Navy Gingham Shirt Roundup (and what i wore link-up)

welcome to “what i wore” at the pleated poppy!  share with me your fashion posts and we can inspire each other!  i started this originally as motivation to get out of my daily uniform of jammies or sweats, but now i am encouraged and held accountable to put a few extra minutes aside for myself and try new things.  i’d love for you to join me!

we headed back out on vacation again last week (i’m not complaining!), so don’t have any new pics to share with you yet again!  but i did post a shot on Instagram of an outfit i wore while on my parents’ boat (other than this i only wore a bathing suit and pj’s), and my Fourth of July outfit (with the kids).

in the absence of my own pics, i wanted to share with you another round up of my favorites, this time of navy gingham button-up shirts and different ways to wear them!

navy gingham shirt roundup

navy gingham shirt roundup

this is how i most often wear my own navy gingham shirt: american classic with ankle length jeans and white converse, shirt knotted at the waist.  my shirt was from forever 21 but i see they just stopped carrying it – darn!

navy gingham shirt roundup

i have yet to try tying a shirt around my waist for fear of looking too grunge, but paired with skinny jeans and d’orsay flats, i think this looks so cute! // source //

navy gingham shirt roundup

this shirt is more of a buffalo check than gingham, but great nonetheless.  the details of the booties and accessories stand out against the classic shirt.  // source //

navy gingham shirt roundup

this outfit works best in late fall and winter.  i love warming up the cool colors of the outfit with the warm brown boots.  the slightly cropped sweater works great with the untucked shirt peeking out below.  // source //

navy gingham shirt roundup

what i love about this outfit is that its so unexpected – the soft skirt pairs so nicely with the button down shirt, but then the ankle boots really surprise me!  the olive green bag and aviators keep the overall look from being too feminine.  // source //

navy gingham shirt roundup

oh this is a good one!  white jeans paired with just about anything is a favorite.  i love the cognac leather accents, especially those ankle strap heels!  // source //

navy gingham shirt roundup

i would never EVER have paired any of these items together, but man they work so well!  the pleated olive green skirt with an eggplant skinny belt look so great with the navy gingham button-up shirt, especially when finished off with the sparkly statement necklace.  // source //

navy gingham shirt roundup

um, wow.  who knew that gingham could look so hot?  the leather skirt, layered tops, chunky accessories, spikey shoes all have something to do with it, but really i think its the absolute confidence exuded that pulls it all together.  // source //

navy gingham shirt roundup

another super classic outfit, a shirt layered with a drapey cardigan, skinny jeans, and heeled booties.  // source //

navy gingham shirt roundup

pattern mixing at its finest:  gingham with leopard – yes, please!  // source //

navy gingham shirt roundup

this is another outfit i could see myself in.  i’m a jeans and white tee kind of girl, and i’ll throw on a baseball hat any day!  // source //

navy gingham shirt

you can get your own classic navy gingham button-up shirt!

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  1. 1

    I do like me a good gingham button down! Love the inspirations! Thanks for the linkup.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  2. 2

    Lots of gingham inspo here. I love it with the white jeans. Thank you for hosting x

  3. 3

    it is a wardrobe must have. love all the pics!

  4. 4

    Who doesn’t love a little Gingham! Love that you tied a knot :)
    Thank you for hosting

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    Kristin says:

    This is a GREAT post Lindsey. I love that you showed different ways to wear one staple, even in ways that you wouldn’t have thought of yourself. And how great is a matching coffee cup and skinny belt? My fave might be the unexpected pairing of the olive skirt and purple belt.

  6. 6

    Lovely gingham looks! I love how you styled yours!

  7. 7

    A gingham shirt goes with just about anything! Lots of outfit ideas here :-)

    Emma xxx

  8. 8

    Yes! Love this… gingham a classic, timeless staple for sure:)

  9. 9

    Love this print. So many gorgeous ways to wear it!


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