Since living in Dubai I can confidently and comfortably say that there is nothing i cherish and love more than a pair of shorts. In the scorching heat trust me you want nothing sticking to you reminding you of the misery you will experience once you step foot outside your house. However, the biggest challenge amongst people is not being able to properly understand how to style a pair of shorts, because trust me they can go really wrong if styled improperly.
My suggestions for rocking a pair of shorts obviously depends on the occasion:
For a daytime look:
For a daytime look I would go for a pair of denim shorts topped with either a light silk shirt or a loose mens classic button up. To dress up your day look a bit, avoid flats and settle for a pair of patent leather pumps to give your legs that extra stretch they deserve. With an oversized handbag and waved let loose hair, rest assured your daytime denims will get you points.
For a nighttime:
For a more laid back night out probably hanging out with the girls at a chilled lounge or bar I would go for a pair of either leather or fabric shorts depending on the weather. I am personally a sucker for leather, but when the heat is at its max they probably are not the best choice. Regardless what you choose, I would settle for a nicely fitted blazer with a simple strap top under it. Whatever you pair with a blazer it always gives it that added sass you are looking for. A pair of high stiletto heels and your favourite McQueen skull clutch and you are set to go. My trick for the night however is to always go for a statement piece of jewellery, it can either make or break your look.
If your hair is up go for a pair of stone coloured statement earrings. If you decide to go with loosely dropped hair I would settle for a statement ring and a stand out multi-colored or ethnic necklace.