WIW: Silky shorts go to work

I confirmed yesterday with my boss that my silky shorts would meet the dress code for work and after given the thumbs up, popped them on this morning.
I love the feel of these silk/polyester blend shorts. The looseness of the fit is incredibly comfortable and IMO, they hit a home run with the slouchy trend.

I've paired them with a cobalt/black wide striped silky tee that has gold panels on each side which work wonders for slimming my mid section. I've semi tucked to rein in some of that volume and to expose my black belt with gunmetal buckle.

Shoes are the debut of my Enzo Angiolini black patent leather pumps with cut outs. I had to wait for warmer weather to wear these babies. I think they're so pretty and the comfort level is a 10.

Handbag is my mustard/cobalt snakeskin clutch and jewelry is my gold wedding ring and gold menswear watch.

What do you think? How are the proportions? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Tee: Attitude by Jay Manuel
Shorts: Baby Phat (thrifted)
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini (thrifted)
Clutch: Trouve
Watch: thrifted

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  • rute replied 11 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love this outfit!

  • Raisin replied 11 years ago

    Very elegant, Shannon!  Looks great!

  • Deborah replied 11 years ago

    Ok this is officially the best shorts outfit I have ever seen! Love this so much. The top is so flattering. This is definitely a work appropriate outfit.

  • amiable replied 11 years ago

    Ooh!  Stunning.  I love it!  And look how thin you are!

  • ruthe replied 11 years ago

    Good morning. Shorts and heels...gotta love it! :)

  • Joy replied 11 years ago

    Elegantly casual, especially with the heels! I wish this outfit were in my closet too.

  • replied 11 years ago

    That top is so flattering with the blocking panels! I think this outfit is super.

  • Jaime replied 11 years ago

    Super flattering. I love the colors and the shorts are fab!

  • Thistle replied 11 years ago

    Love this on you!  It looks so fab and yes, a homerun on slouchy and silky shorts!!

  • Liz A. replied 11 years ago

    You look so fab!  Those shoes are just TDF.  I cannot believe they are thrifted.  And I'm soooooo jealous of how comfortable you look for work.  If I'm being totally honest, though, I have to be an outlier on the shirt.  I don't find it super flattering... kinda makes your shoulders look big.  Sorry!!!

  • donnat replied 11 years ago

    Fabulous! You look soooo lean in that top. Shoes and shorts areto die for.

  • harmonica replied 11 years ago

    Super cool! Love the patent cut out pumps and have been waiting to see them out and about :-)

  • texstyle replied 11 years ago

    Looks fantastic Shannon - one of my favorites for you. It's so on trend without looking like you are trying to be on trend.   

  • rae replied 11 years ago

    well, I need a top like that! It is so flattering! and it is really fun that you can wear shorts to work.

  • Angie replied 11 years ago

    KILLER gorgeous!! So modern and chic!

    Good Grief. Your style quotient is extra sizzling this year, Shannon.

    *fanning myself*

  • Sara L. replied 11 years ago

    Looks great! I always think of shorts as being above the knee so I wouldn't have thought of these as shorts and as a problem at work.

  • Suz replied 11 years ago

    This is so lovely. What fantastic shorts, and the top is super flattering! 

  • citygirldc replied 11 years ago

    Sheer perfection. May I borrow the look?

  • Transcona Shannon replied 11 years ago


    My goodness y'all know how to make a gal feel good :)

    Liz - no need to apologize for an honest opinion.

    Angie - :)

    Citygirldc - borrow away! I'd be flattered.

    This outfit will most likely be repeated many, many times over the next couple of months so hopefully you won't be sick of it. I have received many lovely compliments at work today and feel fab in this.

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  • MsMary replied 11 years ago

    Wow!  I am generally horrified at the thought of any kind of shorts in any kind of office, but this outfit knocks my socks off!  LOVE!!!

  • Nicole D replied 11 years ago

    Love that look! Gotta hand it to jay Manuel for the top! Running off to check sears.ca!

  • rachylou replied 11 years ago

    Va voom (!)

  • Parsley replied 11 years ago

    I was on the fence about longer shorts, but you have shown me how it's done right. LOVE this outfit on you!

  • JuneBug replied 11 years ago

    Love, love, love! I'm going to do a similar copy on this one! Thank you for the inspiration, everything looks perfectly put together and I have similar items in my wardrobe, although my silk shorts are knee length and fitted! 

  • Beth Ann replied 11 years ago

    Love the sleekness and ever so slight cheekiness of this outfit!  The way the panels on the side melt in to the wall behind you is better than any photoshop technique (lol).  The shoes?  Well, if I could plunk my money down for a pair, I would!

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  • KikiG replied 11 years ago

    Perfect proportions, and in these pictures, I can see the positive effects of your healthy choices!

    You make me want silky shorts!

  • ElleH replied 11 years ago

    You look great Shannon, the outfit & you. Have you lost more weight?

  • greenglove replied 11 years ago

    Perfect in every way!!!!

  • Mo replied 11 years ago

    So flattering!  Glad you got the thumbs up for them at work - should make summer dressing so much more fun :)

  • Caro in Oz replied 11 years ago

    Love this. This type of short may solve my summer wardrobe issues :) :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 11 years ago

    Thank you so much everyone - I'm positively glowing from your lovely comments :)

    Elle - I haven't lost any more weight but continuing to tone up. Thanks for noticing.

    I'm thinking I could try pairing these silky shorts with my shorter light knit black blazer as a pseudo short suit and will definitely be giving them a bash with my Club Monaco floral blazer.

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  • Elizabeth P replied 11 years ago

    Oh my, Shannon... Speechless... Amazing in every way. YLF!

  • Sveta replied 11 years ago

    What a great debut of the silky shorts! Lovely!
    BTW I am not sure it is just the slimming effect of the gold panels...girl, you are definitely melting away!;-)

  • Karie replied 11 years ago

    I love this outfit! And you are looking so skinny, girlfriend!

  • Runcarla replied 11 years ago

    This is just awesome Shannon! The whole outfit is so figure flattering. You are just beautiful....

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