August 20th, 2008
How do you manage to look sophisticated in shorts? Pair them with a blazer for instant chic. Here’s how to do it:
Mix and match fabrics for the jacket and shorts. What makes this combination so chic is the seemingly effortless pairing of the blazer and shorts. It’s not a shorts suit–so pick a jacket and shorts in different fabrics and colors. A couple of easy color combinations? Navy and grey (as pictured), and khaki and white.
Wear a button down shirt. Maintain the somewhat formal feel of the outfit by wearing a button down shirt instead of a tee. The shirt need not be perfectly pressed to be sophisticated; in fact, the casual feel of the blazer and shorts combo calls for a shirt that’s ever so slightly wrinkled.
Slip on a pair of closed toe shoes. After all, you are wearing a blazer. Now’s not the time for flip flops.
Would you wear a blazer and shorts together? Share your style with us in the comments!