Work-Appropriate Shorts DO Exist

Shorts are never the first thing you reach for when you're getting dressed for work in the morning. But, some days, it's too damn hot for anything else — and believe it or not, those days aren't far off. It's almost time to give your legs some air time, and there are more options than you think.

Of course, wearing shorts to work depends on the dress code and culture at your specific place of employment, but we're assuming anyone still reading this can throw on a pair without an HR run-in. Still, even if your office environment skews casual, you should keep your shorts on the professional side. Leave the denim diapers at home and look for longer cuts, structured fabrics, and flattering silhouettes that won't put too much skin on display at your next meeting.

Click on for a few of our favorite office-ready shorts that will carry you through even the hottest Summer Fridays.
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Meet your black trousers' summer replacement.

Zara Flowing Darted Bermuda Shorts, $29.90, available at Zara.
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Has a classic stripe ever done you wrong? Didn't think so.

Tibi Ariel Stripe Dayle Shorts, $295, available at Tibi.
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The easiest way to go green is by slipping into these eye-catching stunners.

Finery Olinda Tailored Shorts, $45, available at Finery.
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The kind of shorts that work just as well for weekend brunching as they do for your weekly team meeting.

Babaton Joan Short, $150, available at Aritzia.
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Gingham just screams summertime fun (even at the office).

Mango Check Cotton Shorts, $45.99, available at Mango.
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Pair some embellished shorts with a white button-up for a classic-meets-quirky work ensemble.

Stella McCartney Korey Stone-Embellished Twill Shorts, $493.35, available at The Outnet.
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Your mom was onto something with those Bermuda shorts she wore back in the day.

H&M Silk Shorts, $59.99, available at H&M.
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Business on top, party on the bottom.

Delpozo Dot Print Shorts, $794.57, available at Farfetch.
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It's officially time to break out the white-on-white outfits.

The Fifth Label Front Row Shorts, $82, available at Forever 21.
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The higher the waist, the better.

Ajaie Alaie The One Shorts, $110, available at Garmentory.
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Channel your inner tomboy by pairing these with a polo or short-sleeved button-up.

No. 21 Striped Wide Leg Knee-Length Shorts, $478.05, available at Farfetch.
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The ultimate pair for print-mixing.

EDIT Printed Shorts, $215 $107.50, available at If Chic.
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Your school-uniform shorts, all grown up.

Stylenanda High Waist Flat Front Shorts, $44, available at Stylenanda.
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Turns out, a pink pair can be just as versatile as your usual denim.

Isabel Marant Neddy High Waisted Bermuda Shorts, $345, available at Moda Operandi.

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