A look generally reserved for biker chicks and perhaps sexier members of The Matrix, leather shorts have recently hit the fashion scene—and they’re totally chic! Popularized by celebs from Alexa Chung to Ashley Greene, and bloggers like Rumi Neely of fashiontoast, this style is perfect for all you fashionistas looking to add a bit of trendy edge to your spring outfits.
as seen on the front page: Sienna Miller, pauline, and a look from the Paper Crown lookbook -————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
Wear With: Cozy Layers
If it’s still cool where you live, take a hint from Rumi and Alexa. Wear leather shorts with chunky cropped sweaters, furry jackets, trench coats, or tights. Keep the look relaxed and avoid wearing much other leather—need I mention The Matrix again?
Wear With: Airy Pieces
As we slide into summer, leather shorts are a great way to keep your edge on a hot day. Take a hint from Chictopians nicolewarne, rosieglow, and thevagabond. Feminine accents keep the look staying chic…instead of hard-core.
Fast-fashion stores like Forever21 and H&M are bound to have some leather styles—and they’ll likely be on sale as it was a big fall trend! If you’re looking for a (possibly?) better quality short, I recommend Urban Outfitters or Topshop. For those of you who only buy designer (I envy you), or who have a higher credit card limit, Net-A-Porter has some gorgeous pairs.
None of those stores really your style? Maybe you’re into thrifting….in which case, go for it! Even if you don’t usually thrift, checking out your local Goodwill or Salvation Army will save you money and you’ll be surprised what you can find—maybe even exactly what you’re looking for.