How To Get Away With Wearing Shorts At The Office

We get it: it’s hot outside, and you want to wear shorts to the office. Risky territory? Not with our guide.

Scroll through to check out the length you can get away with (spoiler alert: you should leave your short-shorts at home) and get inspired to shop your own shorts style.

Rule #1 for wearing shorts to the office: make sure all of your other outfit elements are strictly business.

On Camille Charriere of Camille Over The Rainbow: Carin Wester blazer; Zara top and shorts; Sophie Hulme Structured Tote Bag ($924); Stella McCartney pumps; ASOS Adjustable Pack Of Three Plain Band Rings ($4); Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Mini Wishbone Necklace ($143) in Vermeil.

We strongly recommend heels to elevate your shorts ensemble.

On Clochet of Clochet: Zara top and shorts; Mango sandals and bag; Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Follow Duprie’s lead by pairing black and white staples with statement accessories.

On Jacey Duprie of Damsel In Dior: Everlane The Silk Point Collar Blouse ($78); Zadig & Voltaire shorts; Stuart Weitzman The Privacy Pumps ($495) in Black Supple Kid; Dylan Lex necklace.

For a creative office, you have a little more leeway to play with materials like leather and slightly shorter lengths.

On Zina Charkoplia of Fashionvibe: The Wardrobe top; vintage shorts; Zara sandals; Friis & Company clutch; Zara belt; Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Try plaid shorts for an office-appropriate way to add pattern to your look.

On Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper: Tommy Hilfiger coat, shirt, shorts and tie; Christian Louboutin pumps; Jennifer Zeuner rings; Mulberry bag.



Sure, your shorts may be a conservative length, but you can still add excitement to your look with fun accessories, like a cheeky keychain.

On Helena Bordon: Prada jacket; Viktor & Rolf shirt and Black Culottes ($448) in Black; Gianvito Rossi pumps; Tod’s bag; Fendi Crystal-Eyed Fur Monster Charm For Handbag ($800) in Bordeaux Multi.

This look is the epitome of cool. We’re adding it to our must-copy folder STAT.

On Celine Aagaard of Hippie Milkshake: Designers Remix by Charlotte Eskildsen jacket; Samsøe Samsøe t-shirt; FWSS shorts; Alexander Wang shoes; Mulberry bag; Céline sunglasses.

Embrace the slouch of long shorts by topping your outfit with a light, silky trench coat.

On Julia Zierer: Weekday shorts.


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Add a punch of personality to your conservative shorts with a leopard belt.

On Sarah Rutson: 3.1 Phillip Lim top.

No need to stick to black—navy looks just as professional, and adds a pleasing element of color.

On Evangelie Smyrniotaki of Style Heroine: Chloé top; ASOS Shorts In Long Length ($48); Chloé sandals; Saint Laurent Lulu Small Shoulder Bag ($2150); Balenciaga necklace; Céline bracelet.

Rebecca Minkoff Nathan Shorts ($198)

Can you wear shorts at your office? Let us know in the comments below!