The best short suits to power walk your way through summer

If you’re after a summer trend that’s work-appropriate, then short suits are for you. Once considered a mum-sy trend best left to the 90s (although it did always look great on Julia in Pretty Woman), it started having a bit of a renaissance last season, thanks to designers such as Tibi, Versace, Saint Laurent and Off-White.

For SS18, it was all about bermuda shorts and linen pieces in earthy tones. Whilst these are still going strong for SS19, we’re seeing more of a shift towards athleisure, thanks in no small part to the – highly debatable – rise of the cycling short.

Colour-enthusiasts will also love the plethora of pastel hues and neon shades pervading the high street. Look to & Other Stories, Zara and Mango.

Over on the cobbles, Janelle Monae, Pernille Teisbaek and Tiffany Hsu were amongst the many fashion influencers and celebrities that gave the trend their seal of approval during fashion month.

The beauty of short suits is that they’re not only perfect for work, there is literally a style to suit every taste and mood.

For a dressed-down take on a classic, team a tan linen suit with Tevas or your ugly sandal of choice, for a fancier take, try a satin suit with a minimal heeled sandal – influencer-fave Pixie Market has a great one right now. Or, go with a floaty floral blouse for an eccentric 70s spin a la Gucci.

For the high street, look to Topshop and M&S, but if you’ve got a bigger budget, then you can’t go wrong with a bit of Joseph, Stella McCartney or Acne.

Shop my edit of the best short suits below.

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