Dressing for hot sticky temperatures can be tricky when you want to look cute but also feel comfortable. Thats why the combination of flowy dresses and sneakers are the perfect recipe for summer outfit success and Blake Lively just put the chefs kiss on the combo.
Earlier this week she was photographed in New York City on her way to the nail salon wearing a long white cardigan over a white mini dress with Nike sneakers. But if you look closely they are not just your run of the mill white kicks like you might expect. Her Air Force 1 sneakers are decorated in a beige gingham print. Its a totally fun and unexpected way to wear the classic print that returns every summer like clockwork and we are here for it. Gingham actually refers to a lightweight cotton fabric thats woven to form the checkered pattern we have come to know by the name. So it makes sense that it becomes popular again when warm weather hits its playful and practical. Take for example Kate Middleton, who recently wore a Peter Pan collar blouse in a cheery red gingham print.
The pattern reminds us of laying down blankets for picnics in the park and grilling out for backyard barbeques. Normally we reserve gingham for our dresses and blouses and solid colors for our sneakers. Lively being the fashion queen she is essentially did the reserve making for a fresh way to wear the summer uniform that Reese Witherspoon Emily Ratajkowski and Jennifer Garner love. Since we do not know exactly where her flowy white dress is from and her gingham Nike sneakers appear to be sold out at most major retailers we have rounded up some similar styles to help you achieve her look. We adore this floral eyelet babydoll dress thats on sale for under $35 paired with these baby blue gingham sneakers from Tretorn. Keep scrolling to shop mini dresses and printed sneakers inspired by Livelys latest look.