I’ve been wearing gingham since last Fall, but with the arrival of Summer, the popularity of this classic print has exploded – from off-the-shoulder tops to wide leg trousers to skirts and dresses, it’s absolutely everywhere. I know, you’re thinking gingham is just a little too picnic table-esque or farmhouse for your taste or wardrobe, but this season’s silhouettes will get you thinking differently. Here’s a look I put together in anticipation of this summer’s holiday weekends and to gear up for your next July 4th fête! Happy Summer!
To create a breezy summer look, I paired a ruched black and white gingham mini skort with one of my favorite staple tops, a white linen short sleeved button down blouse with large checks that I tied at the waist for a dose of feminity and summertime flare. For something a little unexpected, I wore a pair of nude and Lucite block heeled sandals and a black faux leather drawstring backpack. For accessories, I opted for all things gold, a collection of miansai rings and stacked cuffs and tassel earrings. Finally, I threw on a classic denim jacket for an extra layer and a little color.
Style tip: For an edgier downtown vibe, try this gingham skort with your favorite band tee and pair of ankle booties, or for a more casual look, try this look with a pair of white sneaker instead of heels.
Bottom | Zara, similar style here, here and here || Top | Intermix, similar style here, here and here || Jacket | J. Crew Denim Jacket in Newton Wash || Bag | Neiman Marcus, similar styles here, here and here || Shoes | Zara, similar styles here, here and here || Rings & Cuffs| Miansai || Earrings | Forever21, similar styles here, here and here
Photography | Stephanie Poulos
P.S. Special thanks to Stephanie Poulos for an awesome day at the High Line and these beautiful photos. Who knew my best friend was hiding your talent from me all these years!