There's nothing like slipping on a polished, tailored suit to make you feel like you're wearing armor. And if you think about it, they share a great deal of the same qualities, in that it creates a feeling of invincibility, it demands respect, and it readies you for battle (or power meetings—same thing!). But once temperatures reach somewhere in the 90s or even 100s, a full-on black suit looks off.
The summertime solution lies in the shorts suit, a genius blazer-and-shorts combo that lets us keep our armor, office dress code permitting, without overheating. Worn together, the shorts suit has all the makings of a regular power suit, but with a truncated hem for maximum ventilation. Better yet, separately, you have key elements for two different looks: shrug on the blazer over a slinky cami and a pleated midi skirt, or pair the shorts with a flirty blouse.
And since it's summer, you can bet that shorts suit offerings veer severely away from true black. From floral print to crisp khaki, shop seven #girlboss shorts suits to wear all summer long.
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