The smart-casual combo is one of the hottest trends of the moment, with Kate Bosworth, Georgia May Jagger, Khloe Kardashian and Sophie Monk all rocking the look and there is style to go with each occasion.
In order to achieve the casual workwear look, team a crisp white shirt with utility shorts and smart shoes to give office outfits a modern twist.
For a more rock-chick style, a loose colourful or patterned shirt with biker boots and narrow shorts are the perfect combination but remember the shirt should never drown out the shorts.
If you’re enjoying a night out, team tiny denim shorts with an un-tucked smart shirt, a simple clutch bag and chunky heels or wedges to help elongate legs.
For just an everyday look wear casual shorts and an everyday shirt with either flat or high-heeled sandals. You could also add a hat, in the style of Sophie.
Another trend set to continue over the next few months is the playsuit, which now comes in short styles as the weather gets warmer.
But if you’re afraid to get your legs out, or still find it too chilly to go au-natural, the look still works with tights and the blouse-style tops help take attention away from the leg area.