Summer has always been one of the most difficult seasons to put together an outfit. I adore to layer and mix pieces, but with sweltering heat, sometimes can be challenging. With a new pair of gingham check burmuda shorts coming into my life, I wanted to create a look to help inspire to keep on styling during those hot months with some print mixing.
These are a bit longer than I usually wear my shorts, but these were too cute to pass up. Instead of wearing them with a solid top, which would be perfectly fine, I wanted to show how you can mix the gingham print with many other prints. In my outfit, I selected a peplum cami with a multi colored geometric print. There are two reasons why this works: 1-the color of the shorts is also in the top and 2-the prints are of different scale with the shorts being a small scale print and the top being a large scale print.
I always like to have a layer option available when I wear sleeveless items because inevitably, I go into a place with air conditioning and I get cold. It also tends to get a bit cooler in the evenings, so this lightweight chambray bomber jacket in a similar blue tone goes with this entire ensemble. A super lightweight wood bead necklace that has a thin jute rope at the neck keeps things from getting too heavy or over heated too.
- Gingham Shorts: Lane Bryant via Poshmark
- Chambray Bomber Jacket: Old Navy via Poshmark
- Printed Peplum Tank: Old Navy
- Wood Bead Necklace: Poshmark
- Snake Print Gladiator Sandals: Old Navy
- Mini Zippered Satchel: Forever 21 via Poshmark
There are so many other prints that can go with gingham. The easiest way to go about doing it is to tie the color of the gingham into the other print you choose. I pulled several pieces to create four outfits ranging from dressy to casual all mixing gingham with another print. Geometrics, stripes, and florals…they all work well with this check!
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Do you wear gingham? What do you like to do to keep cool with your wardrobe in the summer?
Today’s Postivity Note
A great attitude becomes a great day which becomes a great month which becomes a great year which becomes a great life. -Mandy Hale