Make shorts more chic

Small adjustments can take your shorts to trendy  levels

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.