These are not the kinds of shorts you throw on to dash out to the supermarket or weed the garden. Rich fabrics, like lamé and leather, as well as exotic embroidery have transformed the summer staple into something striking. While some have a loose, silky cut or soft pleats, others are neat and structured in stripes and textures.
HOW TO WORK IT
Pair longer shorts with a matching jacket for work, as long as it’s dress-code-appropriate. To make the look more formal, the fabric should be luxe (see Diane von Furstenberg’s) and the tailoring sharp. Wearing shorts with stilettos or wedges makes legs appear longer and leaner, and it dresses up your look.
Runway photos: (left to right) Diane von Fustenbeg, Balenciaga, Jason Wu, Michael KorsRead MoreLess