How to Wear Leather Shorts

You probably don’t normally think of wearing leather in warm weather, but leather shorts are surprisingly versatile and can be used to create tons of fun summer looks. They’re sleeker than denim versions and edgier than cotton ones. The key is all in the styling; add pumps and a blazer to a tailored black pair for an office-friendly outfit that’s both hip and polished, or style with a button-down shirt and brogues for a playfully masculine vibe. If you’re going for a sportier look, try metallic shorts plus a white tee and sneakers, or use color-blocking to make bright leather pop even more.

Shopping tips: Look for fresh details like lace, drawstrings and texture (I love perforation) to give this season’s shorts a twist, or opt for a classic black style that you know you’ll wear again and again. Keep in mind that leather shorts transition easily into winter too, and look awesome with tights and chunky knits. So basically, invest in a pair now and wear them year-round!

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