The summer of suede

Twiggy Moli makes a case for the 70s favourite

By Twiggy Moli

With 70s fashion making a huge comeback, suede is a top ‘must have’ on every fashionista’s hit list. This season’s staple, along with denim, has been seen as a-line dresses, jackets, minis and trousers.

Now before this trend I would never have dreamed of wearing suede during the summer months. In my mind it’s just not ideal for the heat, and is more demanding as a fabric as it can’t be in contact with water. Little did I know that I could elevate my style with just a few basic pieces.

I’ve totally been feeling the natural/nude look when it comes to my make-up so I figured that I should incorporate this into my wardrobe too; neutral tones, browns, tans, camels, greys and gold. This season I really want to embrace different trends and see how they go with my every day style. With this look, I wanted to let go of my usual super tight signature look and go for a more relaxed, tomboy feel.

I paired soft suede culottes with a loose vest and added block heels to elevate this lazy, lounging-around outfit to a more sophisticated look. What I love the most about the look is that it can be worn in two different ways – the shoes dictate the level of sophistication and comfort depending on the occasion.

My suede culottes are light and comfortable and did not have me sweating throughout the day. Who says you can’t wear suede in the summer? Whether you go for a more structured, cool stiffness with your suede pieces or the more loose-fitting like mine, you genuinely can not go wrong with suede this summer.

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I can’t wait to purchase more suede pieces! I am totes eyeing a suede mini next!