A certain country charm can be seen in warm-weather fashions as bushels of gingham and patchwork pieces -- often sweetened up with a little white eyelet trim -- begin arriving in the stores. You'll see it in swimwear and even dressed-up in gingham suits for the office, but most often it's reserved for weekend frolics in the sun.
PATCHWORK JEAN JACKET $114, GINGHAM SHORTS $49 AND GINGHAM BUSTIER $34, AT AREA BENETTON STORES.
Styled by Barbara Zatcoff. Hair and makeup by Kent Lodemore. Modeled by Ali/Pauline's NYC.