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Striped H&M shorts suit- summer fashion outfit inspiration

Striped H&M shorts suit- summer fashion outfit inspiration

One of the big trends cropping up this summer is women’s suits. I first saw one of my fave bloggers, Liv Blankson wearing one from New Look and looking so sassy, so naturally, I had to get myself one… I’ve since seen bloggers wearing them all over the ‘gram and love the look. It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted as it is a fairly bold look but personally those kind of looks are always my favourite. There’s something about the shorts that make the suit less formal yet still sassy and equally dressy. It’s a look that has ‘London’ written all over it but given enough confidence you can definitely wear it anywhere. It’s one that’s perfect for the British summer as the blazer keeps you slightly warmer and more covered up in the chillier weather. Although I wouldn’t mind a bit less rain and a little more sunshine!

Striped H&M shorts suit- summer fashion outfit inspiration

Striped H&M shorts suit- summer fashion outfit inspiration

The great thing about buying a suit is you basically have 3 outfits. We all know blazers are becoming a staple for the Autumn season; wear the blazer with a slogan tee and some ripped denim and you have the perfect ‘laid back brunch outfit’ or, these shorts with a strappy bodysuit and sliders for a holiday look. And of course for a full on sassy, ‘I mean business’ kind of vibe go for the set. In terms of how to wear it as a suit, keeping it simple is the way to go. The suit does all the talking so no need to over complicate it. A plain white tee or cami (this one is a silk cami from Lily Silk) and some simple jewellery is enough to complete the outfit. This white silk cami is such a wardrobe staple – simple yet such a luxurious fabric it adds some depth to the outfit. You can get a 16% discount with my code: kirstyeelizabeth. Personally I think boots finish it off and make it more appropriate for this British weather should a sudden downpour occur, plus obviously they make your legs look longer, so win/win. I nearly didn’t buy these cream boots from Stradivarius as I wasn’t sure I’d get much wear from them. But trust me on this, a cream pair of boots is exactly what your wardrobe is missing – I’ve worn them so much!

I’m so obsessed with these Celine dupes (I mean look at them, they’re identical) but typical, I’ve just been on ASOS and they’re sold out! Keep your eyes peeled though as you know what ASOS are like- they could come back next week!

Striped H&M shorts suit- summer fashion outfit inspiration

Striped H&M shorts suit- summer fashion outfit inspiration

Shop The Look

Blazer: H&M

Shorts: H&M

Silk top: Lilysilk

Boots: Stradivarius (£9.99 in the sale!!)

Sunglasses: Jeepers Peepers @ ASOS (Out of stock! Keep your eyes peeled!)

Bag: New Look (old)

Scarf: Vintage Burberry

Striped H&M shorts suit- summer fashion outfit inspiration

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16 Comments

  1. Lauren
    July 30, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Babe I love this post!

    I love how you’ve styled this suit too looks so classy

    • Kirsty Elizabeth
      July 30, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      Thanks Lauren! xx

  2. July 30, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Love how you’ve styled this look!! I want to try a shorts suit sometime but never been brace enough 😱 Xxx

    • Kirsty Elizabeth
      July 30, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      Do it! It’s so much easier to pull off that you think! xx

    • Kirsty Elizabeth
      July 30, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Aw thanks so much Lucy! You should definitely! xx

  3. July 30, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Definitely buying that cami – thanks for the code!

    • Kirsty Elizabeth
      July 31, 2017 / 3:23 pm

      You should it’s such a good staple! Welcome!
      xx

  4. July 30, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    You look amazing in all of these photos! Love how you’ve styled this look – the came breaks up the outfit beautifully. Such a good post x

    • Kirsty Elizabeth
      July 31, 2017 / 3:23 pm

      Thanks Chelsea! xx

  5. August 1, 2017 / 6:09 am

    Loving the shorts and blazer combo! X

    • Kirsty Elizabeth
      August 2, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Thankyou Nora!
      xx

    • Kirsty Elizabeth
      August 6, 2017 / 8:51 am

      Thanks so much Elena, you should definitely try it! xx

  6. August 6, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Love this post and you’ve styled it so well! Must buy x

    • Kirsty Elizabeth
      August 7, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      You must!! Thankyou Emma xx

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