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Pattern Play: 3 Ways to Wear Seersucker

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By Style Girlfriend | Last Updated: Oct 18 2016

As I get prematurely nostalgic about summer’s end, allow me to shine a light on one of the most summer-y of summer fabrics.

Seersucker is a lightweight, all-cotton puckered fabric that’s usually striped, woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric its distinctive, classily-wrinkled (yes, that’s a thing) look. The result: fabric is held away from the skin when worn, allowing for better air circulation and heat dissipation.

Translation: you’re cool even in 100-degree August days. It also means that there’s no need to iron your seersucker when pulling it from the dryer (score).

Below, three ways to try this nautical pattern: 

CAFE ON THE BAY

Shirt: J.Crew, $60 | Pants: Uniqlo, $40  | Belt: Robert Graham, $128
Watch: Jack Spade, $298 | Shoes: Clarks, $120

 

Wear it Well: What’s that? A seersucker popover? You bet your captain’s hat. Don’t forget to roll the sleeves for a jaunty – but still put-together – look.

OUT ON THE BOAT

Sweater: Gant, $100 | Shirt: Banana Republic, $25 | Shorts: Brooks Brothers, $52 

Sunglasses: AJ Morgan, $29 | Watch: Nixon, $150 | Belt: Ralph Lauren, $65 | Shoes: Vans, $65

Wear it Well: Layer up! A cotton tee and shorts are perfect for a day in the sun, while adding this sweater not only piles on the style, but keeps you warm when the sea breeze starts blowing.

RESERVATIONS FOR TWO AT THE CLUB

 Suit: Bonobos, $298  | Shirt: H&M, $6

 Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters, $18 | Shoes: Cole Haan, $268

Wear it Well: Mix and match seersucker with a striped tee to create a trendy and unexpected look. Add a bold shoe to really make a statement.

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HOW DO YOU STAY STYLISHLY COOL IN THE SUMMER HEAT?

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