It is finally short season but not all shorts are appropriate for every situation. There are so many different types of fun shorts out there but your favorite pair of short denim cut offs might not be the best choice for the workplace or a nice dinner. Just because you might have to be a little more professional looking for certain situations, that does not mean you  cannot wear fun shorts during the summer!


I teach music lessons year round but I do not wear some of my favorite pairs of shorts while teaching, mainly because of their length. It does not look professional when your music teacher is wearing short cut offs. I have been teaching my own students for a few years now and have built up my summer teaching wardrobe every year.


My two favorite places to find more professional shorts are Express and New York and Company. This particular pair of shorts I bought at Express a few months ago. I saw them and knew they would be perfect shorts to wear during the week while I am teaching lessons. This was my first time styling these shorts and I wanted to keep them the center of the outfit because of their bright, beautiful pattern!


I kept my top simple with a white blouse from Forever 21. I wanted to play off all the colors in my shorts so I added pops of color with my accessories! I wore a pair of bright blue sunglasses and tangerine sandals to match the colors in my shorts. I recently purchased these Material Girl sandals from Macy’s and I love them! The color is perfect for summer and I love the gold details. They have these sandals in many colors that will pair well with a lot of summer outfits!


This outfit was fun to wear and I have many other ideas on how I want to style these shorts throughout the summer. If you are in need for some more appropriate shorts for this summer I would definitely recommend checking Express and New York and Company. Most of their shorts are between a 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 inseam which is a lot longer than cut off shorts! Express has a lot of solid color and patterned shorts that will work perfectly for a work environment. Even though you might not be able to wear your favorite pair of shorts to work, that does not mean work clothes have to be boring! You can still find appropriate shorts that fit your personality and style, you just have to look a little harder sometimes!


Sunglasses- Ray-Ban

Blouse- Forever 21

Shorts- Express

Sandals- Material Girl

Bracelet- Coach

-Caroline 🙂





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