Cubicle Chic: 3 Ways to Wear Shorts to the Office

Posted On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Filed Under: Cubicle Chic, Fab Under $50, shopping, Style Guide

Cubicle Chic: how to pull off shorts in the workplace

Wearing shorts in the office can be difficult to pull off. Once a garment only reserved for causal settings, dress shorts are a definitely a trend to try in the last few weeks of summer. The trick to pulling off shorts in a work environment is to focus on the right fit and length. You don’t want to wear anything too tight or revealing. It’s all about finding a pair of shorts that are at least mid-thigh length, but is still flattering to your shape.

In this week’s Cubicle Chic, see how to wear shorts to work in an effortless, affordable way.

Cubicle Chic: how to wear shorts to work

Blazer / Cami / Shorts / Heels / Bag / Earrings

For a seriously polished ensemble, combine Bermuda length shorts with a coordinating blazer. Add in a pop of color with a red blouse and a dash of sophistication with intricate drop earrings and a structured tote. Since these shorts are knee length, you can reach for a pair of d’orsay pumps like these from Jessica Simpson.

Cubicle Chic: chic, professional ways to wear shorts to work

Shirt / Shorts / Necklace / Bag / Shoes

With looser shorts that hang like a skirt, try a preppy look with a gingham button down, pearl necklace and a quilted faux leather bag. Because these Boohoo shorts are longer and looser, it’s okay to pair with a conservative wedge or heel.

Cubicle Chic: shorts in the workplace

Shirt / Shorts / Earrings / Bag / Shoes

When you want to go a bit shorter, balance the look with more conservative pieces. This H&M shirt has a higher neckline and a printed flat keeps the look casual. Complete the outfit with a gold layered necklace, soft tote and gold button earrings.

Do you think shorts are appropriate in the office? Are you daring enough to try this trend?

About the author: Antoinette Childs is a Baltimore native and recent Howard University grad with a lifelong love of art and fashion. She enjoys thrifting, professional football, Japanese cuisine and old Hollywood glamour. You can check out her blog MlleAntoinetteC.wordpress.com, follow her on TwitterPinterest and Instagram. Also, like Mademoiselle Antoinette on Facebook.
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6 thoughts on “Cubicle Chic: 3 Ways to Wear Shorts to the Office

  1. Don’t you find shorts to be warmer than skirts? I do. I also see that Culottes are back in style. Thanks for caring to share this.

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