Business Meets Pleasure: Summer 2013’s Shorts Suit

Game, Set, Match: Matching Shortie Sets for Summer

The key to subtle sophistication and keeping your cool? The summer shortie suit, of course. Image Credit

The key to subtle sophistication and keeping your cool? The summer shortie suit, of course. Image Credit

From runway to real way, there’s definitely something to be said for matching separates. Strategic blazer + trouser pairings are an instant, effortless way to appear polished and put-together in five seconds flat. Summer, however, requires an updated approach to suited sophistication: shorts! 

Though it may seem a bit counter-intuitive, the inherent contradiction in a “shorts suit” is part of this trend’s appeal, and actually what maximizes its potential for wearability. When worn together, for example, matching separates that include some variation on the shorts + top + jacket combo–aka the summer suit–function as a modern, office-friendly option. When you’re off-duty, however, styled separates can be jazzed up with a fierce heel, printed bag, and an arm-full of accessories for an ultra stylish and trendy nighttime look. Love a look that does double duty.

Need a shorts suit fix? Here are a few of my faves! Click through for a few buyable options and continue your trend research with the mega-list of resources that follow.

Buyable:

Stylish by day, sexy by night. Image via Pinterest.

Stylish by day, sexy by night. Image via Pinterest.

  1. Suits & Co-Ords @Topshop
  2. Workwear Suits & Blazers @ASOS
  3. Juniors Suits @Macy’s
  4. Trend: Short Suits @Polyvore
  5. The Suit Shop @Express

…For Further Inspiration:

Babe alert! Poppy Delevigne rocks an ultra-abbreviated shorts suit by Chanel. Image via Pinterest.

Babe alert! Poppy Delevigne rocks an ultra-abbreviated shorts suit by Chanel. Image via Pinterest.

Shop A Spring Must-Have: The Shorts Suit @Harper’s Bazaar

Master Matching @MTV

Mile High Style: How To Wear Shorts Suits @Denver Post

Matchy-Matchy Is In: Spring’s Printed Shorts Sets @SHEfinds

How To Look Cute With Short Suits @Trend Vogue

Runway Translation: The Spring Shorts Suit @Runway Translator

Trendy Shorts Suits @NY Post

Girl, You Need A Shorts Suit @Glamour

What’s your take on the summer suit? Is this a trend you’d rock by day or night? Any favorite pieces or styling advice? Sound off in the comments below! 

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director

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