The Gingham Jacket For Spring

I 100% contradicted myself when I said I wasn’t really preppy anymore. But when you find an amazing gingham jacket, you HAVE to get it. Right?

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THE LOOK | gingham jacket (zara, similar here), white oxford (boys), skinny jeans, floral loafers, celine sunglasses, dragon girl lips

So last week, I was “so” edgy in my denim jacket and booties. But…London brought out all things prep in me. All about balance, right?

I found this adorable gingham jacket right before my trip to London and knew it would be perfect for the trip. I’m a huge fan of gingham. There’s obviously something so classic about it. Like most, I tend to gravitate towards gingham pieces during warmer months. But I don’t necessarily think it can only be worn when the sun is out.

As much as I love fall and winter, there’s nothing quite like a perfect spring outfit. (Hint: It definitely involves this gingham jacket.)

I wanted to do something a bit more fun for this look, so instead of wearing any ol’ pair of ballet flats, I decided to wear my new floral loafers. Literally obsessed with them. I actually am about to buy them in the black as we speak.

My two new pieces complement each other well, and I liked the idea of pattern mixing. Don’t you just LOVE when pieces come together like that?

I know I’m going to be wearing this look well into the warmer months because 1. It’s so easy and 2. It keeps me warm on chilly days/nights without having to really layer up. Although, right now it doesn’t feel like warm weather is going to get here any time soon. This weekend was SO cold, I couldn’t even take my hands out of my pockets without them stinging!

More about London…

Tower Bridge was actually one of my favorite spots to shoot. Oh minus the fact that it was 6:30am and raining when we got there. Luckily, we stuck around for about a half hour in a Starbucks and waited for the rain to stop. WE HAD PLANS AND THE RAIN WAS NOT GOING TO STOP US. After we shot here, we changed and headed over to Peggy Porschen for our second shoot of the day…and lots of cake for breakfast. You can see more on that in this post.



 photos by allie provost

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  1. 3.6.17
    Elizabeth Oliveto said:

    Love the detail on the gingham jacket – gorgeous!
    Xo, Elizabeth

    • 3.6.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Aww, thanks Elizabeth! It’s a great piece!

  2. 3.6.17

    You’re still edgy babe but that coat is everything! Don’t blame you one bit for picking it up.

    xo Laura Leigh

    • 3.6.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      😉 Thank you, friend!

  3. 3.6.17

    Omg those flats are giving me life!!! They are perfect with this jacket! Loving all these pictures from London!!

    Brittany 🙂

    • 3.6.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Ahh, the loafers are SO good right?!

  4. 3.6.17

    I’m stealing this coat and photoshopping my face on all these photos….k thanks. You look fab. Love love love.

    • 3.6.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      HAHAHA BYE! Thank you!

  5. 3.6.17

    This jacket looks amazing on you!! The outfit is perfection.

    Catherine | Beauty by Catherine

    • 3.6.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you so much, Catherine! Much appreciated! Xx

  6. 3.6.17

    Love, love, love the gingham! And so worth the early morning…this backdrop is PERFECT!

    • 3.6.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks, Monica! Such a fun shoot to do even though we had to wait for the rain to stop.

  7. 3.6.17
    Lauren Oliver said:

    I absolutely love gingham and that jacket is amazing!! I also loved how you mixed prints with those super fun floral loafers… too cute!


    • 3.6.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Aww thank you! I figured this was a good outfit to try the whole pattern mixing thing!

  8. 3.6.17

    O that is cute! I own nothing gingham!

    • 3.6.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you! OMG you need some pieces! I’d start with a classic gingham shirt and then work your way to other fun pieces.

  9. 3.6.17

    I have this jacket too! It’s so fun and I love how you styled it with those flats! They look perfect together! xo Bryn

    • 3.6.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      YAY TWINS! Thanks, girlfriend! Xx

  10. 3.6.17
    Jenn Lake said:

    That ruffle peplum detail is so chic! Love how you paired it with those printed loafers!

    • 3.6.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you, Jenn! I wanted to try pattern mixing and I felt like this was a good place to do it with the subtle blue hues!