CAN YOU WEAR SHORTS TO THE OFFICE?

Hahaha shorts to the office?? That’s strange. Right? As you already know, when temperature changes, the dress codes also change. Maxis give way to mini and pants give way to shorts. All o that is well and accepted on the weekends but during the weekday it can lead to questionable workwear choices that may not adhere to the office dress code ethics. Shorts, remain one of the most controversial options which brings us to the main question: Can people wear shorts to the office?

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The issue about wearing shorts to the office solely depends on the firm or organization you’re attached to and whether or not there are dress code policies. If you’re in finance, maybe not but if you’re in a more creative environment, your probably can.

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Thedecision to wear shorts all boils down to three determining factors: an official dress code, work culture (creative versus conservative), and good judgment. “If you do wear shorts, choose ones with a nice fabric, of an appropriate length, and that can be paired with a dressy shirt and blazer.

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To pull off shorts at the office without raising alarm or workplace scorn, here are some things to bear in mind before attempting to wear shorts to the office…

1. LENGTH

Wear shorts that are half way your thighs or knee length. Anything shorter than that shouldn’t be used to the office. That means no booty shorts, no frayed denim cut-offs.

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2. FABRIC

Go for shorts cut from an elevated cloth. Try chino or cotton or even light wool materials. I personally love tailored shorts with structure but are also lightweight.

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3. DETAILING

For ladies, pleats down the front, a clean hem, or a high-waisted silhouette are great examples.

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4. COLORS

Go for neutrals. Classic colors like black, beige, navy and if you’re daring white. The classic the color, the better. Black is always flattering especially when there are nice detailing.

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5. STYLE

For the ladies, tuck in a nice blouse and put a blazer on it. Shorts also work with stiletto heel, a menswear-inspired Oxford, and dressy sandals. Dress it up the same way you would with a pencil skirt. For the gents, you can stick to your shirt and tie or without the tie. You can also wear a tee shirt and blazer with nice oxfords or sneakers.

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With that said, yes you can wear shorts to the office. Just follow the simple instructions and you’re good to go!

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