5 Ways to Style Seersucker Shorts Before Summer is Officially Over (Ugh)

Summer is nearing an end, which means that you can catch us trying to squeeze in as many last-minute summertime looks as we can before saying goodbye to the season for good. To help us get the job done, we turn to our favorite fabric d’été: seersucker.

Seersucker, particularly in the South, is synonymous with summertime and the fun, light fashion that comes with it. From gentlemanly suits to skirts, shoes, and everything in between, this lightweight, unwrinklable (#bless) fabric is a favorite for all occasions.

Seersucker was invented in 1907 in Louisiana when a New Orleans merchant was searching for a fabric that was light enough to be bearable in the hot, sticky summer on the bayou. The name comes from Persian compound word “shīroshakar,” which means “milk and sugar,” a reference to the fabric’s texture. While the traditional colors of seersucker are blue and white, seersucker fabrics of all colors are available today. Case in point: these navy gingham seersucker shorts.

Since navy is a pretty universal neutral, these shorts are the base for endless permutations of cute yet smart summer looks.

Seersucker outfits with off-shoulder top
1. Mango Off-Shoulder Crop Top, $20 | 2. Tibi Gingham Seersucker Shorts, $295 | 3. Mansur Gavriel Suede Single Strap Sandal, $350 | 4. Kendra Scott Clydie Pendant Necklace, $97 | 5. Frye Melissa Whipstich Wallet Crossbody, $179

This daytime outfit brings together simple pieces for a fresh look that demands to be accessorized. A white off-the-shoulder top contrasts the shorts while keeping it neutral, allowing you to accessorize with brightly colored shoes, a simple bag, and sparkly jewelry.

Seersucker style with matching blazer
1. Tibi Oversized Gingham Seersucker Blazer, $595 | 2. Tibi Gingham Seersucker Shorts, $295 | 3. Chan Luu Gold-Plated Pearl Necklace, $65 | 4. Rag & Bone Tee Slub Pima Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt, $350 | 5. Manolo Blahnik Aspro Block Heel Pump, $675

If you’re a fan of looking matchy-matchy (come on, you’re already wearing seersucker), then this crisp look is for you. Pair with a matching blazer and dark t-shirt for a professional, stylish and fun look that goes great with pumps and subtle jewelry.

Seersucker shorts with striped long-sleeve top
1. Isabel Marant Étoile Kaaron Striped Linen Top, $108 | 2. Tibi Gingham Seersucker Shorts, $295 | 3. Stella McCartney Falabella Fold-Over Tote, $775 | 4. Emma Parsons Susan Sandal$395

This nautical-themed outfit is perfect for a day by the sea, even if you can’t make it all the way down to the bayou.  Tucking in the striped shirt into the high-waisted shorts gives you that classic sailor look and the sense of achievement that comes with successfully mixing patterns. Pair with this classic Stella McCartney bag to keep all of your treasure tucked away.

Seersucker shorts with oversized shirt
1. & Other Stories Oversized Button Down Shirt, $89 | 2. Tibi Gingham Seersucker Shorts, $295 | 3. Chan Luu Gold-Plated Amazonite and Bead Necklace, $295 | 4. Victoria Beckham 49mm Cat Eye Sunglasses, $500 | 5. Azzedine Alaia Mini Triangle Cutout Leather Tote$2,977 | 6. Kate Spade New York Orson Heel$250

Who doesn’t love an oversized shirt? This simple one creates a clean, professional look that is offset by the whimsical fabric shorts. Pair with layered necklaces, neutral heels and a bag complete with cutouts to add a little more texture and visual interest, and top off with some big ol’ sunglasses.

Seersucker shorts with a coral top
1. Ming Wang Scoop Neck Knit Tank, $125 | 2. Tibi Gingham Seersucker Shorts, $295 | 3. Baublebar Cytherea Statement Necklace, $62 | 4. Chiara P Handbag, $34 | 5. Arfango Pump$184

When neutrals beg for pops of color, this outfit delivers. Instead of adding more neutrals, try a bright coral top and a two-toned blazer with matching shoes. Add more color by accessorizing with a chunky necklace and a fun-colored clutch.

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