Most people think of shorts as being a casual item you throw on during the hot days of summer, but they can clearly be dressed up for a night out on the town, or even a day at the office, depending on how informal or creative your environment is.
To keep the look classy, stay away from fits that are too tight and/or too short. A basic short can be dressed up with a frilly top or statement necklace. For footwear, a peep toe or espadrille is great for the warmer weather. In general, the shorter the shorts, the lower the heel.
Take a peek at the shorts below, all under $50, that can class up a typically casual look.