If you’re like me, your first thought when thinking of leather shorts is: sticky. Sticky thighs, sticky butt…. Sticky, humid, awful. And you’re rightish. I add ish because the beautiful part of leather shorts is the seasonally transitive properties (it wear summer and winter also) which pretty much doubles their wardrobe value, if you ask me. Something that looks just as amazing during the warmer months as it does all bundled up in the No-See months is like finding an bikini that doubles as high-performance workout gear and also a snow suit and sequin mini-dress. It’s priceless, and there aren’t many things as good at this as leather shorts.
Tights, no tights, leggings, no leggings, sheer, colorful, patterned – whatever you’re working with, leather shorts will work with you, too. Highly cooperative fashion, it’s a thing. (Not a thing.)
H&M Faux Leather Shorts, $24.95
There are so many different variations that it’s near impossible to find a pair I couldn’t see someone I know wearing. I’m not exactly a booty shorts kind of gal, so the classic, 5-pocket-esque style above is probably what I’d reach for, but I’ve also seen a lot of looser styles masquerading under the name “bermuda shorts.” The idea of “leather bermuda shorts” is more upsetting than the actual shorts, themselves, I promise.
1. Rules of Etiquette Faux Leather Bermuda Shorts, $52 2. Blank Denim Faux Leather Shorts*, $72 3. ModCloth One Faux The Road Shorts, $39.99 4. TopShop Lola High Waist Faux Leather Shorts, $60 5. ZARA Faux Leather Bermuda Shorts, $49.90
*The color of these shorts is labelled as “Coachella.” Doesn’t that just make you want to gag a little bit? I’d wear any of these with tights, boots, platforms, open toe wedges yeah, flat, booties… They’re too versatile not to at least play with for a little bit. After the gagging, of course.