Summertime means jackets off, sunnies on, picnic blankets out–and they’re not just for the park. Gingham’s seeing a comeback with this Zara dress that’s trending hot with bloggers worldwide. Instead of the frilly and cutesy babydoll silhouettes with flouncy sleeves of the previous year, however, this Zara Checkered Dress with Belt is drawing sleek and sophisticated into a breezy summer look with a knee-length skirt and matching belt. Cosmopolitan moms and chic businesswomen alike can rock it with a pair of espadrilles or mules–perfect for the warm weather up ahead.
UK blogger Brittany Bathgate struts in the latest Zara treasure find in Barcelona, Spain. It’s the perfect summer look for when you’re feeling too lazy to put together an entire shirt-and-pants ensemble, but still want to look polished and elegant for any daytime occasion. Brunch in the town? An afternoon stroll through the streets, or shopping with your girlfriends? This dress won’t let you down.
Even Zara-obsessed Instagram pair @thedevilswearzara approves, which means it’s definitely worth the pursuit. And these besties wear nothing but Zara. ‘Nuff said.
With its billowing A-line skirt and wide-leg feel, who needs a jumpsuit? Gingham dresses don’t have to just be for the youthful vintage-cute look donned by twenty-somethings. Now, it can work for any modern, sophisticated city woman ready to take on the summer with high heels and class. Or sandals and a mason jar of lemonade. Whatever floats your boat.
Zara’s always been on the higher end of affordable brands, but for a dress that can work for nearly any daytime occasion, this one’s sure to be a worthy investment. If I had something this comfy and chic in my wardrobe, I’d wear it all summer long. You can, too. Just grab it before it sells out–which probably won’t be very long at this rate.
Shop the look here.
Check Dress with Belt by Zara, $69.90
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