Save money this summer

Have your best summer yet with these budget-friendly tips.

Make shorts more chic

Small adjustments can take your shorts to trendy  levels

blue shorts

Just because they're cool and casual doesn't mean shorts can't go to the office―or get a little glam. 

  • Swap the T-shirt for a blouse or a button-front shirt for instant polish.
  • Slip on a dressier shoe. Warning: The heel should be no higher than an inch or so, otherwise you'll enter trashy territory.
  • Pick shorts with a lean, clean line. (Cargo pockets are only for carrying your camping gear.)
  • Accessorize shorts as you would a nice pair of pants, with a belt and a pretty handbag.
  • Don't try to dress up shorts by wearing them with hose of any kind―not in this century.