Summer Suedes


With a little help from one of my nearest and dearest, I came up with a few ways to turn some of my favorite suede pieces into a summer statement piece! There’s a difference between summer and winter fabrics. Suede is typically used for thicker, warmer pieces of clothing, but some suede is actually very thin making it work for warmer weather. Tons of shoes (majority of mine) are primarily suede and the cut and color of the shoe determines which season it’s best for. Some even work for all seasons! There are even a few versatile garments made of suede that can be seasonal, although still very hot if the sun is strong enough. Suede is used for just about everything from jewelry to bags to hats to shorts… the list goes on and on.

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My outfit— Shirt: J.Crew || Skirt: Deja Vu || Shoes: Kenneth Cole || Necklace: Saks Off 5th || Meagan’s outfit— Romper: Amore || Blazer: Forever 21 || Shoes: Dolce Vita

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Meagan paired her open-toed tan booties with an easy, baby blue romper. The open-toe and fringed heel of the boot make them the perfect summer/fall shoe. The light color of the suede compliments the summer color in the romper. These booties are perfect with just about any outfit– ripped jeans and a cool vest, a casual dress, etc.    The tan color in Meg’s patterned blazer is complimented by her shoes and also makes a for a great transition for a day-to-night look!

My suede skirt, though black, is thin enough to be worn during in the heat. Especially if paired with a light and easy shirt! My coral lace brightens the skirt and makes the look more summery because the top is so breezy. A short bandage wedge is just casual enough to finish off this look. Dress a suede skirt with a plain tee or an intricate blouse to style it accordingly! The patterns for a suede skirt are usually pretty simple; the fabric is what makes it special. Mine just so happens to have fringe to make it unique.

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Necklace: local booth at JazzFest || Tee: H&M|| Jeans: Target

IMG_2152 IMG_2153 IMG_2155 IMG_2158 IMG_2159 IMG_2198 IMG_2201The cool thing about this necklace is that it’s actually leather, but if you flip it over, it’s a soft suede! The leather side is lighter than the suede side. The fringed necklace goes perfectly with Meagan’s fringe booties! I love this necklace with a simple t-shirt and jeans. The light-wash ripped denim is great for any event and the suede just makes it a little more dressy. The white tee balances the outfit out.

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Vest/dress: My Tribe || Shoes: Steve Madden || Earrings: Free People

IMG_2170 IMG_2173 IMG_2179IMG_2203 IMG_2182 IMG_2187 IMG_2186This suede-collared dress is actually a vest; it’s just so long that I could pull it off as cocktail dress (since I’m vertically challenged)! This vest is very wintery–the only way to pull it off during the summer, in my opinion, would be to wear it out at night with some summery heels, a bold lip, and an easy up-do or simple waves. The slick pony tail is always a go-to for me. If my heels were tan, they’d be much better to complete the look while attempting to make it summery! The netting on the top of the back makes the vest a little more breathable. This vest would also be cool for the summer if worn with black structured shorts, a silky top, and some gladiator sandals.

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Being cliche with Meggy is so much more fun than being cliche all by myself…

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