|I was never one of Them, were you? OK, secretly, I wished I was.|
I have only two madras items, Bermuda shorts and a perfect fit shirt. When I wear either of them, I keep everything else very casual and simple. I don;t see a way to dress it up too much. Maybe if it was a dress or a skirt? I don't think I can do madras blazer. I'd run out of irony, I am afraid.
J.Crew shirt has the advantage of being fitted so it does not look too borrowed from (preppy) boys. I like it with jeans. That's about all I can think to wear it with. I always take it camping.
I also tried it with denim pencil skirt. I am not sure if it works. What do you think?
Will you wear a madras dress? I would, if I was about the age of the girls in first picture. Which, sadly, I am not. Or luckily. Or so I try to convince myself of my questionable luck. But now I will probably end up looking like this:
|Not one of Them and no envy this time|
How about the seersucker, another quintessential preppy summer fabric? Did you know that the name is derived from Hindi and Persian words meaning 'milk and sugar'? Something about smooth milk and bumpy sugar. I here I thought it came from 'sheer' (or 'sure') and 'sucker' ;)
Will you wear a seersucker blazer? Pants or skirt? How about a dress?
I have to admit, I like it. But please, do not attempt seersucker suit while being male. Unless you are over 60. And a Senator. On Seersucker Thursday.
Otherwise stay away. The fabric is cool but you will be not.
|Guess who made this ridiculous thing? Yes, they did.|
As for me, I tried the dress, as you may remember.
|I would buy it if the fit was right|
And I have a pair of seersucker pants from Banana Republic that I really like. I wear it quite often every summer.
And I think the reason I really like the striped camp popover is because the fabric is in fact a wider stripe seersucker.
Of course I had to buy the seersucker pencil skirt once the price dropped and the 30% off came along. So here is my OOTD starring seersucker pencil skirt, vintage cotton v-neck and Soludos espadrilles.
|Skirt size 4 (TTS)|
That's all folks!
Do you wear madras or seersucker? Or both?
Will you let your husband/boyfriend wear it?
Do you consider yourself preppy?
Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!