Stripes & Leather

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 thoughts on “Stripes & Leather

  1. FashionEdible

    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 😉

    1. Baubles to Bubbles Post author

      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!

    1. Baubles to Bubbles Post author

      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 🙂

    1. Baubles to Bubbles Post author

      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.


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