This suit is what my blogger dreams are made of. I’ve seen this suit trend around lately, mostly in bright or soft pastels and typically in a full pantsuit situation. I don’t know if I’m socially prepared for a bright pastel suit, as nowhere I go necessarily calls for this type of ensemble. Perhaps the fellow patrons of Trader Joe’s would appreciate my efforts, but it’s okay to love a trend and not wear it personally. I simply nodded at the pantsuit trend from afar and let other’s wonderfully style this trend.
And then LOFT came through with an everyday friendly version of this trend I thought I’d never wear!
When I saw this outfit in the store I knew immediately it was going home with me. I tried it on to confirm but honestly, I knew just by eyeballing it, it was going to work or I was going to make it work. I am in the 8 of the blazer and of the shorts, both fit true to size (TTS). I paired this with this scallop camisole I’ve had for a while from Loft, it’s a staple in my closet. I would suggest sizing up if you have a bigger chest. The shorts fit true to size, but if you want more room in the waist, as it’s a double tab closure and fit, then size up one. I found them to be a tailored true to size.
If you’re on the fence on this whole suit trend, you can always go with just one of the two pieces. If you are a fan of blazers, linen blazers are huge this spring. This one has a light pinstripe which makes it stand out from the crowd. Plus it’s not too oversized, as I’ve seen blazers fit this spring. This one is a nice fit, it fits where it counts. Or if you’re a fan of tailored shorts, this is a wonderful pair that can be worn with or without the tie belt, if you aren’t a fan of a bow belt. It is definitely not necessary for this pair of shorts to be complete, it’s completely optional. I heard a lot of people say that they can’t pull off a bow belt at the waist, so do not fret, this pair does not depend on it to be a complete look. If you’re looking at just one of these pieces instead of the duo, I’ve linked a few tops that can go with either the blazer only or the shorts only!