I don’t claim to be an expert on anything. . .let alone wearing leather. What I do know is that I have about 50 pieces of leather and faux leather in my closet and I will wear it every chance I get. These shorts are so great because they are a nice casual cut- in fact if they were cotton they’d look like something you’d wear to the gym- cut off sweat pants. However, the combo of leather and the cut of the short lend it a little versatility.
So, the problem with leather in the summer is that , well duh- it’s HOT . . . and leather doesn’t exactly keep you cool. I vote for leather crop tops, shorts, mini skirts and “wet look” leggings. (They look like leather but are more breathable and light weight and achieve the same look.) Here is my favorite pair of “wet look” leggings from Windsor: $19.90. (I wore a hole in my first pair I wore them so often!) Pair a little leather with something summery to keep it cool! Hope this helps keep you ladies edgy in the warm weather!
I threw this look together in about 5 minutes before picking up my car from the shop, and dinner with the parentals. I just tossed on this over-sized long sleeve boyfriend tee (light weight and so comfy) and some elastic waist leather shorts (who are we kidding, I need to give myself a little tummy room if I’m going to eat some fried chicken and mashed potatoes.) I jazzed it up with some dainty gold necklaces, my turtle shell Michael Kor’s watch and some nude heeled sandals. Voila!
I am loving this dainty necklace stack (It’s two necklaces, see product details below) from H&M. It’s light weight and small enough for every day wear and jazz up a tee like I did with this look, or would look great with a cocktail dress!
I went for a more natural makeup look for this outfit because 1. I was just going for “casual cute” and 2. I was in a hurry! Lashes are Ardell “Demi Whispies”. These are my fave lashes and are typically $12-13 for a 4 pack at Sally’s, but you can order them on Amazon with free shipping for about $8.
//Lips: Liner, Mac- “Soar”. Lipstick: Mac, Matte- ”Pink Plaid”//
This is literally my fave lip combo because I can wear it on days I want to do a more natural look, like today- or on a fancier day. It’s so versatile, and I’m always down for a little pop of pink!
- // Gold Necklace with Stone Pendant, H&M- $5.95// MultiStrand Gold Necklack, H&M (Similar)- $12.95//
- //Leather Shorts (Save) Sheinside, $9.99, (Splurge) Rag and Bone Pleated Leather Shorts, $795. (I could never spend that much on a pair of shorts but these are amazing!)
- // Over-sized white Tee, Naked Wardrobe, “The one and only Perfect T”, $28//
- Lace up Heeled Sandals, Similar- (Save) JustFab, Zetta Lace Up Sandal, $39. OR (Splurge) Nordstrom, “Leah” Lace up Sandal, on sale, $251.25
(The shirt I’m wearing is from Naked Wardrobe and although they no longer have it in stock, I love the material- it’s so soft and lightweight. I wanted to give you an alternative from the same retailer!