Leather Shorts: Love ‘Em Or Leave “Em?

It was almost a year ago exactly when we covered the leather shorts trend. However, over the last year, the styles and options have grown quite a bit. Quilted, speckled, high-waisted and low, leather shorts are showing up everywhere this fall — and everyone has a different opinion of them.

It appears there is no middle ground with leather shorts — they just don’t have a “meh-ness” to them. We’ve heard everything from “fug” to “love” to “They look good on models.” I love the way Annika would style them: “I’m so team leather shorts…

I do like the idea of leather shorts worn with tights and super sexy platforms during the winter. I’d wear a pair with a blazer or anorak.

” Kate and Simcha both love the idea of leather, but they’d rather stay in the skirt realm. Me? I love ‘em so much I went out and grabbed a pair. Styled them with a sheer shirt buttoned all the way up and a hard shouldered blazer; and you know what? My man loves them. What do YOU think?

More details after the jump..

I do like the idea of leather shorts worn with tights and super sexy platforms during the winter. I’d wear a pair with a blazer or anorak.

Styling tips:

  • Pair shorts with sheer or opaque tights lets you show leg with out being over-exposed
  • Rock a short short with chunky platforms or an oxford shirt rather than a stiletto to keep the look playful
  • Work with your body type: curvy — get on the flat front high waist to show off those lovely lines. Straight — go with a drapey or A-line style
  • Go vegan: pleather is not what it used to be! With a great feel and generally a cheaper price point, faux leather is a great alternative. Check out Rachel Roy’s pleather pair for $99!
  1. 3.1 Phillip Lim, $575
  2. Acne, $653
  3. Top Shop, $135
  4. Tibi, $585
  5. Sandro, $400
  6. Sandro, $400
  7. TBA, $227
  8. Rachel Roy, $99
  9. Diane Von Furstenberg, sale price $222.50
  10. Tibi, $585
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