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Getting dressed for work isn't always the easiest—it can be tough to come up with new and exciting outfits five days a week, let alone ones that are both office-appropriate and comfortable in the rising temps. Thankfully, there's an entire category of shorts that are a step up from your denim cutoffs that you'd like nothing more than to be wearing right now. You know the ones—they're made with linen, cotton, or crepe, have polished high waists and pleats, and oftentimes have coordinating blazers and jackets to match. These styles provide the same look as full-length trousers but feel way breezier, and what's more, they can easily shift from desk to dinner when the time comes. When you're not wearing them with a crisp button-down or silk top, they work just as well with pretty summer blouses, tank tops, and heeled sandals.
With that in mind, scroll on for our expert-approved edit of the best shorts to shop and wear to work this summer. From a lightweight Tencel option you can pull off at the office and the beach to a sunny yellow pair in a corporate-approved length, there's something for every taste and budget on the list below.
April 11, 2023
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Banana Republic Palma 4" Linen Short
Say hello to your new favorite spring neutral.
Reformation Francis High Rise Pleated Shorts
Just wait until you see the equally cute denim version.
Banana Republic Alva Linen-Cotton Short
Pair these with a pretty white top for summer parties or the matching blazer for work.
Banana Republic Cruise Pleated Cotton 6" Short
With their 6" inseam, these shorts are ideal for those that like a little extra length.
Karl Lagerfeld Paris Tailored Shorts
Available in black and white, these chic shorts were made for dressy dinners in the summer.
Abercrombie & Fitch Ultra High Rise Tailored Short
Abercrombie's tailored pants have gone viral for good reason, and the retailer's tailored shorts are no different.
Banana Republic The Adventure Pleated Short
Complete with cuffed hems and a contrasting button, these shorts look great with a simple white tee for casual days.
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