Most people think of suede as tacky, but with more and more designers promoting this trend (i.e. Ralph Lauren,) consensus shows that it is one of the hottest styles of today. If you find it hard to glamorize this reverse side of leather, then here are some tips that can help you wear (even rock) suede.
Contrast Makes it Chic…
The basic rule of wearing suede is to pair it with contrasting fabrics and textures. If you have the traditional brown suede, wear it with a lighter shade. Another way is to wear it with a different-textured fabric, such as silk or leather.
…but Suede on Suede Works too!
Pulling off suede on suede can be tricky, but it can be done! As with the golden rule of wearing suede, it is important to match it with contrasting palettes. The light and dark suede fabrics (as shown below) are vital to making the look successful.
Go for Another Color
While suede is widely available in brown, it comes in a variety of colors. For a safe yet chic look, choose a neutral shade – such as black. Give your work or play outfit a new lease in life by sporting black suede pants (such as below) instead of the usual leggings or slacks.
Crop is Cool
Crop tops are all the rage nowadays. But even if fall is upon us, you can still wear these belly-showing tops around town. The key is to put it with contrast colored pieces – such as high-waisted trousers or skirts. You can even wear it with a flowy dress.
Be Sexy with a Suede Skirt
Tired of the traditional skirts? Then make room for a stylish suede skirt. Its unique texture makes it a great piece to wear with a loose, flowy top. Put some strappy sandals on for a unique night attire.
Don a Suede Dress
Feeling adventurous? Then put on a suede dress! The key to pulling this look off is to choose a simple dress. Avoid those with tassels and frou-frous to prevent a tacky, wild west look. With this plain canvas you can go crazy with the styling and the accessorizing.
Suede is Good Outerwear
Since it is the reverse side of leather, suede is a good choice for warming outerwear. Match your suede coat with a light, flowy dress or your suede vest with a simple black maxi dress.