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Hell for leather

I must admit to being kind of envious of anyone who can pull off leather in a daytime ensemble (except leather jackets, which these days are pretty standard fare).  I think I have something of a fashion split-personality since, as much as I love pretty dresses, I also love the more rock/grunge trends – studded boots, beanies, ripped denim and flannel shirts all feature in my wardrobe and are perfect for more casual days.  I’ve long lusted after adding a pair of leather shorts to my repertoire but I’m not sure I could pull them off.  Who else but Olivia Palermo could rock leather shorts whilst walking the dog? Not me, that’s for sure.   I’m definitely not convinced that dogs and items of clothing that require professional cleaning are a good match.

Leather trousers have also had dalliances in the fashion spotlight recently.  Personally I adore my AA Disco Pants and wet look leggings but I don’t know I’m brave enough to go leather.  I’m definitely not sure they’d work in the current heatwave (please let it continue!) Some of the images on Lookbook make me wish I was a bit more daring with my fashion choices (or that I had the legs of most of the Lookbookers in the leather trouser-ed outfits!)

img credit: lookbook.nu
After all the considerations, two leather products I am dedicated to, and don’t have to worry about fitting my bum in, getting dog dribble on, or impending heatwaves, when wearing, are leather handbags and leather shoes (check out some lovely ones I’ve seen in Hobbs).  

These days I find that leather shoes are a much better investment than ‘man-made’ shoes – they’re more comfortable and they last a whole lot longer.  The same goes for handbags.  I love the quality and feel of a leather handbag, and it feels like an investment rather than something that’s going to end up in the bin a few months later.


Do you own leather shorts or trousers? Are you dedicated to leather shoes and handbags?

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4 comments

  1. I have pleather trousers and shorts and a top. Not great in this heat but fun to wear and mix up. Usualky I only buy leather or suede shoes because they last longer. look at annalouelliot her way of wearing leather is second to none Try it!

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  2. The leather shorts that Olivia Palermo is wearing are gorgeous! I think that the leather shorts look much nicer than the full length trousers - for some reason they are very overpowering and if styled incorrectly can look terrible. I agree with you about leather shoes - they may be pricier, but they will last a considerably long time and are always super comfortable.

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  3. I saw a pair of leather (ok, pleather) trousers in the Zara sale a couple of weeks ago and I had to look the other way as there is no way I could pull them off - kind of tempted to go back and try them on though x

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  4. They look really nice!
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