We get it: You're excited for fall and ready to stow away your summer wardrobe. You want to shop the fall collections of your favorite designers, you finally turned off that air conditioner, and you're ready to layer like nobody's business. But, because the days are still fairly warm, and (if you're lucky) you've still got those killer, tanned legs, we’re showing you super-easy ways to wear shorts in September like a boss. Ahead, we take a chic pair of leather shorts and work it three awesome ways.
Not all fall days are created equal, and this sweater-and-shorts combo is perfect for the day that's bright and sunny with a brisk breeze that just won't quit. The statement necklace dresses up this ensemble so that you can wear it at the office. Add in a large tote and you're ready to werk.
Clockwise from top left: Helmut Lang Modern Borders Wool Sweater, $295, available at Matches; C.Wonder Vintage Bejeweled Collar, $128, available at C.Wonder; Tory Burch Large Clay Tote, $575, available at Tory Burch; Calvin Klein Collection Nanette Suede Leather And Calf Hair Ankle Boots, $825, available at Moda Operandi; Tibi Leather Paneled Short, $495, available at Tibi.
If you're a uniform enthusiast, consider this look your new best friend. It allows the all-black-everything you've come to know and love, but add a pop of color in the right places (read: a lippie and drop earrings) and you've got a transitional outfit that works from 9-to-5 and beyond.
Clockwise from top left: Stella McCartney Mattea Tailored Blazer, $1,544, available at My Theresa; River Island Black Cami Top, $15.72, available at River Island; J.Crew Flower Drop Earrings, $75, available at J.Crew; River Island Blue Chunky Strap Block Heels, $87.02, available at River Island; Tibi Leather Paneled Short, $495, available at Tibi; Dolce & Gabbana The Lipstick Classic Cream Lipstick In Deep Berry, $32, available at Sephora.
Clockwise from top left: Kenzo Vermillion Graphic T-Shirt $138, available at Farfetch; American Eagle Quilted Varsity Jacket, $52.46, available at American Eagle Outfitters; Forever 21 Fresh High-Top Sneakers, $29.80, available at Forever 21; Tibi Leather Paneled Short, $495, available at Tibi; Nasty Gal Quilted Zip Backpack, $65, available at Nasty Gal.