Girl in Gingham

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We may live in a minimalist age, but I’ve always been more drawn to the maximalist trends evident in brands like Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana.

Embroidery, embellishments, and rich colors when done tastefully can bring back an air of monarchial grace of the Renaissance noblewomen. Thankfully, Zara a more affordable option, is filled with colorful, fun pieces that satisfy my high fashion and historical cravings. A top like this would be perfect for any picnic or poolside party you’re attending this Independence Day! Just grab your hamburger fresh off the grill and a fizzy drink and you’re ready to enjoy the holiday! Or in my case, you’re ready for a day of exploring The Broad Museum in LA and taking in the angelic Los Angeles skyline viewable from Perch!


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This Zara top encompasses three summer trends in one: gingham, ruffles and embroidery. Since it calls a lot of attention with its vibrant color, pattern and structure, try sticking to a simpler bottom like this jean mini skirt. I love how the belle shape of the skirt adds a second layer to the a-line blouse. It gives the whole ensemble even more body and life without going over-the-top (no pun intended).

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Gingham Top Zara

For those further Mediterranean touches, I added on my token gold jewelry: gold hoop earrings and London skyline necklace that I practically never take off. This summer look would be incomplete without some peep toe, woven wedges. The blood orange flower picks up on the orange floral embroidery on the top, as my red lipstick accentuates the red parrot also embroidered there.

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If you are into pop-out trends like I am, take advantage this season’s maximalist trends! With anything in life, anything in excess is never a good thing, but if curated correctly, it can be the best thing.

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What’s your favorite trend this season? Tell me in the comments below!

Keeping it Krischic,

Kristin Vartan


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