Two Fresh Takes on Gingham, Styled by Athena Calderone
Interior designer, chef, and EyeSwoon creator, Athena Calderone, invited us over to her bright Hamptons home earlier this month were we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to test out some of our new gingham pieces. Gingham is always at home in the Hamptons, but I knew Athena with her cool, New Yorker point of view, would give the summer staple a fresh spin.
For a casual daytime look Athena reached for our cashmere gingham-print tee, a pair of cutoff jean shorts, and spare, strappy sandals. “I think pairing the tee with frayed denim is a nice contrast,” she commented. “The sweater is so chic and elegant, so denim balances it out.” Athena also loved that the tee was transitional, noting that it’s something she’d wear straight through the fall.
For something a bit more romantic, Athena chose our cotton gathered band dress. “Worn with a sunhat and simple flat sandals, this dress is simply the perfect summer outfit,” she said. “I love that you can add a red lip and heels to transition into night.” Athena also loved the idea of wearing a chunky white knit over the dress on casual, cool evenings. I couldn’t agree more! XXJKE
Photos: Sarah Elliott