When it’s as hot as this record-breaking summer has been, staying cool trumps high fashion. Tank tops, cutoffs, flip-flops…as long as you’re covered and it’s cool, they all become fair game. As we begin the slow slide toward back-to-school, however, you may begin finding yourself invited to events (orientations, meetings) where your look needs to be more pulled together despite the heat. For times like these, seersucker is your friend. A classic lightweight, summery fabric, seersucker looks chic even with a wrinkle or two. Wear it to the office or out to an amusement park. Whatever form–shorts, skirt, blazer–every seersucker piece will be as stylish next year as it is during this heatwave.
Cafe Capri in Seersucker, $80 (sale), jcrew.com
Seersucker Skirt, $25 (sale), landsendcanvas.com
Also a great choice for the first trimester thanks to its elasticized waistband.
Maternal America Scoop Neck Dress, $104, diapers.com
Attache Dress in Seersucker, $130 (sale), jcrew.com
Tipped Blazer in Seersucker, $89 (sale), boden.com