You’ve gotta love shopping for someone else and then scoring the cutest thing in the store for yourself. I took Jackson to American Eagle to buy him jeans for a Bar Mitzvah party, and just as we were checking out, I spotted it. A blue and white gingham tank top with a fringe trim. BTW, fringe trim is having a moment. You’ll see it on anything that has a hem, or used to have a hem. That hem is now fringe and it’s so chic.

This top is adorable in so many ways. First of all, halter tops are very flattering. Worn alone, they accentuate all the rights areas. And if you think that fringe is having a moment, so is gingham. Gingham is usually reserved for button-down shirts, blouses and dresses. I don’t think I’ve ever seen gingham in something so small. Halter tops and gingham reminded me of summer, and here they are together!


halter top / cardigan (similar) / jeans / shoes / earrings

There are lots of options with how to style this top. White jeans or shorts are obvious, but you can also wear it with a navy skirt and dress it up. On cooler days, or in the evening, a sweater looks fabulous over the pretty halter top neckline.

Summer Styled Gingham

Connecticut in Style

Sarah O'Brien

Sarah OBrien


Sarah O’Brien

Connecticut in Style

Summer Styled GinghamSummer Styled Gingham