The shorts suit trend popped up on the spring runways last year, and it's still going strong. We recently spotted Olivia Palermo at a red carpet event sporting a creamy white shorts and blazer set, and we couldn't help but think it was the perfect summer combination of cool (literally) and professional.
They're the perfect combination of cool (literally) and professional.
The key to this trend is making sure your shorts are at an appropriate length (we like to use the 'no shorter than fingertip length' rule back from our school dress code days). Another helpful hint? The more opulent your pieces (think embellished or textured designs in nice fabrics like silk), the easier time you'll have getting away with wearing a pair of shorts in the office.
Click through the gallery to see the shorts suit on the runways, celebrities, bloggers, and, most importantly - how you can wear the trend yourself!