Those heat wave days, when stepping outside feels like hitting a wall of humidity. But miniskirts & strappy tops don’t cut it for every occasion. For an outfit that your grandmother would approve of and won’t leave you a sweaty, stinky mess look no further than seersucker.
This is my go to fabric when I visit my family in Washington D.C. For all my non American readers, the national capital is in fact built on top of a swamp. Virginia & Maryland were pretty much like fine we’ll give you land for a capital but only because no one in their right mind wants to live here. So I take my style cues from southern belles, who have mastered dressing classy in the heat. Seersucker is the perfect fabric for all your more formal summer affairs. After all, just because our invitations to the Royal Wedding got lost in post, doesn’t mean the whole season is a write off. From graduations to garden parties, weddings and all sorts of family gatherings, it will keep you comfy and chic. Lightweight, its subtle blue & white stripes are universally flattering. I found this peplum Nanette Lapore dress in a vintage shop in New York, but seersucker is a southern classic and can be found in collections every spring. Pair with cute sandals or wedges, a little bag and a fab pair of sunnies to see you through every occasion. Gone with the wind themed events excluded.