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.
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.
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.
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?