5 Tips To Wear Shorts In The Office & Look Professional

5 Tips To Wear Shorts In The Office & Look Professional

Fashion
By Karmen on 28 Feb 2020
Digital Editor

Shorts are great to cope with the sweltering Singapore weather and showing off your legs without exposing more than you're comfortable with. 💁‍♀️

The trouble is, you might think that shorts are reserved only for after-work hours. Well, that might not be the case! If your work environment is more on the relaxed side and without a strict dress code, you might be able to pull off shorts in the office. 👍

Keep reading to check out five tips on how you can style shorts to be office-appropriate!

#1 Thick, expensive materials

work outfit with white sleeveless shirt and tailored shortsPhoto from Pinterest

couple work outfit for women and men matching grey blazer and shorts or pants with black topPhoto from Pinterest

Luxe and expensive materials like satin, tweed and lace will make you look more professional and put together. Cheap materials like polyester tends to cling on to your skin and look too casual for an office setting. Make sure you go for a thick fabric that doesn't crease easily.

#2 A tailored cut

work outfit with tailored shortsPhoto from Pinterest

work outfit with beige blazer and white shortsPhoto from Pinterest

Stay away from shorts that are too tight or have a sloppy silhouette as it can look too casual for a work setting. Instead, go for a tailored pair that looks more structured and falls comfortably on your hips.

#3 Don't go too short

work outfit with shirt and tailored shortsPhoto from Pinterest

work outfit with black shirt and tailored shortsPhoto from Pinterest

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This is pretty self-explanatory! Try to find shorts that are a little longer than you usual weekend pair. A high-waisted pair will make your legs look longer!

#4 Wear a blazer

work outfit with yellow blazer and shortsPhoto from Pinterest

work outfit with matching blue striped blazer and shortsPhoto from Pinterest

work outfit with grey blazer and shortsPhoto from Pinterest

Styling shorts with a blazer will sharpen your look instantly. Try a matching shorts and blazer set for a chic outfit that saves you time when dressing up in the morning!

#5 Wear a collared or long sleeved top

work outfit with blouse and pink shortsPhoto from Pinterest

work outfit with black shirt and white tailored shortsPhoto from Pinterest

work outfit with white shirt and tailored shortsPhoto from Pinterest

To balance out the casual scale, wear a more formal top like a long sleeved or collared shirt. Complete your outfit with a pair of covered toe shoes in a neutral colour for a professional look.

All this said, try to observe your office environment and adapt these tips to fit your situation. The general rule is, if your manager or boss wears shorts to the office, it's probably 👌 for you to follow suit.

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