Wearing a navy checked dress with a contrasting collar, I am getting into the holiday mindset. I look forward to this weekend as my family gathers together at the beach. We do a traditional BBQ and my son mans the grill. He is an excellent cook!
I don’t know that I will wear this exact outfit for the fourth, but this navy checked dress, actually a tattersall check, is a cool frock to wear on a hot day in Manhattan. I am very glad it is sleeveless, as the temps and humidity are quite high here!
My dress is vintage, as is my belt , so the red, white, and blue is perfectly thematic for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. My basket bag, last seen here, is very light and adds a touch of neutral warmth.
I know gingham is a popular trend, but this larger check is a bit more graphic and packs more of a punch. A navy checked dress in gingham will almost appear as a solid, whereas this pattern is bolder. Espadrilles were an easy style choice , the striped details add a nice complement to this dress, and these platforms are comfortable.
One dress, and voilà, I am dressed and holiday ready. My ideal kind of styling! Check to that!
This is a short post as I prepare to go to the Hamptons for the long holiday weekend. I hope my US readers enjoy the holiday, and for the rest of my followers, I wish you a fabulous weekend , which is a celebration of sorts, in and of itself.
SHOP The Navy Checked DRESS!
Below see three choices that are fresh and will look on-point for many seasons.
1- Dina Dress by April Cornell is sweet and classic, as well as beautifully made. This is picnic ready!
2- Navy checks get an update here by J.Crew Factory, and this sweet number is easy on the wallet. Noteworthy sleeve treatment!
3- Option number three is half price, and fabulous by DVF, a perennial favorite.
Any of these can be styled with espadrilles, like the ones I am wearing, or a trending flat sandal. Red sandals would add a pop of color and make it perfect for the 4th of July! Add a straw bag, some sunnies and some SPF and you are on your way to a perfect beach or lake vacation!
What are you wearing for the 4th of July? Will you celebrate with the traditional BBQ and fireworks? Let me know!
—— XOXO, Elle ——
You look adorable in that dress! I want one!!
Your dress is fabulous, Elle!! It’s such a classic style that it will go with so much!!
Love it! Enjoy your time in the Hamptons!
Your dress is gorgeous – I want one!! Lovely post Hun 🙂
Grace Louise || http://www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/
All such pretty dresses, but I agree with your comment on the bolder look of the tattersall check. Great accessorizing, as always!
Wishing you some cool breezes and a lovely week for the July 4th holiday!
Love this bright summer look.
Have fun on your mini getaway! If the temps are like here you might be indoors to avoid the heat.
A very nice dress and outfit! Happy 4th of July xx
Oh your checked dress is beautiful – what a classic print and it looks fantastic belted. Such a nice summer outfit! 🙂
Hope you are having a nice start to your week and you have a lovely 4th July! 🙂
Away From The Blue Blog
Aren’t you looking festive in your navy and white checked dress! I love the belt too. What a tiny waist you have! Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing holiday weekend! xxx
Elle, this is gorgeous! I love the blue check! Very pretty!
Raindrops of Sapphire
The lovely dress points out your thin waist and so it’s perfect on you!
You also matched the right accessories to your outfit…I like the basket bag : it adds a summery touch!
Have a nice weekend in the Hamptons!
Wishing you a very happy 4th of July Elle. Here in Switzerland temperatures have been perfect for summer dresses and bbq’s for more than a month now, so yes, we are celebrating summer too. You look gorgeous in that dress, especially the way your waist catches the eye! Beautiful! Love, Lieske
4th of July is something I don’t celebrate of course, but red, white and blue is always good in my book. Love your outfit, all items. And of all the checked dresses you have shown, your’s is the best.
You look gorgeous, as always! Love the straw bag – I’ve been going through summer bags like crazy, buying returning buying returning, just can’t get it quite right! It’ll be fall by the time I find a summer bag! Ha.
Enjoy your holiday out east! If the weather is not as dismal as predicted for Friday, we may take a drive out to East Marion to the lavender farm – have you been?
Gingham is big right now but you are right the larger check print is super fun and nautical so perfect for the 4th. Hope you guys have a great time at the beach!
We did, it was slow going to get there, but once there it was cooler and so great to have family time !
I hope you also enjoyed!
What a fab checkered dress, looks so amazing on you! Great dress selection btw!
I am back after a month long hiatus, hope you’ve been well! Missed reading your posts! 🙂
Ankita Bardhan | Real Girl Talks
Welcome back Ankita !
Very chic dress!
Anika | anikamay.co.uk
I appreciate that! Have a wonderful day!
Most kind of you !
Such a pretty dress! It doesn’t even need a lot of help from accessories, but you found the way to style it perfectly, and also comfy for hot weather! I hope you had a lovely family gathering! You look so beautiful, Elle!
Thank you so much dear friend. It was a wonderful holiday with the family. I hope yours was equally splendid.
I certainly did enjoy the holidays with my family. I am very glad you like this dress. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather.
Such a cute, festive look!
Straight A Style
Thanks so much Amy!
Happy new week!
Beautiful dress Elle, your 4th sounded wonderful! I hope you enjoyed the day with your family on the beach. I love the belt and those sandals are the perfect mix with this look. Looking beautiful friend!
Indeed, you would also look quite beautiful in this color combination. Come to think about it you look beautiful in every color. I hope you are very well!