Yesterday, out back of the Corner Pub, I saw a woman in formal shorts. Well, maybe not formal, but definitely dress shorts. They looked like suit pants that had been cut off and hemmed at mid-thigh.
I am no fashionista, but this is quite possibly the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen a “sophisticated” woman wear on purpose.
If what you’re doing requires a suitcoat, you cannot cheat and wear shorts and expect to look like a serious business person.
I will say, though, that maybe she could have made it work if she were wearing some kind of light sweater, but even then, she’d have looked like a cruise director.