Ah, all this talk about the end of summer...but you know what? It's still sunny and warm, and even after labour day it still feels *mostly* appropriate to wear sandals... so I'm gonna stick with some more summer!
A summer staple has to be a gingham shirt- it's such a perfect crisp layer with a printed skirt, and I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mix of fabric, cut and colour. Hands-down my fave shirt is the caramel Buffalo Check from J Crew circa 2011 (seen here). If they made this over and over (and over) again I would buy it over and over again (at full price!). Unfortunately the gingham shirts I've tried since then just haven't fit quite right, and I haven't seen the same quality of light, smooth cotton. Enter Old Navy. Normally their button-ups aren't the best fit, even though they always have a great selection of colours. Well, this tomato-red/orange gingham is perfect- from the moment I touched it on the hanger I knew it was going to be a new essential!
|Old Navy gingham shirt, Anthropologie Apothecary skirt, Hush Puppies wedges, all in glorious cottage country...|
Of course, it also makes a great cover-up with a dress for those cooler nights after the sun goes down...
|Gap dress in varsity green, Old Navy gingham shirt|
|Vintage gingham dress, orange patent belt, thrifted wedges (with gingham laces!)|