As much as we love a pantsuit, we don’t love the idea of wearing one in 80-degree weather. A suit’s best virtues—a bit of structure, cozy fabrics, maybe a little slouch—aren’t exactly made for sunshine and humidity, after all. But if you’ve been committed to the look all winter, we’re seeing a tailored twist emerge just in time for summer: the shorts suit.
If a blazer and matching shorts feels a little out-there at first, the combination is unexpectedly practical. It’s a “full look,” but doesn’t sacrifice comfort, and the blazer works as built-in temperature control: Take it off when you start to feel the heat (just wear a camisole or T-shirt underneath!), then throw it on again when you find yourself in overly chilly restaurants or shops. Add some chunky sneakers for the ultimate mix of business and pleasure. Shop our favorite springtime suits below.