A few weeks ago I found a cropped seersucker blazer hiding in the back of my closet. That was a great day. Finding an old gem in my own wardrobe makes me feel even happier than finding a twenty in the pocket of my winter coat or last season's Coach handbag. I slipped my arms into familiar seersucker sleeves and found that it still fit perfectly. Score. And what perfect timing.
Seersucker stripes are usually my go-to uniform for Spring. Whether it be a seersucker blazer, dress, shirtdress, pants or shorts, it's a look that is sweet enough for church, casual enough for a barefoot walk in the park and can be dressed up easily with a trendy denim jacket or pretty cardigan.
If you want to fake the look of seersucker without the crinkly surface, try on some soft vertical stripes showcased here in a few select pieces from American Eagle.
1. The AE Striped Satchel is the perfect way to experiment with pattern. If this girly accessory works for you, you'll be moving on to seersucker separates in no time. Did I mention it's on sale for $11.95?
2. These adorable menswear inspired Favorite Striped Shorts aren't on AE's top 10 list for nothing. They're short enough to be sexy, not skanky and match with any Spring tank or tee. Plus, if you buy one pair of shorts, you can get a second pair for half off, so you can treat yourself to these...
3. Tuxedo Striped Bermuda Shorts that are a bit longer and dressier when paired with a sharp blazer or jacket. You might be able to get away with wearing them to work and pay only $20 if you buy another pair of sweet shorts.
Those prices don't seer suck.