1.) High-Waisted Black Leather Shorts with Sheer Black Stockings: This trend was especially popular this fall and for good reason. The effect is totally Ukranian-model-goes-to-the-rock-show and very Daisy Lowe. When paired with fishnets for some reason the look veers into trashy territory, so stick with black hose. (Silence and Noise All Black Short $78 available at urbanoutfitters.com).
2.) Bleached Out Tight Denim: While I'm not usually a fan of washed-out denim, because I think that it's too casual, when fashioned into skinny shapes I think that it works. I especially love this pair with zippers on the bottom. This hue of denim works really well with the bright pops of color that are all the rage for spring, so if you don't have a pair in your closet invest in one. (Silence and Noise Color Ankle Zip Twig Jean $68 available at urbanoutfitters.com).
3.) Leggings/Pants Hybrid: Easier to pull-off than the leggings as pants trend that American Apparel sparked way back last spring (or even earlier), these leggings are made of pants material but cling to the body like a legging. These justify the whole you "forgot your pants" look. Some versions even have pants detailing like pocket outlines and rivets (very trompe l'oeil). I went into Co-op the other day and spotted at least 3 varieties of the trend, all of them in versions of black (my favorite of which is Current Elliot), but I also like this pair which is a jean/leggings hybrid. (BDG Foldover Denim Legging $38 available at urbanoutfitters.com).
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