If you are after one Summer trend that’s work-appropriate, then short suits are for you. Formerly viewed as a mum-sy trend that best goes back to the 90s (although it always looked great with Julia in Pretty Woman) experienced a renaissance last year thanks to designers like Tibi, Versace, Saint Laurent and Off-White.
SS19 was more of a shift towards sport, not least thanks to the rise of cycling shorts, which you may be pleased to hear that it is not so present this season. For SS20 shorts with labels like Frankie Shop, Acne students and Gauchere give Bermuda a new note.
If you still like short shorts, don’t fret, there are still plenty of them. I particularly like Veronica Beard’s classic tailoring and Alexa Chung’s two-piece game inspired by Safari. There is no escaped leather in all its forms either, and Peter Do has a great vegan leather-brown ensemble.
The shades are a bit more subdued this season, with bold colors, the watered-down shades of green and pink give way to soft, and earthy shades in khaki, brown and beige.
Janelle Monae, Leonie Hanne and Kaia Gerber were among the many fashion influencers and celebrities who gave the trend its seal of approval during the fashion month. The nice thing about short suits is that they are not only perfect for work, but are literally suitable for every taste and mood.
Combine a light brown linen suit with a classic Gucci t-shirt and Tevas or your ugly sandal of your choice, for a fancier variation, try a satin suit with a minimal heeled sandal – influencer fave STAUD just got a great one. Or wear a floating floral blouse for an eccentric 70s spin a la Gucci.
Check out the main street for & high stories and Zara. However, if you have a bigger budget, you can’t go wrong with a bit of TIBI, ACNE or Max Mara.
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