Amanda Seyfried wowed on the red carpet at the “Letters to Juliet” Tribeca Film Festival New York premiere wearing a Viktor and Rolf shorts/blazer combo.

The very next day Gwyneth Paltrow did the same at the “Iron Man 2″ premiere in Giorgio Armani.

This has become a very interesting red carpet trend we can all try.

Shorts are the new mini skirts.

Worn with a blazer the shorts become more wearable. This styling combination is instantly chic.

An embellished blazer like Amanda’s is perfect for a party look, whereas Olivia Palermo shorts/blazer look paired with tights is the great way to style your look for those overcast days when the sun just won’t shine through the clouds. have a number of printed, check, striped, black shorts paired with black, navy, embellished blazers if you’re looking for inspiration.

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