How to Survive Wearing Suede in Summer

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Every season there are new ridiculous trends emerging on the fashion scene. Some are unnecessary (chokers?), some kinda ugly (my beloved culottes) and some are just plain dumb (micro mini bags). But if you’ve been reading my blog for some time you know those trends are my favourite ones. The ones that have people talking, the unconventional ones, the ones you would never think of.

Suede mini skirt paired with off-shoulder top on A Handful of Stories.

This particular trend could literally kill you. Exciting, right?! This summer one of the prominent trends is wearing winter fabrics like leather and suede. Now you could wear a full suede jumpsuit on a hot day and work your stylish look as you’re working up a heat stroke, but we all agree that is batshit crazy and you could die.

Suede mini skirt paired with off-shoulder top on A Handful of Stories.

So how do you wear suede in summer without sacrificing your life and also your makeup (cuz it will melt off)? Well, here’s an idea. Take a suede miniskirt. Pair it with airy pieces. Voila! Bonus points for baring your shoulders. +fashion factor -tan lines

Suede mini skirt paired with off-shoulder top on A Handful of Stories.

So how’s that for overcomplicating a simple ootd post today? Now SHOP DAT ISH BELOW.

Suede mini skirt paired with off-shoulder top on A Handful of Stories.

How do you style suede this summer?


Photos and editing by Natalia Karpova

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  • Happinessatmidlife

    Love the boho style of this outfit!! I think having an a-line skirt really helps rather than something fitted.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


    • Thank you Alice 🙂 True, a fitted skirt could be unbearable in this weather.

  • Beautiful XO!! Thank you so much for sharing with #LINKUPWITHLISA @

  • I have a faux leather mini skirt that I am thinking of bringing out this summer!
    Thanks for linking up!
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    • I have one too and I keep wearing it throughout summer. I even occasionally wear my leather midi, but that can get tricky. Does it get really hot in summer where you live?

  • Carly

    I love how forward you write!

    Definitely ideal to pair a thicker fabric with a thinner fabric and your look is lovely!
    Dresses & Denim

  • nicole simonetti

    This is such a gorgeous look. I’ve been nervous about wearing suede in summer but this look is giving me some serious inspo! x Nicole |

    • Thank you Nicole, do share your look if you try 🙂

  • You always think and wear outside of the box but that is what sets you apart. Looking lovely Yana.
    Rachel xo

    • Thank you for always leaving the nicest comments Rachel 🙂

  • Lanae Bond

    Suede is something that I usually associate with fall or winter. So wearing it in summer sounds a little crazy. I love how you paired your suede skirt with the white top. I wearing a white top or flowy blouse will balance well with the hot suede.

    • Thank you 🙂 A little crazy never hurts an outfit!

  • You look like a supermodel. Gorgeous top and shoes! {Stopping by from The Pleated Poppy linkup.

    • Thank you for your kind comment Claire! My awesome photographer is the main reason these look so good 🙂

  • What a fun post to read, love your sense of humor, and your style too! I’ve been loving the suede trend, and love your outfit. The off the shoulder top looks great with the suede skirt.

    • Thank you Rachel, glad you like this look 🙂

  • Yana, you have my kind of humour! I have seen more suede on the Zara website, and I do really love what you are wearing . Those shoes are killer! ( in a good way!)

    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday


    • Thank you for hosting your amazing link up Jess 🙂

  • Fun article! Love your sense of humor, and your style! That mini skirt and those shoes look fabulous!

  • Lizlizo

    Great post, Yana! I was just thinking about how suede is so on trend right now but then wondering how to pull off such a fabric in this heat wave. These are some great tips!

    – Liz Lizo

    • Thanks Liz 🙂 A mini skirt is about as much suede I can bare on a hot day.