Get a Leg Up on the Competition: 12 Work-Appropriate Shorts

Posted Thursday April 3, 2014 9:07 AM GMT

Spring is right around the corner and that means one thing … it’s almost time to show off our sexy stems.

We can’t wait to slip into our favorite DIY Daisy Dukes, but unfortunately those denim duds are only acceptable after work hours.

How do you transform shorts into something striking and work appropriate? We're glad you asked. Save the fringe for playtime and slip into a longer, loose, structured fit. Opt for silk, soft pleats, textures or stripes to achieve a clean, crisp look.

Dress up the summer staple with a blazer and classic stilettos or wedge to make your legs appear longer and leaner.

Shop our favorite work-friendly bottoms in the gallery below.

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