With their tailored silhouette and demure hemline, knee-length Bermuda shorts are an ideal style to wear to the workplace! Elevate them with a sharp blazer and t-strap heels for the office, or swap in a simple silk tank and espadrilles when you want a more dressed-down ensemble.
Gap Boyfriend Roll-up Shorts ($40) in Lavender
American Eagle Patchwork Bermuda Shorts ($30)
Richard Chai Love Floral Biker Shorts ($324) in Coral
If you're after a figure-flattering silhouette, just tuck a snug top into drapey, pleated shorts with a waist-tie to balance the proportions of a fuller leg. We suggest a top in a punchy tropical or floral print!
Juicy Couture Drapy Silk Short ($138) in Cobalt
Forever 21 Cuffed Pleated Shorts ($23) in Coral
J.Crew Basket-Weave Bow Short ($110) in White Wash
Stay elegant but cool and chic with a pair of playfully printed, pajama-inspired silk shorts! They're perfect for a romantic dinner date, especially when worn with a summer sweater or a quirky t-shirt and drapey cardigan on a chilly summer evening. Just finish off the look with a pair of feminine kitten heels!
Element Milan Shorts ($35) in Lagoon Green
Sunner Daytona Silk Shorts ($165) in Coral
A.P.C. Shorts ($235) in Paisley Silk
Feminine shorts trimmed in seductive lace bring a touch of boudoir appeal to your ensemble. As a stylish and unexpected alternative to a dress or skirt, wear them paired with a silk camisole and strappy heels for an evening out.
Club Monaco Milda Silk & Lace Shorts ($150) in Graphite With Black Lace
Callula Lilibelle Stretch-Lace And Jacquard Shorts ($100)
Sports style was in competition as the top trend for S/S 12, with labels like Alexander Wang, Ruffian, and Y-3 featuring mesh fabrics and uniform-like outfits in their collections. Channel the look with athletic-inspired shorts, then temper the sporty vibe with a slightly feminine blouse for a surprising contrast. A tucked-in button-down shirt in a bold hue is another splendid option to balance out the shorts' casual vibe.--Tiffany Tse
Topshop Scarf Print Running Shorts ($56) in Black
3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Boxing Shorts With Contrast Trim ($417)
Theyskens' Theory runway photo, courtesy of Theyskens' Theory.