5.16.2012

Workwear Wednesday: Shorts Suits


 Jenni Kayne, Rebecca Minkoff, Proenza Schouler, Jo-No Fui, Felipe Oliveira Baptsta

It's time for another Workwear Wednesday post, and this week I'm keeping it short;) The shorts suit trend was shown on countless runways and has been worn on the streets by some of the most fashion forward celebs and bloggers around. One disclaimer though, this look isn't for every office. Don't dare sporting any shorts above the knee unless you work in fashion or an equally creative and liberal field.


Kourtney Kardashian, Glamour.com gal, Layla of Chic Chef, Chiara of The Blonde Salad, Kate Ciepluch of Shopbop

Kourtney Kardashian and Layla of Chic Chef are wearing two of the most corporate worthy versions of the trend - keeping suit lines tailored, carrying structured totes, and topping off their looks with button up blouses. For a casual Friday kind of feel I adore the chambray suit rocked by a nameless beauty on Glamour.com and the flair of a fedora shown on Kate Ciepluch of Shopbop. Finally, if you have to get glammed up to work a door of a party or such,  a metallic ensemble (see Chiara of The Blonde Salad) allows you to fit in at the event while still maintaining a "don't f**k with me" attitude.  If you dare to bare - your legs that is - see below for some of my favorite shorts suits available online. 



Runway images: Style Wear, Fab Sugar, Style.comReal Way images:  Glamour, Chic Chef, The Blonde Salad, Harper's BazaarYour Way images: Asos, Net-a-Porter, Shopbop

51 comments:

  1. Love your blog. I am your newest follower! Would love for you to follow me back :) Take care!

    Brandi

    http://flairbybrandi.blogspot.com

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  2. I love shorts+blazer!The pictures are awesome!Love the one in jeans, its gourgeous!
    Kisses.

    http://blogdavicm.blogspot.com.br/

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  3. I love this short suit trend, I still have not tried it though. I love the way Kourtney wears hers!

    Little Petite

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  4. love to wear shorts, a lot actually :).

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  5. Very chic! Seems the key is to keep the shorts matching the blazer for a more polished look! Great images and advice girl!
    xo
    tiffanyleighinteriordesign.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the short and suit trend!! great post!!!

    www.forwardvintage.blogspot.com

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  7. I love that shorts are back on the runways this season- both in workwear and in everyday wear. I just adore the shorts with a blazer for work number. So chic!

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  8. I am a big fan of the shorts suit...when I worked in a corporate setting, I wished I had the confidence to wear one, and now that I have the confidence, I don't work in a corporate setting...haha. Also a great evening look though :) Gorgeous selection...thank you!
    @Cathy_Showan
    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  9. I like the Realway :)
    xx gii
    http://futurefashionindependent.blogspot.pt/

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  10. great post. thanks for sharing the inspirations.
    i'm loving the shorts suit!
    xxxxo
    ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  11. Adore short suits! I don't have an office to wear them to, but that doesn't mean I can't sport 'em, right?! :)
    x
    www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi, great pics! Love the outfits, lots of great inspiration there! Following you! Would love it if you followed back :)

    www.fashionmavenmommy.com

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  13. oohhh i like this series.

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  14. Lovely post!!! I love suits with shorts, but I agree with you: you have to work in fashion to bring them to the office! Too bad!
    Thanks for following me - I follow you back!!!

    http://fashionatint.blogspot.com

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  15. I'm lusting after a shorts suit. Too bad my profession doesn't get to dress up :/ Love your blog. I'm following you now.

    Chris :)
    myfashiontrendencies.blogspot.com

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  16. You have such a great sense of style! Love your blog. :)

    -Shelly

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  17. I think this is SUCH a fun trend! Don't know if I can pull it off, but it is super cute.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  18. love it!!

    xx

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  19. Loving this trend!Would soon try my hands on it!Would really appreciate if we follow each other via GFC & Bloglovin or maybe both! Do let me know!
    Keep Smiling:D
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  20. Great pics! Very chic!
    Follow me via GFC and let me know,then I'll follow you back immediately!

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  21. i love this trend report.
    am a new follower : )

    www.blanc-out.blogspot.com

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  22. That is suchhh a good post! Really inspirational :)

    http://blaiseruby.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. great post, so inspirational :)
    i'm your new follower, follow me back if you love to, thank you :)

    xx
    http://earlithaolivia.blogspot.com/

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  24. I love the blazers they are gorgeous! And such an amazing collection of looks xo
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  25. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  26. Adore this look for the warm summer months. Pretty shorts and a blazer are such a pretty style!

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  27. Love this way to wear shorts, especially in pastel colors!
    very elegant and sexy!
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  28. These are just the cutest! LOOOOVE the Jenni Kayne one you picked out!! xoxo Elizabeth

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  29. i would prefer realway and runway.

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  30. I adorrrre this look, but for outside of the office. If I came into work wearing shorts I'd definitely be sent home! Happy almost weekend!

    ~Amberly
    ambsgoodlife.blogspot.com

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  31. I'm so in love with the short suit trend lately, I feel like it can be dressed up or down. I especially love what Layla of Chic Chef is wearing! Great Post.

    www.akeenesenseofstyle.com

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  32. although the shorts for work look is insanely polished with a blazer & all that, i can't get over that whole "never wear shorts to work" thing i've always grown up knowing. i work at a place where we dress casually all the time (literally jeans, leggings, etc.) but still feel weird whenever a shorts outfit idea pops into my head haha. however, outside of work i'm all about this :DD
    awesome post!
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.blogspot.com

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  33. Hola! mi nombre es Laura blanco y este es mi blog de moda: mamaartita.blogspot.com
    Espero que te guste y estemos en contacto. Desde hoy te sigo!! Un saludo L+

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  34. i love it, probably i will decided to used it ajaj
    cool!

    kisses ;)

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  35. You are so gorgeous. Love your style and blog so much and followed you. Please follow us Blogger and Twitter...

    ♥Love from Antalya♥

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  36. I just happened across your blog and love it! Count me as your newest follower. I really do like this trend, thanks for helping make it appear more wearable! Runways can be a bit difficult to interpret at times.

    Cheers, Elizabeth
    cornerapartment.blogspot.com

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  37. Love this post- especially since I just posted myself wearing this! So funny! You have great taste :)

    xo,
    Shermineh

    www.postgradchic.blogspot.com

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  38. I love the dressy shorts look! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Steeplechase post. I hope you'll join in on the Summer Fashion Link Up I'm hosting.
    www.winetastegirl.com

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  39. Obsessed with working woman shorts! Bring it on, summer!!

    Loving your blog, girl! Definitely following. I'd love if you'd take a peek at mine, lemme know what you think, follow back if the spirit moves you!

    xoxo
    Remy
    www.mydailythreads.blogspot.com

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  40. love the matching shorts + blazer combo. Definitely something I'd be keen to try! thanks for sharing :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  41. this is a great post! we all need to learn how to transform runaway trends into our own style ;)

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  42. I absolutely adore your blog! One of my new favorites without a doubt!

    Come check out mine :)

    Your newest follower,

    Emily
    www.justbecauseyoucantseeit.com

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  43. Love this post- gorgeous outfits!!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC? :)

    tiffiemonster
    http://tiffiemonster.blogspot.ca/

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  44. Thanks for this post!! So nice!!!
    I follow you, I hope you like to follow each other!!

    http://godsavethepink.blogspot.it

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  45. great job with this post. i love this trend.

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  46. Lovely post! All the outfits are really beautiful!

    xxx
    http://bygthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  47. I love the short suit but am still looking for the perfect one! Thanks for stopping by our blog:)

    Molly and MacKenzie
    www.ruffledromance.bogspot.com

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  48. love all of the different suit inspiration! especially the blond salad photo and the robert rodriguez! defintiely will be on the lookout for a suit of my own : )

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  49. Beautiful blog! Would you like to follow each other? :) http://ladeadellapparenza.blogspot.it

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  50. What a great post! Such inspiration! Thanks for this!!

    x Aliya
    www.hillsidestory.net
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