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I went shopping today and popped into Old Navy to browse, ended up trying on quite a pile of clothes. They seem to be stepping things up a notch, because last season I had a Groupon and barely found anything worth trying on.
I was looking for shorts but didn't find the right fit. Instead, I unexpectedly loved this orange check button-down. I'm pretty sure it's the "red check" online, because it reads as red in my photo too... in person, definitely orange. Quite similar to J.Crew's modern red, actually.
How does the fit look? Physically it's lightweight--of questionable quality?--and I have some extra room in the bust when I move, but being a thick-waisted 32A means I *always* have room in the bust. Didn't buy because I thought the material wasn't worth the full price of $25. More like $15.
And, styling: what can I pair an orange gingham shirt with? It's getting too hot to wear jeans, and I only have one pair of shorts right now. Skirts and dresses galore, but since I've gravitated to cool jewel tones for my entire life minus the past six months, it's hard for me to visualize orange in the mix. I love the tucked-in look on others, but with low-rise bottoms on me it just emphasizes the apple part of my apple/rectangle tendencies. I'm not afraid to pattern mix and clash colors, but will sometimes err on the side of too maximal.
Maybe I'm just yearning for a gingham shirt... they feel so quintessentially summer. If not orange, what colors of gingham check might pair well with purple/teal/cobalt blue/magenta/red?