Today's Everyday Fashion: Summer of Gingham

 
Gingham romper, panama hat
Gingham romper, panama hat
Gingham romper, panama hat
Gingham romper, panama hat
Gingham romper, panama hat
 

Word on the street is that gingham is the top trend for summer. I'm already a big fan (here and here, for example), so no need to twist my arm! I spotted this romper for $25 online and while it's too early to call it - it's already in the running for best find of the summer! I ordered the S Tall size (I'm only 5'7" but long in the torso), and I think the S would be plenty long, too. And no your eyes do not deceive you - the romper and my earrings are navy, while my shoes, purse and hat are black. (I think they blend seamlessly, but it would be a deal breaker for some.) Gingham for summer: thumbs up or thumbs down?

Romper: American Eagle, $25
Shoes: Call It Spring, $40 (similar, similar, similar)
Hat: JCPenney c/o, $13 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Stella & Dot (similar, similarsimilar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot with part of another earring attached
Sunglasses: Francesca's, $12 (similarsimilar, similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes are 3 years ago. Purse and sunglasses are 1 year ago. Hat is recent. Romper is new.

gingham on a budget