Stripes & Leather

9 Aug

I wore this outfit during a night out with my boyfriend in Cleveland a few weekends ago. He’s never been on board with my leather obsession, although I am constantly trying to prove my point. I’ve accumulated quite the collection (shorts, skirt, pants, sweaters, tops, trench coat) of leather pieces, but none ever seem to make him change his mind. When I informed him that my leather shorts were making the trip with me, he was less than pleased. First of all, I know I’m not the only one who thinks men don’t understand fashion. Second, I think the thought of anything leather reminds him of Cat Woman, or some other scantily clad women. As I’m typing this, I also remember a few notable times this year when my dad questioned my leather-sporting ways.

Black and White Striped Tank Top, Leather Shorts

When I paired my shorts with this boxy striped Madewell top, I think his level of concern went down dramatically. The key is to wear one leather piece, and make sure the rest of your outfit complements that one piece. I think once he saw this outfit put together and accessorized, he was reassured. While I still have a long way to go, I think we’re finally making progress! I do, however, think it will take a miracle to convert him (or any other male I know) to embracing my leather pants.

Leather Shorts and Ankle Strap Heels

Madewell Ridge Stripe Tank Top

Black and White Striped Tank Top, J.Crew Venus Flytrap Necklace

Striped Tank Top and Leather Shorts

Striped top and leather shorts

Top: Madewell (similar) | Shorts: Gianni Bini (similar) | Shoes: Lulu’s | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Bracelet: J.Crew (similar) | Necklace: J.Crew

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27 Responses to “Stripes & Leather”

  1. Lauren August 9, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    This is perfect and stunning! I love it!!

  2. wockyjabber August 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    Perfect pairing! You look very chic. 🙂

  3. FashionEdible August 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Haha! You made me laugh – I’m not sure how the hubs would react to a pair of leather pants. Not well, I imagine. You’re right, though – it all depends on what you pair it with. Kind of like my wedge sneakers which my husband calls snow boots. Sometimes you just have to wear it regardless of the naysayers 😉

    • Baubles to Bubbles August 12, 2013 at 11:24 am #

      Haha that’s so funny! I feel like we all have something in our closets that men just don’t understand. I’ve learned to let it go because they don’t know what they’re talking about!

  4. BookieModa Style August 9, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Molto bella! 🙂

  5. carascliche August 9, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    I love this look, there are some things men just don’t understand! For my husband it’s ankle boots haha

    xx Cara

    • Baubles to Bubbles August 12, 2013 at 11:26 am #

      Thanks, Cara! Haha that’s hilarious about the ankle boots. I don’t know about your husband, but my boyfriend always calls me out when I wear leather/anything else he doesn’t like. That doesn’t stop me though 🙂

  6. Stephanie August 10, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    Those shorts look great on you! Very chic!

  7. lcuyh August 11, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    You look great! I love it! xox

  8. Larissa August 11, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Great look.

  9. Casey Lindberg-Coghill August 12, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    I love this look! I saw some leather shorts at a boutique a while back and decided not to buy them, but I’ve regretted it ever since, and you have given me more reason to feel that way- LOL. Stunning! 🙂

    • Baubles to Bubbles August 12, 2013 at 11:28 am #

      Thank you, Casey! I hate when that happens! There are a ton of summer sales going on right now, and I saw some leather pieces on sale! Check out Piperlime, because they always have a great leather selection.

      • Casey Lindberg-Coghill August 12, 2013 at 11:33 am #

        Ohhh I’ll have to do that. 🙂 These summer sales are killing my bank account!

  10. Annika Lee August 13, 2013 at 4:41 am #

    Reblogged this on Stalking Style Will Never Ends.

  11. Ashley August 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Love this! The stripes totally add a casual and less s&m (ha!) element to the leather shorts! SO cute on you!


  12. ambernicoleinc August 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    Loving it! So cute!

  13. healthstyleandfashion September 10, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    I really like this outfit! You have great legs!

    • Baubles to Bubbles September 10, 2013 at 9:49 am #

      Thank you! That’s so nice to hear, because I’ve been slacking on my workouts lately 🙂

  14. Mauro December 12, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    I think your boyfriend is very lucky to have a girl like you that love leather!!!!

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