Flirty Short Suits Go From Work to Play

Spring's short suits run the gamut from classic and sophisticated to patterned and experimental.

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If the thought of spending summer in a full work suit makes you start sweating, take a look at spring's flirty short suits, which can easily transition from work to play with a quick change of accessories. At Rebecca Minkoff, a silk burgundy jacket and shorts were styled with a slouchy gray tank.
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Short suits got a more conservative spin at Marc by Marc Jacobs, where high-collared jackets were styled buttoned up to the neck.
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Tibi's silk short suit was one of our favorites of the season, from the elongated lapel to the peachy-keen color.
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Jil Sander's groovy paisley-print suit makes a retro statement, but still feels modern with a slim, tapered-waist silhouette.
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Givenchy's sculptural short suits had a more futuristic mood, with jagged lapels and stripes of contrasting silks.
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Doo.Ri's slouchy short suits were the epitome of beach-chic paired with breezy nude tanks and geometric necklaces.
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Prabal Gurung's sleek take on the look included super-trim jackets in birdseye wool and sporty panels of bright white.
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Wild florals at DKNY give this vacation-ready suit a tropical appeal (particularly when paired with a matching floppy-brim hat).
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A draped asymmetrical waist and fluffy corsage give Rachel Roy's unusual mint green short a fun, cheeky vibe.
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Rachel Zoe paired an easy breezy short suit in white with a ruffled lace tank and perforated leather heels.
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Karen Walker's playful printed suits featured flouncy pleated shorts and ladylike button-down jackets.
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Ralph Lauren's sophisticated take on the trend had a faintly Wall Street look, from subtle pin stripes to a contrasting collar and baby blue tie.
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Proenza Schouler's artsy short suits featured wild, zig-zagging prints and contoured black panels that continued down the sides of the button-down jackets all the way to the shorts.
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Carven's flirty high-waisted suits were shown with shrunken polo crop tops and slim, khaki tuxedo jackets.
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Chalayan's sexy take on the trend included this extra-long, double-breasted jacket (shown sans bra) and pleated khaki shorts.
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