Leather shorts are the warm-weather cousin to leather pants. Perfect for the summer months when it’s too hot to pull on a pair of those rock ’n‘ roll leggings, they’re an easy way to add a cool factor to your outfit. Fashion girls have been wearing them for years and have some pretty interesting ways of styling them.
We dug through street style images to see the most fashion-forward ways to wear the trend. One of our favorite tricks includes pairing them with a corset top—arguably this season’s standout trend—over a button-down shirt. Or try a high-waisted pair with a cropped off-the-shoulder top—a cool way to wear them when temps are high. Want to see all of the ways fashion girls are wearing them?
Keep reading to see how to style leather shorts like a fashion girl, and then shop our favorite styles from Saint Laurent, Novis, The Kooples, and more.
Tap into one of this season's biggest trends by pairing a corset top with your leather shorts.
Want to wear leather shorts when it's hot out? Pair them with a cropped off-the-shoulder top.
Keep it simple by wearing a white button-down top and choosing standout accessories.
For a pulled-together look, top off your outfit with a tailored blazer.
Ground your look with a pair of leather ankle boots.
Style these shorts with a white tee and gold jewelry.
Leather shorts are the perfect item to transition into fall.
High-waisted shorts are a universally flattering fit.
Pair these shorts with a black top for a night out.
Wearing an eyelet print with leather makes a nice contrast.
Balance heavy leather shorts with suede mules.
An olive-green is a chic alternative to black leather.
Belts are one of this fall's biggest trends.
Tuck a graphic tee into leather shorts to achieve a more vintage look.
Black leather shorts are an easy staple to achieve a minimalist look.
Wear slides with high-waisted shorts for the weekend.
These shorts are an easy way to achieve a military-inspired look.
Pair these lace-up shorts with sneakers.
A must-have for the growing athleisure trend.
Never hesitate to get your shorts hemmed in for the perfect fit.
Throw on a lightweight sweater with leather shorts when transitioning into fall attire.
Small details, like the pattern along the hem of these shorts, can differentiate your outfit.
Fashion girls are all loving the ultra-flattering paper-bag-waist look.