I am singlehandedly (I think) trying to bring back madras this summer.
Remember when this kind of crazy mixed patchwork madras thing was SO BIG about 4 years ago and it was annoyingly everywhere and all the Aberzombies were wearing it? No, I wasnâ€™t one of those prepsters. But despite the overexposure, I have held a certain affection for this look ever since.
Iâ€™ll admit that it was an APC collection (they rarely do anything wrong, in my opinion) from way back when that actually convinced me of patchwork madrasâ€™ awesomeness. Itâ€™s so innately fun and colorful and needs little else than solid pieces for it to look amazing and standout.
Paired with a conservative 50s-ish cardigan and boat shoes (the ultimate preppy summer shoe, I think), It gives off a vintagey look that I absolutely love. Perfect for summer (or even spring, if youâ€™re in California).
(I also had to do so many jumping shots to get a good one that I actually hurt my right knee, which was already kind of injured from a kneeling incident of all things. Iâ€™m getting old. Good thing I already dress vintage-like.)