Fashion

How To: Short Suits

Written by Garden City Personal Stylist, Peta Preston.

We’ve been committed to the pant suit look all winter and now the temperatures are rising we are seeing a tailored twist emerge for spring/summer.  Short Suits – oversized blazers paired with coordinating loose-fit tailored shorts are this summer’s power suit.

Tailoring is one of the key trends for SS19 and as the weather is warming up, it makes sense the newest way to wear the trend is to swap out the pant for a short.

If a blazer and matching short feels a little out-there at first, the combination is unexpectedly practical.  It’s a full outfit combination but doesn’t sacrifice comfort, and the blazer works as built-in temperature control.  Take it off when the Perth sun starts to shine and just wear a camisole or tee underneath!  Throw it on again when you find yourself in overly chilly restaurants or shops.

Style with a cute strappy sandal, mid heel suede mule, coloured pump or chunky sneaker for the ultimate mix of business and pleasure.

Where to find my favourites at Garden City:

PORTMANS 
Race Me shorts ($69.95) and Members Only blazer ($99.95)

ZARA 
Shiny Bermudas shorts ($49.95) and blazer.

CUE
Gold Stripe shorts ($235) and Gold Stripe wrap top ($260)

BARDOT 
New York shorts ($99.99) and New York blazer ($169.99)

FOREVER NEW 
Laila City suit short ($79.99) and Laila City suit blazer ($129.99)

WITCHERY
Limited Edition Redzel short ($129.95) and Stardust blazer (199.95)

COUNTRY ROAD
Check short ($199) and Linen Pocket blazer ($299)


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