Welcome back to TheManhattanMini! In today’s post, I’m sporting your basic street style look, with a hint of this summer’s hottest trend GINGHAM! It always seems to me that summer is the time of year, more than any other season, where the latest trends are on full display and everyone embraces them wholeheartedly! Which is one of the main reasons why I love New York in the summer, I love seeing how everyone styles the hottest trends.
Now if you don’t know what gingham is, not to worry I’m here to tell you that it’s just a fashion term for checkered print. Gingham print is usually black & white, but lately I’ve been seeing different combos such as red & white, pink & white, blue & white and even yellow & white. My personal favorite is the basic black & white checkered print, because it’s so easy to style.
As you can see the gingham print in this outfit is tied into my jeans (literally)! I purchased these awesome jeans from Zara, and they include 3 current trends: lace-up, frayed hems, and of course gingham! Considering the pants were the focus of my outfit I went with a black top, it’s pretty basic besides the smocked detail which gives it that 90’s feel. I also purchased this top from Zara for only $16 (I couldn’t find the exact top online but I will link similar ones below).
Furthermore, on my feet I’m wearing sandals from Forever 21. If you shop at Forever 21 often then you definitely know about their “Daily Deals.” The daily deal at Forever 21 is usually an item that is “Hot” or trending, which is priced extremely cheap! Espadrilles are a summer must have and these sandals were only $12 (you know I bought them in both black and beige)! I’ll be honest they aren’t the highest of quality, but I will certainly be wearing them all summer long until there’s nothing left of them (haha).
Last but not least, my awesome new backpack I’m styling with this outfit is from Danielle Nicole. Danielle is a handbag designer who like me studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology! Her handbags are designed to be easily accessible, yet still look chic and trendy. What I love most about her bags is that they’re high quality and extremely affordable! I’m going to link some more of my favorites by her below, which I will definitely be investing in soon, so be sure to check them out!
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