Classy Shorts You Can Wear to Work

Stay cool yet remain sophisticated with shorts that are nice enough for the office


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You may be at work, but you can still be relaxed with loose-fitting shorts like these ones from Charmaine Reveley. Add a spotless white shirt, some statement earrings and a good pair of heels for effortless downtown-cool.

Kowtow shirt $135. Charmaine Reveley shorts $259. Petit Grand earrings, from $152 from Kate Sylvester.

Picture / Babiche Martens

A pair of black linen culottes, like these from Twenty Seven Names, will prove invaluable for a summer work-wear wardrobe.

Marle top $200. Twenty Seven Names shorts $270.

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Tuck your shirt in and show off the waist of these flattering chambray shorts by Staple + Cloth.

Staple + Cloth shorts $209. Harris Tapper shirt, $415 from Muse. Miu Miu sunglasses, stylist's own.

Picture / Babiche Martens

When it comes to white shorts, especially for work, the trick is to go for a relaxed yet tailored fit, like these crisp white shorts from Forte_Forte. A just-above-knee hemline ensures they're work-appropriate, and light cotton material keeps them from being too heavy.

Forte - Forte shorts, $399, from Scotties. Georgia Alice top $379. Petit Grand earrings, from $152 from Kate Sylvester.

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It's an easy transition from work to life with these silk printed shorts from Juliette Hogan. Bonus points for the comfortable elasticated waist.

Marle top $120. Juliette Hogan shorts $265. Petit Grand earrings, from $152 from Kate Sylvester.

Picture / Babiche Martens

A pale pastel check keeps these Kowtow culottes light, and the voluminous shape is a fun alternative to wearing a skirt.

Kowtow shorts $95. Shjark shirt $339.

Picture / Babiche Martens

Sometimes, the simplest things are the best, like a good pair of black tailored shorts and the perfect white shirt.

Staple + Cloth shorts $209. Harris Tapper shirt, $415 from Muse.

Picture / Babiche Martens

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