Sailing into Summer

Bows & Sequins wearing a navy summer sweater and white eyelet shorts with gingham shoes, Nordstrom sunglasses, and a straw hat.

When I spotted these gingham sneakers in Paris, I couldn’t pass them up! They’re technically black and white, but they almost look navy… Blavy, maybe? 😂 I’ve been wearing them on repeat and get SO many compliments on them… an older man at the grocery store, a woman waiting for a walk signal on the sidewalk, shop employees… I kid you not. Apparently we all love gingham sneakers! I’ve worn them a bunch with boyfriend jeans and these eyelet shorts, but they work with regular blue or white denim, too.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a Hat Attack x Lemon Stripes straw hat and a navy sweater.

Belmont Harbor is one of my favorite places to wander in the summertime in Chicago… You can’t beat the boats and the city skyline views! Pack a picnic, bring the dogs, or even just chill out with a good book… There are plenty of grassy areas and lots of spots along the lakefront paths, too!

Bows & Sequins wearing a navy summer sweater and white eyelet shorts with gingham shoes and a straw hat.

A few more checkered kicks to browse…

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a blue bandana neckerchief with an Old Navy summer sweater and white eyelet shorts.

Check out this post for another gingham outfit at Belmont Harbor last summer!

Bows & Sequins wearing an Old Navy sweater with a blue Echo bandana and white eyelet shorts with Nordstrom sunglasses.

Get the Look…

Old Navy Cotton Sweater (old; similar here)
Kensie Eyelet Shorts (also available here!)
Claudie Pierlot Gingham Sneakers
Hat Attack x Lemon Stripes Hat
Vineyard Vines White Wicker Clutch (sold out; similar here & here)
Nordstrom BP Sunglasses (sold out; similar here)
White & Navy Bandana

Bows & Sequins wearing an Old Navy sweater with white Kensie eyelet shorts, Claudie Pierlot gingham sneakers and a blue Echo bandana neckerchief.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing white Kensie eyelet shorts with a striped straw hat, a Vineyard Vines wicker clutch, and blue gingham sneakers.

Lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins wearing eyelet shorts and gingham sneakers with a white Vineyard Vines wicker clutch and a straw hat.

Bows & Sequins wearing a blue Echo neckerchief, a navy sweater, and white eyelet shorts with Nordstrom sunglasses and a wicker clutch.

Lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins wearing Nordstrom sunglasses, a blue bandana, a navy summer sweater, and white eyelet shorts.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a Hat Attack x Lemon Stripes straw hat and an Old Navy sweater.

Lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins wearing eyelet shorts and gingham sneakers with a white Vineyard Vines wicker clutch and a straw hat.

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing an Echo neckerchief and an Old Navy sweater with a straw hat and eyelet shorts.

Lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins wearing Kensie eyelet shorts and gingham sneakers with a Vineyard Vines wicker clutch and a straw hat.

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a straw hat with a striped band and a navy sweater.

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9 Comments

  1. 6.7.17
    Natali commented:

    Perfect cruise like outfit! I like your sweater and hat very much!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  2. 6.7.17
    Kendal commented:

    Oh my gosh, those sneakers are amazing!! I’m trying to introduce more gingham into my wardrobe and this would be the perfect way.

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

  3. 6.7.17
    Angela commented:

    The gingham sneakers and eyelet shorts are perfection!

    Angela

  4. 6.7.17
    Julia O'Hearn commented:

    Your style is my spirit animal! I love this summery nautical look. Thanks for sharing,
    Julia O’Hearn
    Little Piece of Chic
    http://www.littlepieceofchic.com

  5. 6.7.17
    Kate commented:

    I seriously need your shoes! They’re the absolute perfect summer accessory. You can’t go wrong with gingham
    Kate || KATE KOUTURES

  6. 6.8.17
    Peppermint Dolly commented:

    Such a cute outfit! Love the sneakers and those eyelet shorts are gorgeous!!

    Rebecca
    xx
    http://www.peppermintdolly.com