The Trend Report: The Shorts Suit

Trend Report: Shorts Suit
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The Trend Report: The Shorts Suit
Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 2013
Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 2013
Olivia Palermo attended a Rochas event in Paris, and instead of choosing a traditional red carpet gown, opted for an opulent white shorts suit that was just as glam. 
Tory Burch Spring/Summer 2013
Miranda Kerr stepped out for an awards show in a printed Helmut Lang blazer and shorts set. 
Christine of My Style Pill dressed up a pair of printed summer shorts with a crisp navy blazer. 
It's summertime, and the weather is hot hot hot. If you're bold enough, we have the solution to your office wardrobe woes right here.

The shorts suit trend popped up on the spring runways last year, and it's still going strong. We recently spotted Olivia Palermo at a red carpet event sporting a creamy white shorts and blazer set, and we couldn't help but think it was the perfect summer combination of cool (literally) and professional.

They're the perfect combination of cool (literally) and professional.

The key to this trend is making sure your shorts are at an appropriate length (we like to use the 'no shorter than fingertip length' rule back from our school dress code days). Another helpful hint? The more opulent your pieces (think embellished or textured designs in nice fabrics like silk), the easier time you'll have getting away with wearing a pair of shorts in the office.

Click through the gallery to see the shorts suit on the runways, celebrities, bloggers, and, most importantly - how you can wear the trend yourself!

Chic Shorts Options For Summer

Chic Shorts Options For Summer
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