Fashion Fix: Leather shorts

08 October 2010

There's always one trend that divides fashion critics and this season, it's leather shorts that's splitting the crowd. Some think they're the cool girl's alternative to a skirt, whilst others say they're strictly for teenie boppers and their youthful pins. But two ladies who threw caution to the wind are Alexa Chung and Caroline Sieber, who trotted both out the trend during Paris Fashion Week.

La Chung's interpretation, which she wore to the Louis Vuitton party, looks snug yet oh-so-of-the-moment thanks to the chunky knit and those adorable kitten heels, while Ms Sieber's super-chic leather shorts and Chanel tweed jacket combo left us green with envy at the Miu Miu S/S '11 show earlier this week.

Ok, some might say that the girls' super toned legs are what make this look work, but we disagree. Bare legs may be best left to those brave folk among us, but teamed with thick woolly tights and ankle boots, leather shorts are a cute alternative for a winter look. For an evening take on the trend, just match your tights to your shoes to elongate and flatter your stems. Plus, avoiding low necklines, a la Caroline and Alexa, will prevent any, er, unwanted attention! Check out how to get the look below....
- Lily Russo 


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