PHOTOGRAPHS BY PHILL TAYLOR
I've realised shorts are my work staple. I wear them a lot. This pair from New Look in a fresh, orange-sorbet shade bridges the gap between spring and summer. Right now, the tights are a necessity, but when it gets warmer it's bare legs all the way (although maybe not in the office).
With the cute scallop edge and saccharine-sweet colour (right on trend with this season's pastels), these shorts could almost be mistaken for a pair of pretty French knickers. Thankfully, they're not made of silk and the sharp front pleat gives them a tailored edge.
The shorts come with a sash belt that you can tie in a bow. I've swapped it out for a less bulky one and tempered its girliness with a pair of brogues.
I had to admit, they do crease easily. But, at £17.99 they're excellent value. What's more, they come in delicious mint and lilac, too. So, what colour are you going to choose?
Here's the details of my outfit:
New Look shorts
French Connection brogues
Michael Kors watch
For more workwear ideas, check out the What ELLE Wears blog at ELLEuk.com.