Office dress codes can be pretty confusing to navigate. Even if you work in fashion or at a casual office, it’s hard to know where to draw the line. That’s why it’s important to turn to the experts for their advice, and where better to glean wisdom on stylish yet appropriate workwear than one of the most fashionable offices in the country? Yes, we’re talking about Vogue, and our question is this: Can you ever wear shorts to work?
As far as outfits at the magazine’s office go, writer Emily Farra notes, “Even at Vogue.com where the dress code is fashion-forward, it’s rare to see an editor in shorts.” It’s understandable; even if the hemline is just as long as one on a skirt you would normally wear to work without question, there’s something about shorts that reads more casual. However, it’s not entirely impossible to make the look work. Farra’s colleagues at Vogue suggest that Bermuda shorts or a crisp summer shorts suit would look the most polished. So long as the rest of your outfit is styled professionally, shorts can be a great way to feel cool and comfortable at work all day long.
For more advice on fashionable work attire, be sure to read the full article on Vogue. In the meantime, keep scrolling to shop some of our favorite office-appropriate shorts of the moment!
A breezy fit like this is sure to keep you cool all day.
These statement shorts can take you from work to drinks in a snap. Plus, they’re majorly on sale.
A crisp black pair like this will go with anything.
You can style these with an off-the-shoulder blouse to beat the heat and switch to a knit turtleneck come fall.
This rich camel color will elevate any office look.
Floral detailing adds just enough personality to a corporate look.
Would you wear shorts to work? Share your styling tips in the comments below!