Denim + Gingham

Happy Tuesday! For my look today, I was very inspired by the ’90s, a.k.a the era of grunge. Icons of the era such as Kurt Cobain and Winona Ryder popularized excess of plaid, denim, and a general “I don’t care” vibe. While my look is a bit more put together and modern, I definitely channeled the style revolution that occurred in the 90s. To me, this look makes it seem like I just threw it on and looked effortlessly cool, which is why I love it.

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I started off with this adorable gingham dress that I bought last week from Urban Outfitters. Gingham is a huge trend this summer, and serves as a more sophisticated version of classic plaid prints. This dress has an amazing silhouette that would flatter anyone and an on-trend square neckline. I think it’s the perfect summer piece and am so excited to style it in different ways!

 I kept this look simple by throwing on a distressed, light-wash denim shirt over the mini dress. This shirt could be tied in a knot in front or tied around the waist to make the outfit a little more interesting. The clash of the pattern with the light simplicity of the dress creates a nice contrast that I think always makes a look better. I topped my outfit off with some black ankle boots that I love to wear all year-round. They go with everything and make your legs look great when worn with a dress.

While this outfit only involves three simple pieces, it channels a really cool vibe and says a lot about the wearer’s personal style. I also love how it’s so reminiscent of an earlier time. I had a lot of fun wearing it and got tons of compliments on how cute and cool I looked! If you want to look like an updated version of a classic Nirvana groupie, try out a similar look and watch the heads turn!

What decade inspires your style the most? Tell me in the comments!




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