This Major Autumn Trend Will Make You Feel So French

Hilary George-Parkin

While it's probably true that you can't buy je ne sais quoi, you can do the next best thing and start wearing gingham, the pretty, preppy fabric that's taking over fashion right now. Seen at Tome, Altuzarra, Christopher Kane, and more, miniature checks surpassed even stripes as the favourite print of the season—which is welcome news for those of us who hope to channel Brigitte Bardot come autumn (in 1959, the actress even wore gingham to her wedding).

The current styles only hint at the '50s, however—so instead of sweetheart necklines and demure fit-and-flare silhouettes, you'll find deconstruction, cropped hems, and plenty of asymmetry. Still, we think Bardot would approve. (Also, if you're really trying to fool people into thinking you're French, keep in mind that over there, they call it Vichy print.)

Below, see how six street style stars wore the trend during fashion month, and shop ruffled skirts, cropped jeans, and off-the-shoulder tops, all in the season's go-to print.

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