Blazers and shorts—the ultimate summer combo

A change in season can only mean one thing—it’s time to bare those pins! Shorts are the summer wardrobe staple and are perfect for lazy days on the beach, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress them up from time to time and nor does it mean you won’t want a bit more coverage on top (it can still get a bit nippy now and again). That’s where a trusty blazer comes in. Think the two don’t work together? Think again…

The combination of a sleek, tailored blazer and just about any style of shorts can work wonders for your summer fashion needs. It’s smart-casual for a new season—shorts can sometimes look too informal but pop on a blazer and you’ve instantly dressed up your look whilst keeping your summery vibe, and the whole thing works just as well with denim shorts as it does with fitted styles and even floaty little numbers. The looks are endless—go floral and feminine, keep it sharp and tailored or rock summertime cool, because whatever your style the blazer-and-shorts combo works.

And, of course, it isn’t just us mere mortals who rock the look. Beyoncé was recently spotted wearing a white blazer with a pair of black leather shorts whilst Olivia Palermo opted for a floaty, printed pair with a sophisticated blouse and blazer on top, and Rihanna went for a graphic tee with denim shorts and structured blazer. See how many ways you can work it? Guys can just as easily rock the look too, and if it’s good enough for the celebs it’s good enough for us. It’s the ultimate summer combo and can pep up your style in an instant, so next time you go for shorts don’t leave home without a trusty blazer and you’ll be set for summer with ease.