I absolutely love the look of leather and am always looking for opportunities to incorporate its edginess into my outfits. I dabbled with leather shorts once before, with minimal success. Those shorts were a little too short and their shape wasn’t very fresh or original. Oh well. Live and learn.
When I started seeing leather track shorts pop up on Pinterest a few months ago, I got totally inspired again! But as you can probably imagine, the price tag on genuine leather shorts is a little ridiculous. Those puppies are a splurge. (Some options here and here.) But when I stumbled across this faux-leather pair, I knew I had to have them. Sure, they’re not as soft and supple as the real thing, but as far as looks go, they’re perfect. The one reason I’d be inclined to someday splurge on a genuine leather pair is because paired with tights, I can get a couple seasons of wear out of them. But for now, these babies work just fine.