Gaga for Gingham | Button Down Cami and White Shorts

gingham ruffle strap cami from madewell and white shorts

Top: Madewell || Bottoms: Forever 21 || Accessories: Madewell Small Transport crossbody, Madewell sunglasses, Kate Spade necklace (similar here) || Shoes: Steve Madden Cache

The pieces I tend to gravitate toward when it comes to shopping are classics with a twist. It can be seen in almost all the outfits I wear, including the outfit for today. For example, gingham is a classic, as are white shorts in the summer. However, the ruffle straps of this cami is a cute and trendy twist on an otherwise classic piece. 



Gingham cami

I gasped when I saw this top at Madewell. I gotta say, Madewell is killing it lately! I have really been loving everything they've been coming out with! The ruffle straps of this cami and the button front are both classic and on-trend. As far as I'm concerned, the button front stays closed (no accidental flashing happening here) and the fabric has a very nice weight to it. The only issue I have with it is that the straps are not adjustable. Being rather petite (I'm 5'3") with smaller shoulders, the straps fell a few times and it was kind of annoying at first. I that said, I realized I could twist the straps around in the back to shorten it and the problem was solved! Just a word of caution in case you guys are also petite with narrow shoulders. Beware non-adjustable straps! 

WHite shorts

A summer staple in my life every year are white shorts. I actually got this a few years ago from Forever 21 and they've surprisingly help up quite well. Funnily enough, I actually found these shorts in the kids' section - I got the biggest kids size and they're actually kind of perfect! They're a bit loose in the thigh area which is what I liked about them in the first place. Plus, the denim itself is a good weight - not too heavy, not too light. Since I bought these shorts years ago, I have a couple shorts I'm recommending instead that are similar looking at a similar price point as well. 



Small Transport crossbody

Ahh, where would I be without this gorgeous, perfect crossbody? This Madewell Transport Crossbody bag was originally a birthday gift to myself last year. I use it almost every day! It holds my wallet, keys, phone, sunglasses, and phone charger. I have also been known to fit my Amazon Kindle in there with no problem! I like the burgundy color because it adds a pop of color without taking anything away from any of my looks - a neutral pop of color, if you will. I just really like all the Transport bags from Madewell in general. I recently also got their leather rucksack (should be shipping to me soon) and their big Transport totes are a universal favorite. 

gingham ruffle strap cami from madewell and white shorts
gingham ruffle strap cami from madewell and white shorts
gingham ruffle strap cami from madewell and white shorts
gingham ruffle strap cami from madewell and white shorts
gingham ruffle strap cami from madewell and white shorts
gingham ruffle strap cami from madewell and white shorts
gingham ruffle strap cami from madewell and white shorts
gingham ruffle strap cami from madewell and white shorts
gingham ruffle strap cami from madewell and white shorts
gingham ruffle strap cami from madewell and white shorts
gingham ruffle strap cami from madewell and white shorts
gingham ruffle strap cami from madewell and white shorts
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