Workwear: Shorts for the Office

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It’s been crazy hot out. It’s the kind of hot here in Philly that makes every movement feel in slow motion. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s hard to operate at full steam when you’re covered in sweat. Skip the maxi shirt and show some skin.

workwear shorts

1. High-Waist & Highly Productive

The high-waist cut is great for tucking in a blouse and feels dressed up thanks to the pleating, cuffs, and belt loops.

ASOS High Waisted Shorts with Notch Detail, $33.94 at Asos. 

2. Linen Lifestyle

Drawstring-Linen-Shorts

Comfy, breathable , not too tight or too constricting… and they come in four colors – white, black, dark chambray, and washed flax (an oatmeal hue).

Caslon Drawstring Linen Shorts, $49 at Nordstrom.

3. Pleated Prints

WAYF-Pleated-Print-Shorts

This is one short you won’t have to worry about your coworker wearing. These take some confidence, but are still modest in that you’re butt in covered and you’re keeping cool. Save the mesh top for  the club and only dare to wear if you’re in a creative field.

WAYF Pleated Print Shorts, $48 $28.80 at Nordstrom.

4. Appropriate Animal Print

Tommy Hilfiger Short, Animal-Print Cuffed

The structured fit and small print tones down this wild trend, making it fashion forward without looking overdone.

Tommy Hilfiger Short, Animal-Print Cuffed, $59.50 $24.95 at Macy’s.

5. Cargo at the Cubicle

sale shorts: Liz Claiborne Cargo Shorts

This cargo works because it’s got clean lines. Skip those old cargo shorts from American Eagle for work and look for something that feels more put together. Did I mention chartreuse is one of my favorite colors? It will compliment your faux glow for sure.

Liz Claiborne Twill Cargo Shorts, $27 $19.99 at JCPenney.

Which pair suit your style? Comment below!

Simon Malls Style Setter, skinny-budget fashion blogger, and on-air style expert. Loves tea parties & window shopping.

2 Comments

  1. Chris

    07/23/2013 at 11:05 am

    LOVE the chartreuse pair! That’s a rocking color for sure!

    Not sure anyone in my office could pull off the pleated print style you chose, but it’s super cute!

    • Jessie

      07/23/2013 at 11:08 am

      Thanks Chris! Yes, follow the cues of your office as not all companies are cool with shorts.

      Or save for a day playing hookie?

      Stay Stylish! Jessie

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