There’s little that more quintessentially summer than a crisp, bright gingham pattern. These geometrical checks have been done and redone throughout history, but they’re never boring. This year, designers like Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs and Nanette Lepore found fun and fresh ways to incorporate the pattern into their designs. And we’re even seeing the playful checks on heels, wedges and sneakers. Personally, I would love a pair of gingham shorts and this large pattern tee from Anthropologie is almost perfection. What do you think – doesn’t it make you want to have a picnic?

// Trend Spotted: Gingham Checks by Modern Eve

(No. 1) Outlook Eyewear ‘La Jolla’ Sunglasses at Nordstrom, $38; (No. 2) Kate Spade Gingham Iphone Case at Bloomingdales, $40; (No. 3) Tory Burch Gingham Cuff at Neiman Marcus, $195(No. 4) Daydreamer Tee in Blue from Anthropologie, $48(No. 5) Marc Jacobs Gingham Sleeveless Top at Barneys, $595(No. 6) Gingham Pendant Necklace at Tory Burch, $225(No. 7) Octave Gingham Short from Nanette Lepore, $119 on sale(No. 8) Suckered Gingham Shirt from J.Crew, $50 each on sale(No. 9) Ozzie Peplum Top at Nasty Gal, $48(No. 10) Marc’d and Check’d Big Satchel from Marc by Marc Jacobs, $348(No. 11) ‘Emma’ Shirred Bandeau and High Waist Bikini from Lisa Curran Swim, $110 each(No. 12) Singing in Gingham Dress from ModCloth, $60(No. 13) Superga Gingham Sneaker at Nordstrom, $85(No. 14) Kate Spade Dabney Wedges at Nordstrom, $180(No. 15) Large Gingham Umbrella at Marc by Marc Jacobs, $24(No. 16) Marc by Marc Jacobs Stacy Checked Skirt at Net-a-porter, $348(No. 17) Karen Gingham Slingback Heel from ShoeMint, $80(No. 18) Marc by Marc Jacobs Molly Check Skirt at StyleBop, $380.

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