Pant suits have been around forever. Now, shorts suits, their friendly counterpart, are knocking at our door and we have to say, we hope they stay for quite a while. Something about combining the same exact print or material on the top and bottom is so appealing to us. Yes, we love a great pant suit, but now being able to don the whole matchy-match suit in the form of shorts on the bottom, instead of pants, is stellar. It gives us the opportunity to show off our toned legs with a pair of our favorite stilettos, platforms, booties, or even sneakers (if they’re iconic Lanvin sneaks or Isabel Marant wedge sneakers).
So let’s cut to the chase, shall we? Below we’ve scouted for celebrities, fashion magazine editors, and fashion bloggers who wear the shorts suit best for the fall season. We’ve got Joanna Hillman wearing a striped black and white shorts suit w/red and white polka dot Miu Miu sandal platforms at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013. Next, Nicole Scherzinger in a black and white textured or tweed-like shorts suit, featuring a white peter pan collar, black tights, booties, and cat-eye sunglasses. Love her sleek pony tail with this cute ensemble! Ashley Madekwe dons a metallic, tuxedo-style shorts suit with a plunging neckline to the Nylon TV Launch Party.
Ella Catliff, fashion blogger of La Petite Anglaise, shows how to wear a mint green, Jaeger London tweed shorts suit during the fall season by pairing with black tights, Mulberry tote, and Topshop booties. Super stylish! Another fabulous trendsetter and fashion blogger – Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast – shows how to winterize an ACNE chambray shorts suit by pairing a leather Topshop top, black slingback PS1 purse, and black Celine sunglasses with it.
Solange Knowles is straight out of a 1980’s bond movie in a pink Twenty8Twelve shorts suit at the premiere of “Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story Of 007”. Oh, guess the whole Bond Girl makes sense then! And lastly, Kim Kardashian clearly getting an overdose of Kanye West’s fashion sense, sports a textured, peplum shorts suit (or skort suit actually…there’s a skirt in the back) with KW-style, futuristic sunglasses.
What do you think of the shorts suit trend? Here to stay? Are you going to step out this fall/winter sporting matching shorts and jacket? Or, leave it for the celebs and fashion trendsetters??? Tell us in the comments section below and make sure to post a pic on our facebook page if you leave the confines of your house in this amazing trend!
SHOP SOLANGE’S SHORTS (same): Twenty8Twelve Felicity Boucle Shorts
SHOP SHORTS SUITS: Celebrity Outfits Fall 2012