I L-O-V-E this little outfit. Found it while cruising the halls of fashionising.com. Keeping the ol' eye balls peeled for new spring trends, something to love, other than the already collected bouquets of floral prints, the cool Miami-Vice-On-Ice pastel cotton collections, and the de-rigeur vintage denims.
I've always loved this cool classic print, which takes me back to a hot summer of my youth: Woodland, California, 1979. A mere child then, but already crazy about my own brand of fashion. I met my soul mate that summer in a pair of Sasson brand seersucker pants that were baggy on the hips, tight on the ankles, and far, far away from farm-town/rodeo boot legs or backwater bell bottoms still populating the Main Street of Small-towns-ville. To my wide-eyed and tiny world vista, they reeked of oooh-la-la. I might as well be in Paris chomping on a baguette and wearing a beret, they seemed so big city chic. LOL. They were on the clearance rack and the salesclerk cut me a deal for $10 bucks. And since then, I've always been a sucker for the seersucker.
"I met my soul mate that summer in a pair of Sasson brand seersucker pants that were baggy on the hips, tight on the ankles, and far, far away from farm-town/rodeo boot legs or backwater bell bottoms still populating the Main Street of Small-towns-ville."
The model above is about as far removed from the preppy origins of seersucker, and that late '70's prime pair of Sasson pants as you can get, yet the look of the this Spring 2010 top is classic. I really like the quirky pairing of these A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E short-shorts with the sweet ruffles along the hem. Would I like to get a hold of a pair of these bloomer style bottoms? Abso-phucking-lutely. Soooooooo perfect for a languid summer. I'm even a bit crushed out on the thigh-high socks and the flat-flats. Very cooly casual, altogether something a grrl could feel comfortable traipsing about in the real world. Yes, m'am, I'll take the whole outfit, lock, stockings and barrel. Spring has sprung, and I'm sprung on this look.
Take a peek of the entire Organic by John Patrick collection here.
As for the original 1979 Sasson sample, I think they are best kept to memory. Here's a commercial of the era: