Thrifted Looks: Lederhose

I’m a firm believer that fashion is what you make it. I mean after all I live in New York City….where individuality is flaunted and encouraged. So I couldn’t wait to “flex my creativity” and rock these light blue shorts I found on my last trip to the Housing Works BUY THE BAG Sale.  They’re called Lederhose (the suspenders kinda gave them away….ok, call me “Gretel”) and they are leather shorts steeped in the German tradition.

I paid about .89 cents for the shorts, and thought they’d be perfectly complimented by my navy velvet J. Crew blazer that I recently had tailored, and I’m always looking for an excuse to wear. Add a white tee from Target, navy tights, some sparkly pumps….and this monochromatic look is complete.  Durable. Versatile. Fun. For jewelry I could have easily gone with white gold, but opted to deviate from the cooler palette and added a touch of chic with a simple coin pendent and necklace and a yellow gold bracelet watch.

I mean…who says you have to wear things in the traditional sense? It’s all about thinking outside the box and making something your own. Tell me…what do you have in your closet that you could give your own spin?