Blue & White Summer Nights

Jessica of Bows & Sequins, a fashion-focused lifestyle blog, wearing a white crop top with a blue striped mini skirt and a Clare V Petit Alice straw bag.

Just so we’re clear, the blue and white (with pops of red) theme isn’t going anywhere now that the Fourth has come and gone! Blue and white is my summer uniform of sorts, and you can’t go wrong with classic pops of red. I wore this crop top and skirt twice over the holiday weekend (the perks of hanging with different friend groups!) and I have a feeling I’ll be re-wearing it again soon, too. A flirty top and a high-waisted skirt tends to be my going out go-to in the summertime! My friends and I kept it pretty casual over the long weekend… BBQs, patio hopping, pool hangouts, and ice cream runs (obvi).

Bows & Sequins holding ice cream from a diner in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white striped mini skirt, a white ruffle crop top, gingham bow slides, and a Clare V circle straw bag.

I wore this outfit as I’m wearing it here, and again with these white slides and these red statement earrings for watching fireworks on the 4th! This ruffled crop top was a score from Nordstrom (under $60) and for as much as I love it, I’m going to order it in red, too. This striped skirt is on major sale right now (50% off!) and I’m half-tempted to order it in red, as well.

Jessica of Bows & Sequins styling a blue and white striped Hutch skirt from Anthropologie with a white ruffle crop top from Nordstrom, Illesteva sunglasses, and BaubleBar pom pom earrings.

Bows & Sequins holding a soft serve ice cream cone.

Chicago-based fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing an ASTR white ruffle crop top from Nordstrom and a blue & white striped Hutch skirt from Anthropologie with Illesteva sunglasses.

Get the Look…

ASTR Ruffled Crop Top (under $60!)
Hutch Striped Skirt (on sale!)
Clare V Mini Straw Tote
J.Crew Gingham Bow Slides (old; similar here & here)
Illesteva Sunglasses
BaubleBar Pom-Pom Earrings
D&G Red Lipstick

Bows & Sequins, a Chicago lifestyle blogger, wearing a one-shoulder white ruffle crop top with a blue striped Hutch mini skirt and J.Crew gingham bow slides.

Update: I’ve gotten a few emails about sizing since I posted this morning. I’m wearing a small in the top and a small in the skirt. I’d say the top runs true-to-size, and for the skirt, I’d size down if you are in between sizes. (For reference, I’m a size 4.)

Bows & Sequins holding a soft serve ice cream cone.

Bows & Sequins, a style and fashion blogger, wearing a blue and white striped mini skirt with a one shoulder ruffle crop top and a straw bag.

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  1. 7.6.17
    Rena said:

    Your skirt with the top is so cute!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. 7.6.17
    Rach said:

    I’m with and I’m all about blue and white for the summer! That skirt is so cute!

  3. 7.6.17
    Jenn Lake said:

    Love Tastee Freez! The best!

  4. 7.6.17
    Emma said:

    Perfect outfit for the fourth!

  5. 7.6.17

    This outfit is so cute!! I love white and blue as well. So chic!

  6. 7.6.17
    Natali said:

    You’re looking great in this daytime chic outfit! Love the way you’ve styled it.

  7. 7.6.17
    Masha said:

    I absolutely love this look! The skirt is adorable and absolutely perfect for summer! I think you’ve got the summer uniform down!

    White Silk, Black Leather

  8. 7.6.17

    Love the lines on the skirt!

    Liz @

  9. 7.6.17
    Kate said:

    Love this patriotc post! And your skirt is just fabulous!

  10. 7.15.17

    omg, this cone looks perfect right now! xo