Style Advice of the Week

It’s finally starting to feel like summer here at UW-Madison. With spring florals all around on campus, I was looking for something a little different. As perfect as a spring skater dress is, there are ways to make that dress your own unique vision. Typically when we think of warm weather, we think bikinis and short shorts. For me, when I think of the onset of summer, I’m thinking leather.

I spotted this Fashionista rocking some statement leather pieces. Her caramel colored leather jacket is an amazing complement to her pastel blue skater dress with floral texture. She matched her jacket to a pair of brown leather boots with a slight heel, giving off a casual but flirty vibe. She kept her accessories simple with blue earrings and necklace and a hoop nose ring. I also loved that her glasses were a brown tone to match the brown leather in her outfit. While this ensemble is perfect for spring and summer, her daring leather pieces made her stand out on our large campus.

Leather can be difficult to pull off in the warmer season. If you think you will be frying in the heat wearing a jacket during the day, save the leather jacket for going out at night. Instead of a traditional black, opt for a caramel color for a softer look. Pair the item with matching boots for a casual look or sexy booties ideal for a date night or party. A floral skater dress finishes off the look as the perfect combination of girly and sophisticated.

Want to pull of leather in summer in a different way? Try a white, faux leather crop top that has delicate details with ripped jeans and stilettos for an outfit that is an even balance of edgy and feminine. Remember, leather doesn’t always have to look tough. This spring and summer, challenge yourself to reinvent the way you wear leather.


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