Blake Lively wore a white mini dress with gingham Nike sneakers

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Dressing for warm, tacky temperatures can be tricky if you want to look cute but also feel comfortable. That’s why the combination of flowy dresses and sneakers is the perfect recipe for success in summer outfits – and Blake Lively just put the chef’s kiss on the combo.

Earlier this week, she was photographed in New York City on her way 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 regular white kicks as you’d expect.

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

Gingham actually refers to a lightweight cotton fabric woven to form the checkered pattern we have come to know under the name. So it makes sense for it to become popular again in warm weather — it’s playful and practical. Take Kate Middleton, for example, who recently wore a Peter Pan collar blouse in a cheery gingham red print.

The pattern reminds us of putting down blankets for picnics in the park and grilling for backyard barbecues. We normally reserve gingham for our dresses and blouses, and solid colors for our sneakers. Vivid, the fashion queen that she is, essentially did the reserve, providing a fresh way to wear the summer uniform that Reese Witherspoon, Emily Ratajkowski and Jennifer Garner love.

Since we’re not exactly sure where her flowy white dress comes from, and her gingham Nike sneakers seem to be sold out at most major retailers, we’ve rounded up some similar styles to help you achieve her look. We love this flower eyed babydoll dress that retails for under $35 paired with these baby blue gingham sneakers from Tretorn.

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

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

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

Buy it! 1. State Smock Bodice Ruffle Hem Long Sleeve Mini Dress, $69.30 (originally $99); nordstrom.com

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

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

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

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