Marc by Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Jason Wu Spring 11 Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com

It's not always easy to beat the heat during the summer when you have to dress appropriately for your everyday nine to five. Though we often want to rock a loose-fitting tank/tee with a favorite pair of short shorts when the temp hits 90, these ensembles aren't exactly meant for an average weekly meeting with the boss.

From Marc by Marc's loose and casual look, to DVF's play on the bermuda length, to Jason Wu's suited up attire, the Spring runways showed plenty of ways to wear these fun and functional shorts. Balancing beach wear with office wear can be done, and with some serious savoir-faire too. So whether you're in the mood for a casual pair or want to dress it up with a more tailored pair, we've found the best shorts to slip on this summer before you head out the door for work.

Click through the slideshows below and check out our three favorite ways to wear the trend.