So back to my closet.... I feel in love with Isabel Marant's 'Sloan' and 'Shun' leather biker pants, but alas I fell in love a full year after they were released. With those written off, I took to the Balmain 'Moto' pants, but they far exceeded my budget. With keeping in mind that leather pants will go in and out of fashion, although there is no current hint of them being unpopular for a while, I decided I should be realistic with my spending and also invest in a pair that won't date as much as leathers that are more 'trendy' with loads of bells and whistles so to speak.
Above left: Isabel Marant 'Sloan' leather pants - photo credit www.denimology.com
Above right: Isabel Marant 'Shun' leather pants - photo credit www.netaporter.com
That's when I cam across the Vanessa Bruno Athe cropped leather pants on Netaporter (http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/165812). These just so happen to be very similar to the Isabel Marant 'Shun' pants albeit not a super tight, spray on version and without the leg zips. I was delighted. They are a flattering fit, classic in design, a good length for me (which is really rare), and the leather is luscious and soft. These pants also happen to match my other wardrobe basics perfectly.
Photo credits (above 2 images) www.netaporter.com
Photo credit www.sunriseflight.blogspot.com
Below are a few snaps of my outfit styling for the day. The weather has remained rather cool in Melbourne for this time of year and today was no exception with the temperature being mostly around 12 degrees with storms and a brisk breeze. So I thought the weather would suit this look. The outfit consists of the comfortable, slouchy wool 'Anders' knit by Isabel Marant teamed with my Isabel Marant Gava heels. It's very simple and relaxed look. I love the contrast of textures from the wool knit contrasting against the leather pants and then the raffia on the heels.