Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Conquering Leather Pants

Current autumn essentials- I can't put Leandra's book down!

Pants: H&M
Striped Tee: H&M
Blazer: H&M
Booties: Zara
Bracelets: Givenchy, Nordstrom
Rings: Topshop
Bag: Phillip Lim for Target
Lip Color: Nars Casablanca
Phone Case: Kate Spade

    I never knew a pair of pants could be particularly terrifying. Then I met leather oxblood pants, and things became sufficiently different. I still remember the first day I picked them up in H&M roughly a year ago, fingering their perfectly autumnal-hued pleather indecisively. Upon trying them on, I think my conversation with my sister went a little something like this:

    "Be 100% honest, do these pants make me look like an oxblood whale?"

    "They're fine. If you like them, hurry up and get them so we can get out of here."

    ...Or something of that nature. Obviously, I decided to take a chance on the potentially dangerous article of clothing. However, the pants were unfortunately doomed to the bottom of the pant stack in my wardrobe, due to my nerves about such a tricky item.

    As luck would have it, I was packing for Teen Vogue Fashion University two weeks ago, and rediscovered the unworn leather pants. Impulsively, I tossed them into my suitcase, deciding they might be worth a try. I mean, if you're going to wear any sort of risky fashion item, there's no place like NYC to give it a test run. Actually, I found that I got more compliments on the pants than any other piece I wore all weekend. Ditto when I decided to take the plunge of wearing them to school today.

    Long story short: that one piece that has sat lonely in your closet for months, unworn, tags still attached? Give it a chance. What was once a serial closet-space-waster may just become your new favorite shirt, or pants, or pair of overalls. (Seriously, go for it!) Take risks; you may just gain a cool new pair of oxblood pleather pants.

xo, Caroline


  1. Love your pants.
    Have a wonderful day.



  2. Amazing!!



  3. So obsessed with this outfit! And you wore those leather pants the last day of TVFU!