Where would I wear this?
That’s often the first question we ask ourselves as we twirl in front of the dressing room mirror, tempted by the item we’re trying on.
I threw that question out the window last fall when I clicked buy on these Karl Lagerfeld leather shorts.
I justified them by telling myself that refreshing my wardrobe with a separate (on sale, no less!) was more cost effective than buying multiple dresses for the holiday party season. But it turns out they were an even better investment than I had anticipated.
With the leather trend still in full gear and spring weather fluctuating between balmy and blustery, I wear these bad boys at least once a week, and for a wide array of occasions.
Here are ideas for wearing your new leather shorts this spring, and well into summer.
Weekend: Dress these bad boys down with a Kenzo-esque sweatshirt tee from Zara and Stuart Weitzman’s flat gladiator sandals. An iconic Proenza Schouler PS1 Pouchette in neon red gives this black and white ensemble a pop of color, while Joomi Lim’s crystal spike bracelet adds rock star polish.
Work: An animal print coat from keeps you toasty during chilly commute times while a pastel lasercut blouse softens the look. A 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli bag packs lunch and your iPad with style with space left over for these cap toe pumps if you’ve got a long walk ahead of you.
Date night: Drape this powder blue blazer across your shoulders to allow a barely-there sequined cami to flirt. Sexy, yet demure, single sole strappy sandals lengthen your legs, while a neon minaudiere adds juicy — and unexpected — pop.