As temps climb to the 80's for August, anything baring the legs is a godsend — and shorts are the easiest, most practical way to do it. It can be tricky to style such a casual item into something a little more très chic, but British-based Emma Felin of Sassy Street welcomes the challenge with some helpful tools of the trade.

It all comes down to utilizing the right accessories and accomplishing those elegant silhouettes (like the high waist and the a-line) while downplaying brights or unique shapes with classic basics. On the other hand, you can spice up a monochrome look with the occasional nautical stripes or leopard print flat.

We know you've been itching to show off those newly-toned legs so go ahead and try out some of Emma's super stylish looks below!

"I love this look for a day out in the city, where you normally wouldn’t wear shorts. I spiced up this monochrome outfit with black boots and a white bucket bag."
"Yellow shorts can seem a bit in-your-face, so I downplayed them with a basic white tee and black platforms. "
"I love formal and structured shorts, but sometimes it’s nice to keep them more laid back by tucking in a textured sweatshirt."
"I paired this look with leopard flats and a minimalistic backpack."
"Shorts can also be sporty, especially when paired with stripes."
"I wore platform brogues to add a bit of height and keep the outfit more feminine."
"It’s always chic to go the nautical route when styling jean shorts."
"Plus, it’s the perfect colour scheme for a day out on the river!"