January has finally drawn to a close, the days are getting ever so slightly longer and, at last, it feels as if spring might be on the horizon, which means we can start thinking about how to prep our wardrobes for the new season. If you are hoping to inject a hint of something fresh into your look, there is one versatile catwalk trend that we think you should consider for the season ahead: the short suit.
A more relaxed take on tailoring, the short suit has seen a resurgence on the catwalk for the past few seasons, popping up at numerous shows for spring/summer 2019 and emerging even more evidently for SS20. Now an undeniable trend for the upcoming season (prepare to see these all over Instagram), there are plenty of ways to make the co-ord work for you, whether it is for the office, off-duty or even dressed up for the evening.
Here we have selected some options for you to invest on.
The baggy Bermuda
Last season’s penchant for long Bermuda shorts continued and where the style was teamed with softly tailored blazers, which were worn bare underneath and styled with sandals or boots.
The seasonless short suit
Chanel, Ralph & Russo and Dior presented short and playful suits in printed iterations, which could instantly be taken through the seasons. Team with tights, boots and a knit during the winter or go barelegged with sandals and a T-shirt come spring.
At Brandon Maxwell, Max Mara and Sportmax, the short suit was presented with more of a traditional tailoring feel, fitted to the waist and paired with sharp shirts.
The leather style
A number of designers favoured the short suit in leather, but each took a different approach. Saint Laurent gave it the evening treatment, styling the shorts with tights and sequins, while at Salvatore Ferragamo, it was touches of brown leather for a daytime-appropriate look and Longchamp juxtaposed tough leather with feminine ruched sleeves.