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Between seasons, it can be difficult to put together a transitional wardrobe that won’t leave you sweating or shivering.
This is where the short city comes into play.
Tailored to fit the definition of smart casual, they come in hearty colors and versatile materials, from linen to synthetic leather.
Unless you have a strict dress code at the office, urban shorts are perfect for hot days when you still need to look presentable.
And beyond 9-5, they look great dressed for happy hour, with a matching blouse, crop top, or tailored jacket.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite picks at a mix of prices, which we anticipate will sell out as well.
It’s time to opt for this longer, smarter version of the shorts.
Arket Linen Knee-Length Shorts
Take them with you until the height of summer as they are perfect for dressing up and down.
Buy it for £55 at Arket
Collusion Unisex Tailored Longline Short
Ideal for whoever, whenever. These work for casual wear and two smarter ones.
Buy it for £26.99 at Asos
High-waisted shorts from the M&S collection
Make a statement in vibrant orange, and do it with a matching slouchy blazer.
Buy it for £25 at M&S
H&M twill shorts
A classic and safe pair. Ideal for tucking in a shirt and really powerful when paired with a matching bucket hat.
Shop it for £19.99 at H&M
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