There’s no way we’ll be waiting till May to don a pair of shorts. And with fall’s new crop of shorts in leather, our actions have never been so defensible. Paired with ribbed tights and a loose-fitting trench, these are the perfect uniform for crunching leaves or running through the season’s inaugural drizzle. Dress them down with ballet flats or pair with heels for a night in the city. As leather gets better with every wearing, just think of this as an investment: you’re simply getting them ready for a reinvention come spring.