Taking Your Shorts To Work

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Although "shorts" and "office" aren't two words that you'll typically hear in the same sentence, this summer you can have the best of both worlds. 
Start with a simple yet flattering blouse. Aim for one that's versatile and sophisticated. I chose a white shell with black piping, which looks great in any season. The sleeveless factor makes it perfect for layering too. 
Footwear is very important when you're trying to dress up a pair of shorts. Heels are a must, preferably nude because they elongate your legs. 
Throw on a blazer for extra coverage in the office. Bonus, it adds instant polish! 
When looking at office shorts, it's important to consider material, length, and pattern. It should go without saying that short shorts are a big no-no, and likewise, so is denim. Opt for a looser fit coupled with a luxurious fabric that's comfortable and breathable. Tencil is a fitting material and so is polyester. 
Elevate your look even more by adding some sparkle. 
Take off your blazer after hours for a more causal feel. 
Incorporate a subtle pop of color through a bracelet. 
Photos by Dan Harper (thanks Dad)! 
[top: Ann Taylor, blazer: Lauren Conrad for Khol's, shorts: Loft, necklace: Ann Taylor, earrings: Ann Taylor, blue bracelet: Ann Taylor, heels: Miz Mooz

I wore this look to my best friend's dance showcase last week and then out to dinner with our families. It's the perfect combination of causal and classy and I personally think these shorts from Loft are beautiful. I love how they fit and feel! 

If casual Fridays are a thing in your place of work, I highly encourage investing in a pair of sharp shorts that work both off duty and on.  


Shop office-appropriate shorts 




45 comments:

  1. Love this outfit! But those purple shorts are simply amazing!
    Great post!

    I invite you to participate on my first GIVEAWAY, on my blog!
    Kisses,
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  2. Wow I love the look , this is so practical,and you're right - the jacket does give it a polished and finished look. Great post.


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  3. Fashionable<3
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  4. Oh I could totally see wearing this to the office! And love the family photo, so nice to "meet" them. And your dad is a great photographer, lucky you!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  5. Fashionable as always! <3 Love the color as well! Perfect!
    I am having a giveaway on my blog and I would love it, if you would take a look, enter and possibly win!
    Good luck in advance! :)

    Stay fancy!
    xxx Kelly-Louise

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  6. Those shorts are amazing! Love the whole outfit including your accessories. I could totally wear this to my job on casual Friday. The second close-up shot of you is gorgeous!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  7. I adore this look Kat, it is casual, chic and with a hint of sophistication. The length def plays an important part and you nailed it. The color is so lovely too.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  8. hello hun..cute outfit... wanna follow each other? just tell me if u follow me, then i'll follow u back immediatley.

    Loves
    trokesland.blogspot.com

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  9. I don't know how about other places, but in the office where I'm working "shorts" is quite ok. ( when they are not too short, of course:) Anyway, I'm not the hugest fan of such kind of clothes, but I admit, these fuchsia shorts look simply fabulous. I would love to wear such model by my self too. You look stunning, Kathleen. I just want to say, with each new outfit which is presented here at your blog, you look more and more elegant and sophisticated, which is really wonderful! Keep it up!!!!!!!!

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  10. You look gorgeous!! love Ann Taylor, one of my favorite stores

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  11. Loving those shorts girl! And did I mention how amazing your hair hair is? I have hair envy :)

    Fishbowl Fashion

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  12. LOVING this outfit!! I find that offices can be hot in the summer (or freezing, depending) and it's nice to have the option to wear shorts if they're done tastefully.

    Also, I'm having major hair envy right now!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  13. darling outfit! the hot pink shorts and those shoes are darling! love all your beautiful long hair!

    kelseybang.com

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  14. Fantastic combination of colors! and perfect hair as always :) Missy
    LIPSTICKS JUNGLE

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  15. Wow Kat chic and beautiful outfit. I never considered shorts for work. The way you styled them it's perfect!

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  16. This is a great summer office look! The color of your shorts are so pretty! I love dressy shorts!

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  17. I would totally wear shorts to work like this. Loved the styling and you look lovely as always. Great pictures,

    Have a great day.

    ~ Seepz
    Savoir Style

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  18. lovely pictures girl ! lots of love x

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  19. So cute! and yes I have a pair of shorts that I love wearing to work, I always paired it up with a blazer and heels to dress them up :) I hope you have a great weekend darling!
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful colors Kat! Like the blazer!

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  21. Loving this… beautiful!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  22. Hi sweet Kat,
    you look divine
    So amazing outfit
    Kisses
    Maggie D

    The Indian Savage diary

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  23. You look very classy! I really love the pop of colour with the black blazer.. so elegant. :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  24. Kat I love the idea of making shorts look professional and work appropriate. This outfit is gorgeous...just like the girl wearing it! Your dad did a wonderful job with these pics (as usual). I would totally wear this outfit to work! P.S. I'm the one who has been MIA not you lol!

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  25. Wish you a wonderful weekend Kat!! Looking forward to see your new post :)

    xx

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  26. I don't currently work in an office (I'm a student) but i hope to one day and I absolutely hate being hot and uncomfortable. i have never thought as shorts as office appropriate, but the way you wear these tailored shorts definitely make me think that they can be! xxx

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  27. Hi dear, I nominated you for the
    Sunshine Blog Award
    here is the link to my post:
    http://keileidoscopic.blogspot.com/2014/06/sunshine-blog-awards-june-2014.html


    Ms. Kei

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  28. <333 amazing look!

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  29. Great post, it's so great you don't have to wear a uniform in summer - it would be lovely to wear something like this! You look lovely! x

    www.stylerehearsal.com

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  30. Looking cute my dear x

    kayilo.blogspot.com

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  31. I like your shorts. The colour is fabulous. And I like your hair today! So chic!! <3

    Kiss me Sunday // Bloglovin

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  32. Thanks for your visit my love! can't wait to see more of your beautiful looks!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  33. Love those shorts! You look fab

    Thank you for linking up

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  34. Those shorts are so cute, I love the color! and looks so chic with the blazer :)

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  35. Great look! I love your unique sandals and your earrings! You always have amazing jewelries!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  36. Even though my office is very casual, I don't think I could get away with wearing shorts to work. I love the pretty purple color!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  37. I really like the bold and vibrant color of your shorts- so, so perfect for this summer! I have never thought that it was possible to wear shorts to office, but still look professional and classy! :)
    If I ever get an office job, I'll try to remember your tips and advice!

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  38. You look great!

    XX
    www.floortjeloves.com

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  39. Love those shorts. The style and color are perfect.
    www.fashboulevard.com

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  40. omg you're so stunning and gorgeous.
    I love your outfit and your site is so cute.
    Have a nice day! :)

    x, shekinahjoy.com
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  41. I love the pop of colour from the shorts. Gorgeous!

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  42. Following you too, hun!
    Let's keep in touch!
    xx

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