Game, Set, Match: Matching Shortie Sets for Summer
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.
- Suits & Co-Ords @Topshop
- Workwear Suits & Blazers @ASOS
- Juniors Suits @Macy’s
- Trend: Short Suits @Polyvore
- The Suit Shop @Express
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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!
Liza, Editorial Director