{Outfit Inspiration} Madras & Pinstripes

There is no denying the power of Madras. It practically screams Preppy Summer! Or rather,

Preppy Summer!

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And no one does Madras better than J.Crew.


Summer is a very long season around here, so I wear this dress as often as possible. Not only is it a fun pattern, but it’s chock full of colors. I have worn this dress with every color cardi imaginable, but today I’m mixing it up by tying a pink and white pinstripe shirt over the top. It’s subtle, but I love the mix of patterns.


To tone down the prep, I added some extra bling with a chunky necklace and bangles, and kept my shoes a little dressier.

Picnik collage

I wouldn’t hose down my house with the pattern, but having a few touches of Madras at home and in my closet, certainly adds some classic, preppy fun!


What are your thoughts on Madras? Do you have a pattern you reserve just for Summer? Happy weekend, loves! My son leaves for another full week of Summer Camp, so I’ll be busting out the paintbrush to alleviate my anxiety!

{Outfit: Dress, J.Crew; Shirt, J.Crew; Necklace, F21; Bangles, Old Navy & J.Crew; Gold shoes, J.Crew}

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