STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Suede for the Summer

Suede has been fluctuating in and out of style for decades. Ever since last fall, suede has come back on the trend radar. The great news about its former, and now current, popularity is the fact that many people have donated their suede frocks to thrift stores! This is bad for them, but good for us. This Fashionista’s T-shirt dress is from none other than Goodwill. Why pay big money when you can find them for a bargain? If five dollars is still too steep of a price point, you never know if you’ll find one for free in your dad’s closet.

Suede in the summer can be quite the oxymoron. Heck, I don’t know how this Fashionista didn’t break out in a full blown sweat in our sweltering Florida heat. However, if you live somewhere that isn’t 100 degrees everyday, it is a great easy piece to throw on. Did I mention that it will also be an awesome transition piece for when the leaves begin to fall?

You can jazz up this dress with a statement necklace and heels for a night out. Or you can go more casual with a choker, heeled booties and a high ponytail just like this Fashionista. Either way you really can’t go wrong, because you’ll be glad to have this staple piece in your wardrobe, and even when it goes out of style you can keep it in your closet until it comes back in.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I love the versatility of this piece and the fact that it can go from being a man’s shirt into a woman’s dress. It gives it a fun edge and something that isn’t necessarily predictable.”