World Cup Warm Up: How To Rock Silk Shorts

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With the 2014 World Cup just around the corner and athleticism still holding strong as a trend for summer, now is the time to embrace our new favorite must-have: silky, soccer-ready shorts. Effortless without being messy-looking and a fun alternative to classic cutoffs, you can take these easy, breezy shorts everywhere from the beach to the office and out at night. Shop our favorite options on shelves now, below.

At The Beach

For a day at the beach try these fun shorts in place of a sarong, worn over a great bikini with pair of cool sandals.

Sequin-Trimmed Printed Silk Shorts

$1,420

Emilio Pucci

Studded Bandeau Bikini

$430

Norma Kamali

Leather Sandals With Tassels

$80

Zara

At The Beach

Applique Printed Drawstring Shorts

$198

Parker

Black Lattice Ring Bikini

$68

Topshop

Arizona Textured-Leather Slides

$210

Birkenstock

At The Beach

Zebra Print Silk Shorts

$335

Just Cavalli

Watermelon Strappy Back Bikini

$68

Topshop

Sable Two Band Sandal

$150

Joie

At The Office

For work, add a bit of sophistication and polish with a coordinating top and a pair of not-too-high heels.

Gemstone Floral Shorts

$118

J.Crew

Gemstone Floral Silk Tee

$118

J.Crew

Lillit Kitten Heel Sandal

$295

Loeffler Randall

At The Office

Bettie Boxing Short

$265

Piamita

Shiny Blouse

$650

Adam Lippes

Rodeo Snake Sandals

$90

Topshop

At The Office

Baby Blue Sandals

$60

Zara

Sullie Matchstick-Print Shorts

$595

Stella McCartney

Lamarr Matchstick-Print Top

$750

Stella McCartney

At Nighttime

At night it's all about playing up the boy-girl feel of this look with an oversized button-down and sky-high sandals.

Metallic High Heel Strappy Sandal

$60

Zara

Blurred Floral Print Shorts

$70

Topshop

Cotton Oversize Shirt

$50

Mango

At Nighttime

Saldana Sandals

$688

IRO

Wilson Lame Shirt

$835

Stella McCartney

Printed Silk Shorts

$316

Forte Forte

At Nighttime

Brett Regal Blue Shirt

$198

Equipment

Silk-Cloque Shorts

$865

Rochas

Wanda Lace-Up Sandals

$230

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