The short suit is a great way to polish up the look of plain old tailored shorts. The typical short suit is made up of shorts and a matching blazer or jacket of some sort. Though it is common for the blazer and shorts to match each other, it’s not always required. Designers like Carven, Jull Stuart, Cacharel and Armani all showed leg baring short suits at their spring runway shows. Some designers preferred suits with complementing but contrasting colors. While others chose matching colors or patterns for both pieces.  This look is fresh, sexy, chic and sophisticated, which is way it is on trend to be a spring fashion hit.

For a casual look opt for a short suit in a soft, thin fabric like cotton or linen. Since the cut of the suit is a little formal the lighter fabric will add movement, helping the outfit look more casual, making it perfect for an afternoon lunch. If you want to rock this trend at work, make sure your pieces are well tailored and fit modestly. We suggest monochromatic or solid colors for work, since you’re wearing shorts you’ll want to keep the look as polished and professional as possible. As far as foot wear is concerned you could opt for heels or flat, just be sure that the shoes aren’t too high, if they are you may inadvertently look a little trashy.

Try The Trend Tips

We highly recommend rocking a short suit this coming spring and to help you master the trend, here are some important tips.

Try a short suit that has a bold print, since head to toe print is in this year. You could opt for a paisley, floral, geometric or animal print.

Always try on both pieces, so often ladies find a suit and try on the pants without trying on the blazer or jacket. Sometimes you may have to mix and match sizes to make sure the suit fits perfectly on the bottom as well as the top.