Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Trendspotting: Shorts Suits

Both the Couture and Ready to Wear collections for Spring contained this shorts and blazer combo ~ what do you think, darlings?
Runway photos via style.com except where noted.
Andrew Gn
Blugirl, via nymag.com
Chanel Couture
Charlotte Ronson; this and next two via nymag.com
Cynthia Steffe
DKNY pre-fall
Elie Tahari
Givenchy Couture
Hermés
House of Holland, via nymag.com
Hussein Chalayan
Karl Lagerfeld
Louis Vuitton
Valentino
Would you wear this trend, darlings?
xoxox,
CC

71 comments:

Inspiration in Italy said...

This is so fun for Spring! :)

xxx
Rachel

Sher said...

The longer cuffed shorts in beige is totally me ;) Yep I would do that suit.

inspiration exists said...

Love short suits, because are appropriate for work (of course not for too formal business meetings) as well as for leisure time. Combining two major items for the spring - the shorts and the blazer, suits are sexy and comfortable.
That safari inspired Elie Tahari suit is perfect for almost any occasion.

janettaylor said...

CHANEL! :-)



themaddychronicles said...

I love this look on the runway, but not sure I'd be able to pull this off at the workplace ;o)

Martwa Marta said...

i'm looking forward spring! and love the combination of shorts plus blazer - it makes the outfit more casual.

Laura Trevey said...

I would definitely wear the Louis Vuitton at the bottom... just stunning!

stilettolover91 said...

Fab looks!!! The last one is definitely my favorite!! She looks HOT!!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

The Style Revolution said...

Great Post Carrie. I love Short Suits. About 16 years ago (hiding) bebe used to make the most Stunning Short Suits. Im so glad to see these.

daisychain said...

I quite fancy giving this look a go!

Erika said...

Yayay! I am OBSESSED with tailored shorts, so I'm loving the short suit trend. I believe that Elie Tahari and Charlotte Ronson are my favorites - so fabulous!! :)

Claire said...

Some, um, inventive shorts suits there! Loving the kooky Chanel getup ^-^. Chalayn is a bit freaky, but then again what would one expect...

Claire
slightlynoodles.blogspot

Belle Vie said...

I love this post! The black Karl L. suit is for me ~
xoxo,
B

MANNEQUIN said...

The Elie Tahari combo is so chic...really like it

Inés said...

y love this post,i like all

Jen said...

i never thought i'd like suits that incorporate shorts, but i'm loving it after seeing a few of these looks :)
it's such a fun yet classy look.

WendyB said...

Shorts just don't appeal to me...but maybe I should try a pair on and let it change my mind!

Jacqueline said...

This is such a cute look for spring. I love it. People take you more seriously than when you are wearing denim cut-offs. xo

www.FashionSnag.com

juicy j said...

i just love suit jackets.
every single one of those are ahhmazing.
xooxxxoo.

Marta Represa said...

Aww you've chosen all the best! I need a shorts suit asap.
xx

nookie said...

so fun,I should get one

BARGAIN BEX said...

i would TOTALLY wear this look for the warmer months to come - such a fun little take on a classic!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

love, love, love shorts! those valentino ones are just gorgeous! xo

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

The Elie Tahari ensemble is super chic, LOVE it!

Make Do Style said...

Love it! It is such a winner - now al I need is this season new slouchy shorts xx

stylespotterfashionblogger said...

I love the Chanel look. Not so keen on the Louis Vuitton.
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lisa said...

Yes, yes, and yes! I don't feel like dropping serious money on a matching shorts suit, though, so I'd probably try to re-create the look with the pseudo-suit pairing of tailored shorts and a blazer.

freeteyme said...

Always wanted to wear shorts suits at work but it is against our dress code =( These all look great!

Grace said...

Great spring look.

Love Grace.

lorenabr said...

Chanel rocks:)

Style Redux 2 said...

Love this look-can't wait for spring.

Lady Kate said...

Love your blog! So happy I found it! Unbelievable.

Kristin said...

Do I spy ruffles? OMG, that is spectacular!

Sam said...

ooooh! i lovvvvee the ones that put tights and fishnets under them(:

HiFashion said...

These are cute. I'll definitely be sporting these in the Spring, for work. Love the Charlotte Ronson one.

Lady Thirty said...

love it!
this is something for me :)

xoxo

Ashley said...

I really love this look, it seems so easy to throw on and look fab! And the Chanel one is just perfection!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Aly said...

Love it all Carrie. They look fun for our spring season coming :)

tape_queen said...

Loving the DKNY pre-fall look, esp. paired with those nude pumps! Love love love! I need to purchase some nude pumps, stat. :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Love, love, love shorts and blazer. Have been wearing the combination all last summer and will be (hopefully) soon again. Great inspirations in your post!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oooh...Lois Vuiton,yes,yes,yes!!!

Great post,dear Carrie!-)*

Averill said...

These are all darling, CC -- one question though, where do you wear them? These definitely wouldn't pass muster at my work!

Shop T.O. Live said...

I've only recently discovered my love of shorts. Can't wait for spring.

ShopTOLive.ca

Style Redux said...

These short suits are quite cute. I love the Charlotte Ronson blue suit, the color really pops.

Grace said...

Oh, like in Bermuda!! I like the Charlotte Ronson and DKNY.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I don't know why I've been so in the dark about these short suits. They're super cute. :) I wonder if a lot of work places would let you wear these though...my former company used to be SUPER strict about shorts.

I hope you're having a fabulous week! xoxo

Stella M. Alonso said...

Me encantan, pero no se si los usaria, sobre todo los más cortos.

Hunters Glory said...

lovin the legs!

;)

Sandy said...

Hey CC ... I love this look! Of course the company I work for is going more conservative so who knwo whether they'd be appropriate for work ... but I love them anyway. I think they can be as classy as any skirt suit, depending on what you wear with it.
Hope you're having a great week!

Lillian Chang said...

Wow, some great looks!! Never thought of short suits, but it's so sexy!!

S.Elisabeth said...

Gorgeous suits, wish i had an excuse to buy one!

Christen said...

I love this... I just wish I could wear it to work!

tris1978ton said...

I hope the shorts trend is in for the long haul!

trishie said...

i'm loving shorts this summer, esp the tailored ones...

♥ Cara Mia ♥ said...

i like it.....very ally mcbeal :)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Love that baggy brown striped one and the sharp black one too! Looks like gorgeous fun!

xo Mary Jo

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

i really enjoy looking at your compilations. not so good for restless hearts and empty wallets, though. lol.

Elizabeth Marie said...

I would totally rock this! Love it!

MizzJ said...

This is such a cool look! Great for summer, but I think you would have to be working in a somewhat relaxed office to get away with this one.

Terence Sambo said...

Haute!!!!!!!! I live for the fores green double b short suit with victorian puffs :o]

DISTRIKMODE said...

Ohhhhhh ensemble numero 7.... that's pure love right there!!! Can't stop taking my eyes of it.... Everything about it screams perfection -- the silhouette, the color combo..... now i can't wait to rock shorts again!!!

Farrah
WWW.DISTRIKMODE.COM

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Love the girly Valentino suit! Would have been perfect in a sharp, summery color (grey is so not my color right now... However with a tan... Much better!!)

Schnappy said...

oh, very elegant, cool!

nuheila said...

Lovely post!I dont have a shorts suit but i m going to wear the shorts with the balzer when it comes more warm.


Nuheila

Simply Luxurious said...

I am realizing I LOVE Elie Tahari. Where have I been??? Love her suit. And Valentino's - lovely.
I wish I could wear this to work. Unfortunately, it may be too much skin for my administrator to feel comfortable with, but it doesn't mean I can't keep it in the back of my mind! =)

Couture said...

Charlotte Ronson's creation is the most wearable of all.

Judith
http://couture-and-beauty.blogspot.com/

chaoskontrolowany said...

Love it!

xoxo M.

Belle de Ville said...

Great post Carrie. I adore shorts suits and used to wear them 20 years ago.

Dania Padron said...

Love the blue Charlotte Ronson suit. It's very "Serena van der Woodsen".

rossovelvet said...

Fantastic !
Plus I only live in short skirts and shirts so this is the perfect way to be the classiest one even in (very) short !

Akanksha said...

Amazing ! I love short skirt. The short skirt looks smart specially on tall people. I have good stuff in it...
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