Friday, February 3, 2012

Fashion Friday - Lovely Leather?

Just bought THESE  leather shorts this week, and I can't decide whether I love or hate them?  I love them simply because they are a lovely toffee color and extremely supple and soft.  Even though they are faux leather, they feel like they are well-made and I love the cuffs at the bottom.  


However.....they are just a teensy high-waisted, and I can't decide whether it's flattering, or a la Jessica Simpson in her infamous high waisted "mom" jeans...


Now I do love me some Jessy Simps, but not loving this look so much.  And also, they are LEATHER shorts, do I look like I'm trying to be a biker chick or a rock star?  This could end up very bad.
So I decided to come up with my own interpretation of how to wear leather shorts best....

Lovely Leather
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9

I think it's important to pair edgier pieces (i.e. leather shorts) with feminine and girly pieces (i.e. blousy tops).  I thought these tops would fit the bill, and then added simple flats to complete the look.
And throw on a boyfriend blazer if it's chilly at night!
What do you think??


Also, here are some of my favorite fashionistas modeling their own leather looks :)


rachel-bilson-leather-shorts

 




Have you ever worn leather shorts?  Or would you consider it?
Check out tons more inspiring outfits today at Long Distance Loving, for Friday's Fancies!

XOXO

13 comments:

Ashley {styleash} said...

I am obsessed with my pair of leather shorts- they are surprisingly versatile. I love them paired with a feminine blouse. xx

Meagan :: Mo Pie, Please said...

I think you most definitely have the right idea here. You'll wear 'em perfectly!

Happy weekend!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I am LOVING these leather shorts!! and all 3 tops and flats you picked out for them!!

Happy Weekend!

Natalie said...

I love this post! Loving the outfits you put together. I have a pair of black leather shorts, and I just bought a pair of brown leather shorts that are really similar to the ones you just bought (got mine at Topshop). I keep going back and forth about how to wear both pairs! This is just the inspiration I needed. Have a great weekend! :)

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

I think when paired with the right shirt these shorts would make a great outfit!

smk053078 said...

Just Came across your blog from My Friday Fancies. So glad I did! I am your newest follower! Looks like we have the same taste in our fashion icons...LOVE all those girls and leather shorts...just not sure I could rock them...especially with the these white legs of mine! Bring Spring so i can get a tan! ;)
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Hannah said...

Ok, I have loved leather shorts since early last fall when I started seeing people wear them. I ordered the pair from Topshop that you posted, but I haven't worn them yet. It is warm enough here, but I feel like my legs are too pasty pale. I love all of the outfits with them that you posted. I'm your newest follower!
XO,
Hannah
www.hannahandbryan.blogspot.com

Delta Daisies said...

you could definitely pull it off! love those!

meghan said...

I like the third outfit that you posted from the celebrities (sorry I don't know who it is...I feel like maybe I should?). And of the shorts you picked, I think the ones on the left are my favorites...

Laura said...

I love leather shorts - especially with a blazer. Olivia wears them so well! :)

natasha {schue love} said...

I think when done right, this is a great look!! Love it with platforms!

Clare Christine said...

I think Jessica Simpson will be forever haunted by that picture... Regardless, I am generally a fan of higher waists...I think they are great and create a more flattering line for women, just a bit "cleaner". Love your spring outfits!! So happy I found your blog :) I hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a great week!!
Toodles,
Twirling Clare
twirlingclare.blogspot.com

Liesl said...

I'm not really a shorts gal, but they look great on so many others...so, no to the leather ones, as of yet! :)

Liesl :)