Gingham checks always look great in the good ol' summertime. Combinations of red and white or navy and white are classic and well-suited to backyard barbecues.
Feeling boxed in? Pastels and brights give you plenty of other choices.
Check them out.
These cups are part of the American Summer gingham collection. A pack of eight costs less than $2 at Party City, partycity.com.
Life's a picnic in a pintuck checked top with tie front. Regularly priced about $25 at Old Navy, oldnavy.com.
Little bit country
Rise with the roosters after a good night's sleep on cotton gingham sheets from the Mary Jane's Home collection. Sold in sets and originally priced from $100 at the Bon-Ton, bonton.com
Goodbye, polka dots! Hello, checks. Bikini halter top and skirted bottom cost about $20 each. At Old Navy, oldnavy.com.
A gingham pattern borders a ceramic dinner plate from LivingQuarters. Originally priced at $16 each at the Bon-Ton, bonton.com.