Okay, it’s not really shorts weather yet. But I live in Dallas and I just can’t wait much longer! If you’re still waiting for the heat to turn on in your neck of the woods, you could try the tights underneath style (but few people can pull it off, so proceed with caution). It’s better to wear leather shorts in the spring anyway, though (they can get a little sticky in the summer, but most of these are lined so you should be good to go even then!).
Mackage Black Leather Ibbie Stretch Shorts: To ensure the highest level of comfort, these stretch shorts come with an elastic waistband (take that as an excuse to eat those last few bites of lunch!). On Ssense for $320.
A.L.C. Smith Shorts: There’s nothing as chic as black leather, so I wouldn’t blame you for going with the Mackage pair. But if you have a flair for the dramatic, fire red is the best for show. On Farfetch for $790.
Proenza Schouler Seafoam Green Pleated Leather Shorts: Seafoam green gives these leather shorts a ladylike sheen, making the hefty material seem sleek and fresh. On Ssense for $1,460.
Rag & Bone Portabello Shorts: There’s something about distressed brown leather that makes me want to throw on an Indiana Jones fedora and head off into adventure. At Barneys New York for $440.
Theory Lura Leather Shorts: One of the best things about leather shorts is their ability to go high or low – wear them with dress shirts, t-shirts, blazers, you name it! At Saks Fifth Avenue for $297 (from $495).