Blake Lively wore a white mini dress with Nike Gingham sneakers

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Dressing for hot, sticky temperatures can be tricky when you want to look cute but also feel comfortable. That’s why the combination of flowy dresses and sneakers is the perfect recipe for summer outfit success — and Blake Lively just put the chef’s kiss on the combo.

Earlier this week, she was photographed in New York as she headed to the nail salon wearing a long white cardigan over a white mini dress with Nike sneakers. But if you look closely, it’s not just your run-of-the-mill white kicks as you might expect.

His Air Force 1 sneakers are decorated with a beige gingham print. It’s a totally fun and unexpected way to wear the classic print that comes back every summer like clockwork, and we’re here for it.

Gingham actually refers to a lightweight cotton fabric that is woven to form the plaid pattern we know by name. So it only makes sense that it will become popular again when the warm weather arrives – it’s fun and practical. Take, for example, Kate Middleton, who recently wore a peter pan collar blouse in a cheery red gingham print.

The pattern reminds us of laying down blankets for picnics in the park and grilling for backyard barbecues. Normally, we reserve gingham for our dresses and blouses, and solid colors for our sneakers. Lively, being the fashion queen that she is, has basically made reservations, creating a new way to wear the summer uniform that Reese Witherspoon, Emily Ratajkowski and Jennifer Garner love.

Since we’re not sure where her flowing white dress is from and her Gingham Nike sneakers seem to be sold out at most major retailers, we’ve rounded up a few similar styles to help you get her look. We love it floral eyelet slip dress it’s on sale for less than $35 paired with these baby blue gingham sneakers of Tretorn.

Keep scrolling to shop mini dresses and printed sneakers inspired by Lively’s latest look.

Buy it! Prettygarden Summer Mini Floral Slip Dress, $33.99 with coupon (Origin $35.99); amazon.com

Buy it! Annebouti Tiered Flutter-Sleeve Smocked Mini Dress, $37.99 (originally $39.99); amazon.com

Buy it! 1. State Ruffled Bodice Long Sleeve Mini Dress, $69.30 (original $99); nordstrom.com

Buy it! French Connection Aprina Long-Sleeve Cotton Eyelet Mini Dress, $96 (Origin $128); nordstrom.com

Buy it! Soda Pedal Double Deck Sneakers, $20.34-$54.97; amazon.com

Buy it! Draper James Harper sneakers in blue multi gingham, $49 (orig. $110); draperjames.com

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