
    May 20, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    What a sweet outfit! Such bright colors and just right for summer! Comfort AND style! ๐Ÿ‘

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 21, 2019 at 10:01 am

      Those are my 2 favorite words in fashion! Thank you for stopping by, I couldn’t resist the mustard yellow gingham. xx

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    Amy Ann Arnold
    May 20, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    I love your gingham, and that skirt is such a great length!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 20, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks so much Amy! I look forward wearing some of my dresses as well, it is just so classic. Glad you popped by! xx

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    Lisa D.
    May 20, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    This is so cute! I love gingham. It goes great paired with that jean skirt!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 20, 2019 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you Lisa! I just loved the mustard yellow. I actually bought 2 of these jean skirts at the time, as I love how it fit and how soft it was.. So when the other wears out… ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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    May 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    This is lovely! I like the button up skirt with the top here, Jess!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 20, 2019 at 2:52 pm

      Hi Lorna! Thanks so much.I have a few more gingham pieces I look forward to sharing this season. Happy Monday! xx

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    May 20, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Love this! Did not know that Gingham was originally a stripped fabric! Who knew? Lol you wear mustard well!

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    May 20, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    I love the entire outfit, down to the cute purse. Super fun and relaxed. Perfect for Spring/Summer!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 20, 2019 at 12:57 pm

      Thank you Margaret! I wear my skirt often and I cant get enough gingham! Happy Monday! xx

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    LeAna Bui
    May 20, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    This top is so cute! You styled it so beautifully! I love the rattan purse! I love gingham, but I struggle with pairing with things to look cute. Your photos help give me inspiration!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 20, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you so much! I have white trousers I want to style this top with , but for a casual day out, I enjoy a jean skirt when the temps increase. Glad I could inspire! xx

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    May 20, 2019 at 11:22 am

    That top is gorgeous! I love it so much! And you could not have styled it more perfectly.


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      Jess Jannenga
      May 20, 2019 at 11:33 am

      Thank you Lizzie! I needed some cute Spring and Summer tops, and this one caught my eye straight away wit hthe color and style. xx

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    May 20, 2019 at 9:01 am

    This is exactly the kind of gingham shirt I’ve been looking for Jess!! I love this!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 20, 2019 at 11:32 am

      Thank you Jodie! I bought this top right away, as I loved the color and the puffy sleeves . You should check it out on Mango. xx

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    May 20, 2019 at 7:20 am

    I love gingham in any way, shape or colour. And yellow is one of my favourite colours so I definitely need to check out that blouse. And I love how you styled it with denim, it looks super pretty.

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 20, 2019 at 11:30 am

      Thank you Marta! I have some more dresses and shirts I can’t wait to share, it is just such a classic . xx

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    May 20, 2019 at 6:57 am

    I love that blouse on you Jess! Of course I love that it’s gingham but even more than that I love the cute and style – so pretty and of course elegant – so you! Your denim skirt is so cute too almost as cute as your photobomber! I am glad we did this together and hope we can do it again some time.

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 20, 2019 at 11:30 am

      Thank you my friend! It was so fun to do with you! Between the skirt, jean shorts and dresses, I have summer covered! ๐Ÿ™‚ I couldn’t resist the mustard yellow in this top either. xx

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