How To Wear Shorts To Work—No, Really!

Colored blazers are okay, but colored jeans are not; you don't have to wear pantyhose anymore, but you'd feel weird showing off your shoulders — ... today, corporate dress codes are a lot more lax, but that doesn't mean that you can roll in wearing this season's pajama trend and get away with it.
With summer a-broilin' away, we're looking for any and all opportunities to engage in work-to-drinks dressing, and that means finding a way to wear our favorite summer shorts to the office. So, we put together three professional ensembles that incorporate summer shorts without the "just back from my beach house" effect. Pens out, ladies — you'll want to take notes.
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DANNIJO Daniela Bracelet, $645, available at DANNIJO; Rebecca Minkoff Tribeca Vest and City Shorts, $198-298, available at Rebecca Minkoff; J. Crew Nicky Top, $98, available at J. Crew.; Jessica Simpson Wolverine Heel, $89.99, available at; BCBG Cleo Tribal Tote, $198, available at BCBG; Nars Lipstick in Heat Wave, $24, available at Sephora.
Alexander Wang Lina Leather and Suede Pumps, $485, available at Saks Fifth Avenue; 10 Crosby by Derek Lam Button Down Shirt, $355, available at FarFetch; Emma Cook Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Shorts, $340, available at Net-a-Porter; Stella & Dot Vintage Studs, $29, available at Stella & Dot; Zara Tote Bag with Pocket, $49.90, available at Zara; Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Stormy Pink, $7.51, available at Amazon.
Topshop Knitted Stitch Crop Jumper, $72, available at Topshop; Dune Bernie Leopard Pointed Court Shoes, $140.85, available at ASOS; 3.1 Phillip Lim Front Flap Short, $180, available at Kirna Zabete; Balmain Gold Plated Belt, $863, available at FarFetch; Oasis Zip Front Tote Bag, $77, available at Oasis.

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