Speaking of the nineties, if you grew up in this decade, chances are you’re familiar with the women’s shorts suit. Perhaps your mother wore one. Or maybe your aunt or neighbor. Shorts suits of yore usually included unflattering pleats and shoulder pads – neither of which we should revive (among other nineties trends that should stay buried in the past…see previous post). You remember what they looked like. The image of the nineties shorts suit is probably burned into your memory next to sweaters tied around the waist and slap bracelets. In case you’re experiencing a memory lapse or were too young to experience the nineties shorts suit in all its glory, please allow me to refresh your memory with this gem (yes, that’s Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman):
Luckily for us, the shorts suit has been updated in the most pleasant sort of way. Gone are the horrid pleats and generally awkward silhouettes of yesteryear, making this a spring look that is wearable and versatile for day or night.
(Images from style.com)
And it gets even better. Mixing and matching is perfectly acceptable, if not preferable. We all have a few pairs of shorts and some blazers in our wardrobes so, with a little creativity, there’s really no need to go out and buy new stuff. But then again, buying new stuff is fun, so here are a few pieces that you could easily mix and match for just about every occasion.