STYLE GURU STYLE: Suede Parade

Summer may only be halfway over, but no one has told that to the dreamers of the world. This summer, fashion is making way for a full-blown bohemian revival; first fringe, now suede. If you loved the 1970s versions of fabrics and flares, then you’ll be pleased to see that these vibes have been modernly reimagined.

Rather than nostalgically putting a ’70s mood in the air, suede has become a big player in this year’s designer runway collections. Derek Lam has emerged to the forefront, reinventing the classic fabric with a sophisticated twist. Topstitched suede contrasted with combinations of lilac, violet and denim swept the runway; gently leaving a retro mood behind. Thus, proving that the ultra soft leather isn’t just for shoes and bags.

For anyone in the midst of a stylistic wave of un-inspiration, suede tops and bottoms can be a fresh, new way to shed light on your authenticity and individualism. Reclaim your inner bohemian by hitting the streets with drops of suede this season. Sleek and modern, rich earth tones such as toffee, emerald, rust and smoky gray are essential for suede to look appropriate during the summer.

My outfit includes a dessert toned slip top and a moto-denim pencil skirt. Pairing lightweight, strappy styles that drape appropriately over silhouettes with casual denim lend an understated sophistication to any style. Undeniably urban, cut-out ankle boots with silver buckles slung across the sides add a polished cool look to the outfit. Their low cut shape makes them effortlessly chic and ideal for warm weather months.

Whether you decide to add a modern twist to your ensemble by layering your suede top with a biker jacket and a pair of boots or feel elegant with a strappy suede top, this classic fabric adds a brilliant boho edge to any outfit. Suede is truly an investment piece that will stand out from the crowd and is a closet staple that’s suitable for any season.

Get My Look: 1. Suede top. 2. Denim pencil skirt. 3. Ankle boots.