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NYFW 2013 Spring Trends to Try: Short Suits

The spring runways at New York Fashion Week saw shorts much different from the distressed denim and Bermuda styles of seasons past. Impeccably tailored short suits were being shown from A to Z—that's Alice + Olivia to Zadig & Voltaire. There was a cream-and-blue striped suit at Dolce & Gabbana, a monochromatic version at Elizabeth and James, mismatched suits that still managed to look perfectly natural at J. Crew, a bohemian rust-and-orange number at Rachel Zoe, and whimsically printed florals at Tucker (to name a few). Try the trend for yourself with one of these pretty short suits!
ASOS Shorts & Blazer in Crochet Lace
Shoshanna Gina Shorts & River Island Blazer
Niche Belted Shorts & Jacket with Flower Embroidery
Z-Spoke Jacquard Short & Banana Republic Sleeveless Blazer
ASOS Premium Shorts & Oversized Blazer in Crepe
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ASOS Shorts & Blazer in Crochet Lace

Delicate crochet lace makes this short suit a trendy favorite. Wear them together with a white silk tank and sandals for a monochrome look, or have fun adding pops of color with different tops. The high-waisted crochet shorts can be your summer version of a white jean—dress them up and down with everything from chambray shirts to graphic tees.


ASOS Shorts in Crochet Lace
Brand: ASOS
Price: $58.19
Store: ASOS


ASOS Blazer in Crochet Lace
Brand: ASOS
Price: $91.44
Store: ASOS

Shoshanna Gina Shorts & River Island Blazer

Make your own short suit with a fun pair of patterned shorts and matching blazer. These playful red-and-white shorts are easily dressed up with a crisp blazer. You can mix patterns, or opt for a classic white blazer—a new wardrobe staple and spring must-have. This one will look great on top of patterns or pop on vivid solids. Bonus: It's under $100.


Shoshanna Gina Tab Waist Short
Brand: Shoshanna
Price: $295.00
Store: Piperlime


River Island Blazer With Clean Collar
Brand: River Island
Price: $74.81
Store: ASOS

Niche Belted Shorts & Jacket with Flower Embroidery

Don't let the words "flower embroidery" deter you from buying this dainty duo. This whimsical navy short suit is as artistic as it is cute. With a paper bag waist and flared shape, these high-waisted shorts are perfect for spring. The double-breasted jacket with scalloped lapels makes it look more high-end. Wear it to brunch on a warm summer morning or pair the jacket with white jeans for everyday wear.


Niche Belted Shorts with Flower Embroidery
Brand: Nishe
Price: $91.44
Store: ASOS


Niche Jacket with Floral Embroidery
Brand: Niche
Price: $182.88 $146.30
Store: ASOS

Z-Spoke Jacquard Short & Banana Republic Sleeveless Blazer

These polka dot jacquard shorts will lend themselves well to multiple short suit combos. Pair them with a black blazer for a chic work outfit, a hot pink blazer for a more fashionable look, or a sleeveless white blazer for a cool summer outing. And the sleeveless blazer is just as versatile. Throw it over a bright, solid-color blouse for an instant makeshift contrasting-sleeves top.


Z Spoke by Zac Posen Polka Dot Jacquard Short
Brand: Z-Spoke by Zac Posen
Price: $325.00
Store: Piperlime


Banana Republic Sleeveless Linen Blazer
Brand: Banana Republic
Price: $98.00
Store: Banana Republic

ASOS Premium Shorts & Oversized Blazer in Crepe

An oversized blazer and a pair of longer shorts make for a trendy, yet work appropriate, suit. The soft blush color will work with a black or white blouse for a simple look or with a geometric patterned top if you want to take it a step further. Add a skinny belt and pumps to finish the outfit. The open front blazer will also work with a pleated skirt or dressed down with a pair of jeans.


ASOS Premium Shorts in Crepe
Brand: ASOS Premium
Price: $49.88
Store: ASOS


ASOS Premium Oversized Blazer in Crepe
Brand: ASOS Premium
Price: $99.75
Store: ASOS


 

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