Gingham & White

A blue and white outfit…are you surprised? But seriously–if you don’t have any gingham in your closet, I’d highly recommend changing that! The classic pattern has been everywhere this spring and is more accessible than ever. 


And by accessible, I mean $8 accessible…this shirt is a steal right now! There are limited sizes available but given its popularity, hopefully Old Navy will restock soon. Other patterns are $6 so check those out too if gingham isn’t your thing. I was skeptical about this silhouette in the photos online but loved the delicate flowiness (a word?) in person. Plus, anything that works this well with white skinny jeans is a winner in my book!


The cutest little duck family drifted by in the Potomac! I’ll take them all, please :)

Duck family


You usually hear me talk about investing in high-quality pieces that you’ll keep for years to come, but there’s something to be said about rotating some less expensive pieces into your wardrobe. Old Navy has had some beautiful pieces this season (sizing can be hit or miss, but returns are free so order a couple to try on; I’m wearing a small in this tank) and I scooped up three or four things before Thailand.

I also love any top that can be worn to work and off the clock, and this one fits the bill if you throw on a blazer or cardigan. Plus, you barely need to accessorize thanks to the peplum and the pattern, which makes getting dressed 10x easier!

Gingham for summer


Old Navy Top (under $10 today!)
Old Navy Jeans (old; similar here but fit is a little different…other white jeans below!)
BaubleBar Necklace (old; similar)
J.Crew Sunnies
Steve Madden Sandals (on sale in other colors here; half off gold here)


Maybelline Color Blur in ‘Partner in Crimson’
Zoya Naked Manicure (c/o)



Photos by Katie Urban

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  1. andréa wrote:

    such a cute outfit!
    perfect for when this weather warms up!
    i really love the gingham


    A.Viza Style

    Posted 5.2.16 Reply
  2. Biana wrote:

    Such a darling top!! I love it paired with the white jeans! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    Posted 5.2.16 Reply
    • Monica wrote:

      Thanks, Biana! I have to agree :)

      Posted 5.3.16 Reply
  3. Aracely wrote:

    I picked up this top a couple of weeks ago and have yet to style it thanks for the inspiration! Love your look!

    Posted 5.2.16 Reply
  4. Stoooooop I hadn’t seen the gingham version of this shirt! LOVE it!

    Posted 5.2.16 Reply
    • Monica wrote:

      It’s a keeper! Can’t go wrong with gingham!

      Posted 5.3.16 Reply
  5. Reema wrote:

    Ah love this look. You look amazing girl!

    Posted 5.2.16 Reply