Last week I introduced the first of my style posts with the girls from TwentyThirtyForty.net. They visted from Chicago and helped me demystify some of those 'how do I wear this' pieces in my wardrobe. I've been bedeviled by pair of 3.1 Phillip Lim leather shorts that I picked up at Feature Boutique a while back. Buttery soft but tough to style, they've barely seen the light of day!
Well. Arlene and Brandon wasted no time getting me into these babies. We gave them the Annie Hall treatment to tone down the inherent 'yow!' factor (they are, admittedly, a pair of black leather shorts). A crew-neck sweater---this one is by Line Knitwear and I'm obsessed--and a pair of mannish yet elegant tuxedo flats walk the line between refined, playful, and badass.
Then remained the question of 'What to do while wearing a pair of leather shorts?' I decided to let my hat lead the way in this case. A little bit Scott Joplin plus a smidge gold rush saloon, this topper suggested that a ragtime serenade was required. Sure my skills were a bit rusty, but attitude makes up for many a technical deficiency, and hat + leather shorts = attitude in spades!