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.
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.