While driving in my Purple Haze Mini Cooper the other day I thought to myself: I would be cooler if I were sporting some driving gloves right now. I could be like Mod Squad blond vixen Emma Peel! Ok, it's official: I'm getting some. Originally, these accessories served a functional purpose, providing a better grip on the wheel for speed racers. Now they serve a functional and fashionable purpose, providing me with a better grip on looking cool while cruising town. As if it was possible, these would look even more fresh while complimenting a modern motorcycle jacket. As well, a light hued pair can carry over into Spring; Rodarte sent models down their runways wearing these cooler-than-thou gloves. Here are my picks.
Bloomingdales Napa Leather Driving Gloves with contrast cognac leather trim, in a rainbow of colors, $35, available here.
Portolano Fingerless Leopard Driving Gloves, $220, available here.
Juicy Couture Driving Gloves With Heart And Bow, $115, available here.
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Kenneth Cole Stormy Leather Black Driving Gloves, $68, available here. These aren't of the traditional variety but they are too cute to pass with this long knit cuff detail — great for cruising in extra chilly weather.
Leather Gloves Online Lambskin Driving Gloves, $58.95, available here.