If It Suits You

By Jennifer Wells
In Feature, Style

Chic short suits rule the runway for summer.

 

The perfect combination of summertime-casual and polished sophistication, the short suit is no doubt this season’s answer to the question of “what to wear?” At Sass & Bide, the vibe was decidedly formal, as jackets with tons of structure and graphic piping met with modest shorts shown in summer-appropriate shades of cream and white. At Tory Burch, it was all about travel and ease of wear with comfortable, lightweight prints garnering much attention not only for their pleasing aesthetics, but also for their wearability. But the short suit we’d most like to pounce on was by Alice + Olivia, whose luxe leopard version would be just purr-fect for a night out on the town.

 

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Mix and Match

Fight the urge to always buy coordinates; the most fashion-forward take involves scoping out statement-making separates.

Chelsea Flower jacket available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124. Vince tank and Elizabeth and James shorts available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300. Christian Louboutin slingbacks available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

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Into the Blue

Pantone’s “it” colors this season include two shades of blue. Our pick is this amped-up version of the hue.

Rag & Bone blazer and shorts and Helmut Lang tank available at Nordstrom, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.884.4900. Adidas wedges available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.

 

Photo credit: Carmen Troesser

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