While the season still permits, we think it's time you put your shorts to work on that 9-to-5 grind. A pencil skirt, a sleek dress, and ankle-cut trousers are easy office options, but listen, it's hot out and we're really into the idea of keeping our work wardrobe as simple and as skin-baring as possible — without getting HR involved. To prove that shorts can be just as professional as your most modest black sheath, just look to our six styling combos here. If you wear a bolder print on top, keep it tailored and neutral on bottom. If you opt for a more casual pairing (think denim and beige), then punch up the final look with eye-catching accents and a heeled sandal. If you want to take on a more retro bow-tie bib-front top vibe, play up your quirky sensibility with another nod to alternative silhouettes via menswear-inspired pieces. Ready to make the shorts-and-blouse combo work for you? Keep clicking.
How to Make Your Shorts + Blouse Combo Work From 9 to 5