On rare South Florida spring / summer occasions I need to dress nice for an event. Most seasonal events conclude by the end of April, waiting the return of the snow-birds in November. Although there is the occasional cocktail receptions or gallery openings most events here, off-season, are very casual. When the occasion arises I love to be dressed for it. I have Lilly Pulitzer sundresses and wear them, but typically feel I should be dressed a little more, age-appropriate.
For several fashion seasons I have seen the blazer / shorts combinations worn as a suit. Mostly sold a sepretates, one piece or the other is typically sold out in my size by the time I have committed to the look. Much of my shopping is in the sale after-season arena.
In Macy's several weeks ago I did find the above Ralph Lauren Striped Linen-Blend Blazer, in my size. It fit beautifully. So, the question - are there shorts? Yes online, dress Striped Pleated Linen-Blend Shorts.
This is a definite maybe purchase. It must be justified as an investment item, not an impulse purchase. Most of the other items in the fashion layout I have and I believe that heels will be a must for indoor and wedges for the outdoor garden parties.
Maybe a cruise outfit for dinner?
What do you think? Is the blazer / shorts combo just a Florida phenomenon or is it something you would wear for summer? I know, don't wait too long or it will be sold out.
Note today - The Ralph Lauren site has the Blazer, Shorts, and cap top pumps 25% off with "friend-and-family" discount code.