06/11/2011 12:00 pm ET | Updated Aug 11, 2011

NYC Street Style: Shorts Story (PHOTOS, POLL)

With temps hovering in the high 90s last week in NYC, it's no surprise that the steamy sidewalks were awash in shorts. On their way to work, lunch or shop, Beautiful Strangers wore balloon-style shorts with blazers, loose-flowing ones with heels, strapless playsuits, diminutive denim, one man even dandied up his cuffed pair with a button-down, vest and bowtie. Many agreed shorts will be a staple in their work wardrobes this summer, particularly on oppressively hot days.