How do I dress up my shorts this summer?

It seems self-explanatory that every woman needs a good cache of shorts in her closet for summer—what’s a bit more challenging is figuring out how to style those shorts in creative ways, so that they’re appropriate for multiple occasions.

Below, celebrity stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott share their top five tips for how to dress up your favorite shorts this summer. Scroll down for a serious education in making the summer staples elegant enough for pretty much any event you’ve got this season!