Wearing shorts to the office is a major no-no for some offices. But if your work place is open to creativity in workwear aka lenient, then embrace that freedom and wear them shorts! From the runways to the streets, the recent flow of trends all lead to #teamcozy, and trust us, there are ways to get away with it.
Tip #1: Mind the length.
Cream Sleeve Bardot, Miss Selfridge; Culottes, P1,595, Zara; Mules, P2,850, Eliz Marcelo at SOMA stores
For casual Fridays, a way to make your trendy off shoulders and mules combo office-appropriate is by pairing them with a long pair of shorts. Culottes (which are hot right now, btw) will scream more 8th floor hottie, and less boho by the beach.
Tip #2: Go for something tailored.
Ruffle blouse, P1,125, Mango; Wrap City Shorts, Topshop; Blade patent pumps, Casadei; Soleil ear jacket, P3,975, Stockton Row
Crisp lines are common to all corporate looks. Hurray for tailored shorts in colors other than black, white, and navy as it's a chic way to look work-ready a la Olivia Palermo. Just match them with a ruffled button down and your favorite office pumps to nail the "It" girl's fab style.
Tip #3: Pair it with an office staple
Check pattern knitted coat, P2,290, Stradivarius; Women supima cotton modal v neck T, P590, Uniqlo; Cotton Shorts, P1,091, H&M; Pointed Faux Leather Loafers, Forever 21
It's all about proportion and balance. If your shorts are a wee bit tiny, then cover them up with either an oversized blazer or a coat that is perfect for a rainy work day. Cozy yet boss-approved, you can't go wrong with this ensemble, even if you style it with flats. Point your toes!
This article originally appeared on Stylebible.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.