Thursday, August 25, 2011

WEARabouts: Leather Shorts

Wherever your WEARabouts a pair of black leather shorts can turn any look into a confident and edgy ensemble. Pick a pair that has a relaxed fit and high waist in order to look sexy, sleek and stylish. You can wear leather shorts all year round - just cover bare legs with tight when the weather turns cold. Adding an impact to romantic lace, graphic tees, classic patterns and signature tops a pair of leather shorts is the perfect bottom for adding luxe texture to any outfit. Try out my looks below to inject an edge into your style this fall.

Looking for the perfect leather shorts? This pair from Diesel has a great style and price, $117, available at SSENSE.

1) Glamorous With Spikes

Clear Spiked Top by Sass & Bide, Faux Leather Shorts by Cheap Monday, Boots by Senso, Watch by Michael by Michael Kors and Claw Ring by Miss Wax

A signature top with accents of clear spikes adds a glamorous edge to these leather shorts. Add a another luxe texture in a pair of black pony hair ankle boots to keep legs long and the color palette simple (no need to over complicate a look that already makes a bold statement). A watch and statement making claw ring are simple accessories that add to this luxe look without detracting from the showstopping top. Perfect for wearing to concerts, night clubs or late night events you'll be sure to attract attention in this modern nighttime look.

A close-up look of the signature Sass & Bide clear spikes.

2) Romantic With Lace

Camel Jacket by Express, Lace Top by Express, Feather Brooch by Arden B., Faux Leather Shorts by Cheap Monday, Boots by bebe, watch by Michael by Michael Kors

Adding cream lace and natural feathers softens the black leather and creates a chic feminine style appropriate for daytime style. Add a pair of opaque or sheer black tights to wear this look throughout the fall and winter. Another look that proves multiple textures make the look high end without the high end prices. Pair this outfit with a metallic manicure and a long fishtail braid for a sweet romantic style that still incorporates the edge of leather.

Old boots can get a new life when paired with the right pieces.

3) Classic With Tweed

Tweed Jacket by Express, Blouse by Arden B., Faux Leather Shorts by Cheap Monday, Necklace by Vera Wang for Kohl's, Lorissa Pumps by Sam Edelman

A Chanel-inspired tweed jacket with body shaping seams adds a traditional pattern that tones down the modern leather. A necklace with bling and gunmetal spiked heels add statement making elements that create a bold signature style. Another plus is this look can go from day to night just by taking off the tweed jacket.

Spiked nude pumps add a leg-lengthening impact.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style


  1. Love the outfits!!