Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Set It Off

Spring is finally HERE (at least on paper lol). You may not have seen the side effects of Spring yet, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun getting your closet prepared. Spring offers beautiful color palettes, great silhouettes, and awesome duos that will help you set it off like a true fashionista.

I've mentioned short sets before here on Ali's Fashion Sense, but they have found their ways back to Springs center stage this year. Short sets are charming yet offer a hint of contradiction. But you know what I like to say....BREAK THE FASHION RULES! Short suits offer a chic look almost suitable for the office yet a playful twist that will allow you to enjoy a night on the town!

Check out these runway looks and affordable grabs.

Designers across the US channeled Spring on the runway using the silhouette of a short suit. From the likes of Elie Saab, Tory Burch, Sally Lapointe, Michael Kors etc. You can choose a monochromatic look, prints or patterns to pull off this easy going trend.
(L to R)
1. All White Monochromatic Short Suit - Elie Saab
2. Blue Monochromatic Short Suit - Elie Saab
3. Feather Printed Short Suit - Tory Burch
4. Mustard Colored Monochromatic Short Suit - Sally Lapointe
5. Black & White Striped Short Suit - Michael Kors

(L to R)
1. Black Short Suit - Jason Wu
2. White Sheer Sleeved Short Suit -  Jason Wu
3. Cream Lined Short Suit (with matching vest) - Sass & Bide
4. Cream Cut - Out Short Suit - Sass & Bide

Check out these affordable options from the likes of Forever 21 and Zara. Also check out places like Asos, NastyGal, Charlotte Russe etc. If you can't find an actual "set" create one. You can find a blazer and shorts (close enough to match) and create an awesome look. 
Outside Short Suits are from Forever 21
Middle Floral Short Set is from Zara

Don't ruin your classy short suit by wearing the wrong shoes. Try pairing your suit with streamlined footwear like sandals, wedges, pumps, flats etc.

All shoe examples shown above can be found at

Are you ready to set it off in your short set? I know I am :)

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