How to Wear Spring Shorts? With a Blouse and Blazer.

April 1st, 2010


When you break out your shorts for Spring, you have a sartorial choice.  You can go casual with a sweater and tee - or you can dress up your spring shorts for a surprisingly sophisticated look.  We’re huge fans of keeping your look polished, even when you’re wearing shorts - and here’s how.  Simply pair your spring shorts with basics that fall on the more formal side of the spectrum - such as a blazer and blouse pairing.  Look how the tailored blazer and the crisp blouse add a dash of panache to your casual shorts.  

The key to getting this look right?  Choose a blazer that’s similar in structure to your shorts.  Notice that the linen shorts fit a bit loose - as does the linen herringbone blazer.  And accessorize, accessorize, accessorize.  Heels befit the sophisticated blazer-shorts pairing.  The cherry on top?  A braided belt in a gorgeous shade of brown, tied on the waist.

1. Linen Herringbone Blazer | $27.80 at Love 21

2. Cotton Silk Popover Shirt | $59.50 at Martin + Osa

3. Pleat Shorts | $60 at Topshop

4. Double Braid Belt | $29.50 at American Eagle

5. Dream Suedette Pump | $25.80 at Forever 21

How would you wear your spring shorts?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits,Women

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cheng  |  April 1st, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I will go for that lit jacket. It is classic and the one I need for now

  • 2. sharry  |  April 1st, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Such a nice and comfortable package. I will try these ones on/

  • 3. Flora  |  April 2nd, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Very cute! I love the preppy-chi look – and that blazer is superb and so affordable!! Vraiment tres bien!!
    Flora xoxo

  • 4. Christine  |  April 3rd, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Seeing some teenaged model slouched into that sooo tired pigeon-toed pose, with a dim-bulb expression on her face, does NOT make me want to walk around the big city in platforms and short-shorts. I happen to have good legs but I just cringe when I see a lot of the clothes this season. I guess if you’re a professional woman who doesn’t plan on drooping around like some millionaire waif you’re on your own.

    Fashion has really lost its way.

  • 5. Marine  |  April 12th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I certaintly like the idea of pairing shorts with a blazer. I for one have tried it. Although I wasn’t to crazy about it at first. I felt it made me look too square. I went on this website called and bought a body shaper called Katie and it definately eliminated the whole square look. I can definately say I feel more confident walking in my shorts and blazer.

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