Sucker for Seersucker

Seersucker fabric is light and cool.  I have always loved these suits, which are traditionally light blue with a white stripe.  However, I chose a yellow and white stripe, which is a bit different from what I am used to seeing.  Summer is coming to an end, so I thought I would wear one of my favorites before I store it away for the fall and winter.

Although I am wearing a striped suit, I chose a silk scarf to add more color to the outfit.  Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and stripes. Just don’t overdo it.  Have you ever seen a man wearing a windowpane suit, polka dot tie, striped shirt and busy pocket square?  Well, I have, and it is not a pretty sight.  My personal rule is to wear no more than two (three is the absolute rare maximum) patterns in any outfit.

You might remember this jacket from “A Beautiful Sunset,” which was a June blog post.  I wore this jacket with flare jeans and wedges for dinner.

Suit (J.Crew), shoes (Anne Klein II), tee and silk scarf (Banana Republic), handbag (vintage), sunglasses (Burberry)

These are the old school Anne Klein heels that I am saying “Goodbye” to this fall.


I love jackets with a little something extra, whether it’s the functional buttons on the sleeves, the functional breast pocket or the double vents.  This jacket has double vents, which are not often designed into women’s suits.

Well, it’s a beautiful day!  I have to see what I can get into.  Until next time…have a great week!


Shayla Jay

Shayla Jay


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  1. DJ

    Great outfit! Thanks for the info. on the pattern mix. Since I am from the old school it’s hard for me to get used to the pattern mix, but you mixed your outfit beautifully!

    • shaylajay

      Thanks DJ. I love mixing patterns, but you have to be careful when doing so. The outfit can end up all wrong.

  2. Minnette

    Shayla, you look great in every outfit. I love that suit!

    • shaylajay

      Thanks Minnette! I love that suit also.

  3. DJ

    I must compliment you on your hair, it is beautiful!

    • shaylajay

      Thank you, considering the fact that most photo shoots take place while the wind is blowing. I try to keep it in place.

  4. Angela Miles

    Looking great Shayla and doing a fantastic job with the blog! I love it..

    • admin

      Thank you!

  5. Marina

    You have really interesting blog, keep up posting such informative posts!