Savannah, Georgia

Cozy in Gingham

Since my early college days, one of my essential go-to staple pieces has been Old Navy gingham and plaid tops. This isn’t an ad, I swear: these tops are almost always under $20 (but with promotions, I rarely shell out more than $12), and they are fantastically versatile, making them worth every penny. Working from home? Throw one on over skinny jeans and flats for a fuss-free look that still looks pulled together. Headed to the office? Add a knit cardi, coated jeans and pointed flats like I did (side note: these $29.99 H&M jeans have been one of my most-worn this month — I normally invest in my denim, but I absolutely love these and the bargain price is an added bonus).

Fun fact: Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic are all owned by Gap, Inc, which means that this parent company is producing similar pieces at three different price points. Sure, the quality of the materials used differs between the brands, but that just means figuring out when to save and when to splurge. To me, stocking up on piles of plaid is more rewarding than dropping extra cash on a higher-quality flannel.


Please note: there isn’t a gingham top in my capsule closet series, but the blue striped blouse is a great substitute.

Wearing Everly Rings on both hands. Get 15% off with code ‘CHICSTREET’

On hand to the left: Zahara, Pisa, Stella, Zahara, Hamptons (get any 5 for $212.50 with code)

On hand to the right: Celine, Delta

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SheIn Sweater (old, the sister company makes this similar one for $27) // Old Navy Gingham Shirt (only $24, available in different patterns and colors) // Coated H&M Jeans (exact pair, wearing size 4, $29) // Le Specs ‘Weekend Riot’ Sunglasses (under $70) // Michelle Watch // Marks + Spencer Tote Bag (unavailable, I also own this black tote which is similar) // Valentino-Inspired Flats (only $49.99, I own the red version as well) // Everly Rings – get 15% off with code ‘CHICSTREET’ // Lips: ‘Lovely’ by Butter London c/o and ‘Bae” Liner by Morphe

As always, thank you for reading.

Capsule Closet Pieces Used:

– Grey Sweater

– Black Coated Skinny Jeans

Black Flats

Black Bag

Black Sunglasses

Silver Watch