Not all shorts are created equal — from frayed-hem cutoffs to embellished stud pockets, shorts run the gamut. But these sleek celeb-inspired renditions prove an easy way to take your Summer wares from casual-cool to office-appropriate to cocktail-ready. Olivia Palermo dressed up her tailored black shorts with a two-toned tuxedo blazer and her go-to blue Manolos, showing off a more sophisticated shorts style. Meanwhile, Revenge starlet Ashley Madekwe inspired our own workweek wardrobe with her red Willow tweed shorts suit, Whitney Port put a lacy spin on her off-duty ensemble, and Alexa Chung kept it sweet and simple with the help of a high-waisted silhouette and metal cap-toe flats. With this star-studded inspiration at the ready, we've got seven ways and seven days' worth of chic Summer short outfits. Click through now to see and shop the look.
Not all shorts are created equal — from frayed-hem cutoffs to embellished stud pockets, shorts run the gamut.