How To Rock Your Shorts Suit In Winter

I’m super excited to see the shorts suit making a comeback in 2020. There’s something so fresh about taking a twist on classic tailoring by wearing shorts with a blazer. This spring, you can expect to see cool variations on the trend. Shorts of varying lengths, from short shorts to long shorts, will look stunning with sharp blazers. Can’t wait to start rocking the shorts suit trend? You don’t have to. Today, we’re styling the trend for winter.

shorts suit trend

What I’m wearing:

Trench coat | Blazer (new colors) | Shorts (new colors) | Shirt

Boots (new version) | Bag | Lip: Pat McGrath “Guinevere”

shorts suit trend

Layering adds so much flavor to an outfit. More importantly, it also adds as much warmth as needed to an ensemble. To make my shorts suit weather appropriate on a mild wintry day, I layered under and over. I’m wearing a long-sleeve shirt, which could easily be a turtleneck sweater on an even colder day. I also added some sheer tights, but sweater tights might be necessary on chillier days.

shorts suit trend

I topped the entire look with a trench coat, another major trend for spring. Of course, if it was colder, I would add a heavier coat.

shorts suit trend

I completed the outfit with combat boots because they bring so much edge to any look. The weather may call for tall boots, though, and they would be equally fabulous.

When it gets warmer, shed some layers and rock the same shorts suit trend. For details on the look below, go here. Suit separates can be versatile too. See what I mean here and here.

Blazer, Bermuda Shorts, And Combat Boots

Last weekend, I had an amazing opportunity to partner with the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow. If you saw my cut-out swim trend post, you got a peek at the images I took for the Instagram end of that partnership. My other task was to chat about style with attendees who stopped by the Discover Boating Hub at the show. Today’s post shares a glimpse into that experience as well as the outfit I wore on day 2 of my presentations.

Bermuda shorts combat boots

What I’m wearing:

Blazer | Tank | Bermuda shorts (DIY)

Houndstooth tights | Combat boots (similar, option) | Earrings (similar) | Watch 

One of the things I love about style is the unlimited possibilities it offers to be creative. For my presentation, I chose a look that was part business with the blazer, part hip with denim Bermuda shorts, and part rebellious with the combat boots. The resulting look empowered me to present with confidence because I felt good.

Bermuda shorts Combat Boots

Location: St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

Bermuda shorts Combat Boots

Want to see more ways to style the must-ty Bermuda shorts trend this year? Get inspired here and here. Stay tuned to see the many ways I’ll be styling combat boots, another popular trend this year. I found my Stuart Weitzman pair for a steal at Saks Off 5th.

A Sophisticated Wool Coat Elevates Every Look

Last fall, I said I wouldn’t buy a new coat. But, the coat trends for winter have been exciting my style sensibilities. From teddy coats to super cool puffers, I’ve been trying on new coats. I find myself, however, drawn to polished wool coats. When you throw on a sophisticated wool coat, it almost doesn’t matter what you’re wearing underneath. The resulting look is so chic.

sophisticated wool coat

What I’m wearing:

Theory coat (exact style in black, similar, similar) | Shirt (similar, similar)

 Madewell jeans (same cut, same cut) | YSL Toy LouLou bag

Booties (similar) | Fendi sunglasses (sale options) | Earrings (similar)

sophisticated wool coat

My sophisticated wool coat is a Theory one button wool coat (see it in black here). I found it in TJ Maxx for a steal. The color, fit, and sharp silhouette checked so many boxes. It’s become the topper that finishes my favorite outfits.

sophisticated wool coat

Doesn’t the coat make this basic combination of a white shirt and striped jeans look amazing? It set it off. I’ve worn it with sweatsuits, leggings, skinny jeans, and the final outfit is always sophisticated.

sophisticated wool coat

Location: Soulard, St. Louis

Related: Leather jacket 2 ways (here and here) | Trench coat 2 ways (here and here)

Find your sophisticated wool coat:

Simple 2020 Style Goals Shaping My Look This Year

Happy New Year, my stylish friends! I’m slowly making my way back from an unplanned, extended break. I had several reflection posts planned for the end of the year because 2019 was a huge year for Economy of Style. I have you to thank for those successes.

But, 2019 was also the most traumatic year as well, and that trauma has literally shut things down. My mom died suddenly two days before Christmas, and that loss has been so painful that I needed a moment to catch my breath and imagine a happy life without her. It’s a work in progress.

Today, I just wanted to check in. To jumpstart our discussions about style, I thought it would be cool to share my style goals for the year. 2020 fashion is bringing it, and I’m truly excited about a lot of it.

2020 Style Goals

1. Be mindful about the trends I embrace. 2020 favorites include statement sleeves, suiting up my way, button-ups worn with everything, tiered dresses, and collarbone-flaunting styles. A dedicated trends post is on the horizon.

2. Incorporate more black and white styles in memory of my mom. She loved wearing black and white.

3. Be more discerning with print selections. I love bold prints, but I also get bored with them quickly.

4. Get excited about styling solid colors, from bold hues to non-boring nudes.

5. Curate a comfy-chic travel style (relying on athleisure staples) to stylishly meet my travel demands this year.

6. Sharpen beauty skills to better align with style expertise.

7. Represent my style everywhere I go. Everywhere.

What’s your style plan for the new year?

P.S.:These images were taken at Hotel RL in St. Louis. Want outfit details? What I’m wearing: Zara dress (sold out), Naturalizer Hollace booties (similar), circle earrings (similar), initial necklace.

A Must-Stop For Your Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

This post is sponsored by the St. Louis Premium Outlets.

It’s official. There are only 7 days until Christmas. If you’re still holiday shopping, you’re in luck because The Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale at the St. Louis Premium Outlets is in full swing. It ends on December 24. I had to see for myself how good the deals were, so I visited my outlets yesterday. Y’all, it’s a must-shop sale. Grab the entire deal guide here. Then, check out some of my favorite finds below.

Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale

Kate Spade fan? The sale there is so good that these pajamas are now under $25!

Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale

The Michael Kors store has sale on sale on sale. I was especially drawn to the coats there.

Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale

The small leather goods are also the perfect stocking stuffers. I grabbed a travel-sized jewelry case that’s exactly what I needed for my trips.

And, when I got to the register, everything I purchased was even less than I expected. Gotta love a consumer surplus!

Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale

This Coach leather travel bag has been on my wish list forever. You simply have to see how steep the discounts in Coach are. Check out the guide here.

I’m a fitness junkie, so the adidas sale had my name all over it. From caps to hoodies to leggings, everything you need to jumpstart those 2020 fitness goals is on sale.

If you’re near the St. Louis Premium Outlets, now is the time to plan your next visit. Stop by my Instagram page to view my entire holiday outlet sale shopping trip.