Although they may known for their casual-cool factor, I love dressing up a pair of shorts for a nice occasion. Shorts are an extremely versatile option that can be worn with a variety of things. They are also a great option if you don’t feel like wearing a dress or a skirt when you go out. Dressing up a pair of shorts is extremely easy and can be paired with a nice blouse, blazer, heels or even booties. Below are some of my favorite outfits that include shorts and the dressy ways you can wear them.

One of the easiest ways to dress up a pair of basic shorts is by pairing it with a fresh light weight sweater. Pair dark denim shorts with a breezy cream sweater. I also love how she adds a skinny red belt for a pop of color and also to help define her tiny waist.

Another easy way to look dressed up when wearing shorts is by rocking a sophisticated and chic short suit. If wearing a short suit make sure that you sport a bright color or a fun pattern so that the suit really stands out. I love how she wears this baby blue short suit and pairs it with a crisp white shirt. Her strappy heels are also a cute add-on, as well as the oversized bag that can be worn with anything.

Classic printed shorts are a fun option that can be worn with a variety of pieces. Because her tweed shorts are a classic black and white pattern they act as a neutral and can be worn with absolutely anything. I love how she wears her shorts with a flowy white blouse and lace up black booties.

A fun option that can be dressy at the same time is rocking a pair of fun printed shorts. They are definitely a statement piece and will make your entire look stand out. I like how she pairs her blue and white patterned shorts with a sharp white button up and ankle strap white heels. A chain necklace, brown bag and oversize sunglasses complete this chic look that can be worn to a business event or even a brunch with employees.

Lovelies, how do you dress up your shorts? Would you recreate any of these looks?

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