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Three Ways: Seersucker Blazer

Polyvore Set Here.

It is my personal belief that seersucker is best worn in a casual setting, not a work setting.  But since many D.C. offices have casual Fridays and staffers need recess attire, bringing seersucker into the casual business wardrobe seems like a no-brainer. 

Here, I’ve paired a classic white jean with a loose fitting navy blouse and a seersucker jacket.  Seersucker’s natural compliments are in the blue family, but you could also wear green, coral or lavender.  I added a pair of necklaces (the coral branch Miss M featured last week, and an opalescent teal drop pendant) and some simple studs that won’t compete with the striped print.  A simple bag and a huarache sandal finish off the look.  However, if you’re concerned about sandals for the office, a nude or gold flat would work as well.

 

Polyvore Set Here.

If you want to wear seersucker to the office, keep the look simple. Here, we have a textured, white blouse and a navy pencil skirt.  Add some cool stud earrings and a grey suede pump to complete the look.  I also added an orange purse, just because I couldn’t resist and some aviators to maintain the cool, summery vibe.Polyvore Set Here.

For a more casual look, I paired the seersucker blazer with a scalloped aqua short and a simple tank.  The turquoise earrings continue the color palette and the cool, cross-body bag keeps it casual but chic.  I chose wedges, because flats with shorts looks good on virtually no one.

If you’re looking for other casual options, seersucker over a navy/floral printed dress could be lovely.  For work, you could also belt it over a white or navy sheath.  About the only thing I don’t recommend is that you wear it with a seersucker skirt or pants, unless you want to look like you fell out of the preppy, Southern tree and hit every branch on the way down.  There is such a thing as too many stripes.

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  1. gingerr says:

    I like the first two but the aqua shorts with the navy jacket isn't quite my cup of tea.

    I totally agree that a little goes a long way and entire suits of seersucker are too much.
    We're not that Southern.

    November 30, -0001/Reply
  2. gingerr says:

    I like the first two but the aqua shorts with the navy jacket isn't quite my cup of tea.

    I totally agree that a little goes a long way and entire suits of seersucker are too much.
    We're not that Southern.

    November 30, -0001/Reply
  3. Ms. B says:

    For the Office – That is my favorite Kate Spade bag and the outfit if fabulous.

    June 7, 2011/Reply
  4. Meg says:

    I despise seersucker, but Belle, these outfits are making me reconsider! Absolutely fabulous.

    June 7, 2011/Reply
  5. Jessica says:

    I love the shopping in georgetown option, but it's so freaking hot here during seersucker season that I can't even imagine wearing a blazer outside our frigid congressional office buildings.

    June 7, 2011/Reply
  6. Allison says:

    The casual Fridays option is gorgeous, so well put together! I love Navy, white and gold, so crisp. And I want that Kate Spade bag so badly!

    Anyone have opinions on open toed shoes at the office? Does it just depend on the office?

    I love this outfit, but I think that most women who wear white pants don't wear them appropriately… Belle, I feel like you could probably rant about this like critter prints and capris.

    Love the blog. Glad it sounds like you are feeling better since you are posting.

    June 7, 2011/Reply
  7. Sophiegoose says:

    You did a nice job with these looks! I'm a fan of #1…need to get some white jeans!

    June 7, 2011/Reply
  8. Jeff says:

    These looks are super cute! One complaint, did you realize that the blazer only appears to be available from H&M UK and that the UK site does not allow shipping other than in the UK? Sadly my fiancee and I are limited to online ordering as the nearest H&M is over 100 miles away.

    June 7, 2011/Reply
  9. Belle says:

    I saw the same or a very similar blazer at the DC H&M last week. So it may not be available online, but you can find it in some stores.

    June 7, 2011/Reply
  10. Belle says:

    You can also order this one from Nordie's:

    https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/halogen-ribbon-belt-seersucker-blazer/3154302?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=halogen%28r%29_ribbon_belt_seersucker_blazer:341622&cm_pla=jacket/sportcoat:women:blazer&cm_ven=Froogle&mr:referralID=NA&mr:trackingCode=D08904FC-5A8D-E011-8116-001517B1882A

    Or this one from Chadwick's, but at $9.99, I cannot vouch for the quality:

    https://www.chadwicks.com/chadwicks/browse/productDetail.jsp?icProduct=92914&affiliate_id=017&dsource=CSE11&affiliate_location_id=09&mr:trackingCode=E8AADAB3-2A4F-E011-BB8E-001B21631C34&mr:referralID=NA

    June 7, 2011/Reply
  11. Erica says:

    I have eyed those Gorjana Chloe Stud Earrings the past few times you've featured them, Belle – and I finally broke down and bought them this afternoon! This blog is dangerous!

    June 7, 2011/Reply
  12. gingerr says:

    I like the first two but the aqua shorts with the navy jacket isn't quite my cup of tea.

    I totally agree that a little goes a long way and entire suits of seersucker are too much.
    We're not that Southern.

    June 8, 2011/Reply
  13. Sarah says:

    Love love the Nordstrom's seersucker jacket!!

    June 8, 2011/Reply
  14. Truc says:

    Ha, thanks for the further suggestions Belle! And kudos for picking outfits so cute that when I sent the link to my fiance he was so enthusiastic he's commenting on your site about them. lol.

    June 8, 2011/Reply
  15. Jeff says:

    Belle, thanks for the info. I'll phone a couple of stores to see if I can find it. Also, thanks for the links to alternatives.

    June 8, 2011/Reply
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