August 28th, 2012

Need It Now: Leather Shorts.

I love shorts. They straddle cool, practical, casual, corporate – ticks all the boxes.

Leather shorts are on another level – it’s the texture, the Kate Moss effect – done right they are Da Bomb.

I was wearing them in April before the weather turned and am ready to bust them out again.

Best in neutral – black, beige, tan – I prefer them styled Alexander Wang style with an oversized knit or worn dressier with a blazer and heel.

Opt for a style that has some structure – waist band, pockets, pleating – and buy them so they hug not snug your body. Yes, they will give a little (not as much as pants) but these aren’t booty shorts – you want a classic sports luxe silhouette.

Hot Buys.

CLICK TO BUY: 1. Vila Leather Look Shorts from Asos, $48.80; 2. May Newry Leather Shorts from General Pants Co., $199; 3. Viparo Black High Waisted Pleated Leather Shorts – Footloose, $189.95.

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Shorts With A Difference.

CLICK TO BUY: 1. Shakuhachi Tie Dye Leather Zip Shorts from The Iconic, $300 (tie dye); 2. Emma Cook Metallic Sheen Leather Shorts from Matches, £230. NOW £92 (metallic); 3. Blue Valley Stud Leather Shorts from Asos, $97.59 (studded); 4. Helmut Lang Laser Cut-Out Leather Shorts from Matches, £355. NOW £176 (cut-out).



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