Let’s talk about suede! Suede is a type of leather with a fuzzy, napped finish, commonly used for jackets, shoes, fabrics, purses, furniture and other items. It’s softer, thinner and not as strong as full-grain traditional leather. Despite its smooth appearance it’s actually a very durable and tough fabric. And since it’s a form of leather it’s long-lasting. Suede might actually be my favorite fabric because it’s extremely versatile and softens just about every look in my opinion!
Now let’s talk about the best times to wear suede! Suede does have a fall feeling to it there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be worn during every season – especially Spring!!
Why You Should Wear Suede in Spring
Suede was, and pretty much has always been, one of the biggest trends for Fall and Winter. And I’m here to remind you with this outfit that suede shouldn’t go anywhere for Spring!
This BLANKNYC suede moto jacket has been one of my best purchases of all time. And I’m so glad that I’m able to make it work season after season.
Truth be told I’ve had MULTIPLE lighter-weight suede jackets in my closet for many years and they continue to be some of the most worn items I own! Suede is timeless and if you keep to classic silhouettes you’re guaranteed to have the pieces in your closet forever!
The weather in New York has been crazy and while I’m desperate to wear all my warm-weather favorites, most days it isn’t quite warm enough yet. This white camisole and maxi skirt combo is one of my favorite outfits for Spring and Summer, but since I can’t wear it on it’s own yet this suede jacket was the perfect addition making it the perfect early Spring transitional outfit.
And moto jackets are just one way to wear suede in Spring.
I wouldn’t pack away your suede skirts (especially minis) and suede handbags just yet either. When paired with light airy fabrics like I did here, suede skirts and bags are perfect for Spring and even Summer!
Another suede item I personally can’t wait to break out are my platform suede sandals!
They are the ultimate 70s inspired Spring shoe, yet can be styled with pretty much anything. Platform suede shoes and platform shoes in general are making a HUGE comeback. And I couldn’t be happier about the trend coming back! Even though suede is considered more of a Winter fabric when it comes to suede boots and shoes I tend to reserve them for Spring and Fall so that the bad weather during the Winter and salt on the ground doesn’t ruin them.
February NYFW really got me excited for Spring fashion, the runway fashion was super eye catching and everything I saw was luxe and rich with lots of texture and I can’t wait. Plus the street style was all really wearable and inspiring for real life outfits!
Are you just as excited about incorporating suede into your spring wardrobe as I am? Here are a couple Spring suede items I’m eyeing for my closet:
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Photos: Megan Zietz & Tracy Davis
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Taylor Aube says
This is such a cute look! I love the suede jacket and maxi skirt combo – so so cute!
I for one completely agree with you — especially for these early chilly Spring days, suede is ideal! I am dying over how you dressed it up here, love that olive color and the tank-maxi skirt combo is inspiring me. Beauty!!
Annie Fairfax says
This is such a beautiful look! I agree, suede is always appropriate, and you rock it well!
Absolutely gorgeous outfit. Perfect mix of organic patterns on skirt and animal print shoes. Love it !
I wish I owned that blank jacket. I’ve been wanting one for so long! Love the maxi skirt as well.
This is adorable! I love suede especially when it comes to shoes so I so agree!!
Erica @ Coming Up Roses says
I’ve had my eye on those BLank jackets for forever now…they’re SO gorgeous!!
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I’m completely obsessing over this entire outfit. The printed maxi skirt caught my eye immediately, and you were so brilliant to pair that olive suede jacket with it! Plus the mixed pattern with your flats is super cute! Can I just steal it all? Haha!
Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com
Great spring look, love the jacket.
Anna English says
Suede in the spring is perfect! I love this moto jacket.
Erin M says
I have that jacket in brown and love that you can wear it all year.
Loving that skirt! You can 100% wear suede in Spring!
I have been loving suede this year! I like the idea of taking it into spring, too! 🙂 I’ll have to give my booties some more loving this season. Thanks so much for sharing!
xo, Cate / thestyledteacher.com
Annie Mescall says
I’m dying for that suede jacket! I love suede and totally wear it year round.
That maxi dress is just beautiful on you! I agree, that jacket can be worn no matter what season it is!
Nicole Leffew says
I love the suede! This moto jacket is gorgeous on you! I love Blank NYC!
That suede jacket is gorgeous!!!! It’s perfect with this beautiful maxi skirt!
Love wearing Suede in spring! Such a gorgeous outfit! You look lovely!
I’m alllllll about suede for Spring! Great look babe! Xo, Jaime
I’ve been loving this jacket and debating it- you just sold me! XX, Donna
Adaleta Avdic says
Suede is the best, and I honestly do NOT have enough suede in my closet. I keep trying to down-size my closet, but they’re just so many different things I want to add. I have one cream suede jacket, and I’ve been trying to rock it more this season so I’ll do it now that I have your advice. I love your look by the way, and this olive jacket is GORGEOUS! xx Adaleta Avdic
I love how you paired the feminine maxi skirt with more edgy jacket – such a great look, especially for these chilly Spring days!
Elena Michelle says
you look gorgeous!!! i love this jacket so much. 1 in all 8 colors please!
xoxo, Elena Michelle
Marie Ernst says
Hellooooo outfit crush! You look stunning and I want to steal this maxi skirt from you!
Kelly @birdieshoots says
That jacket (heart eyes) I’m all for wearing suede in spring, it’s perfect for layering, especially on chillier mornings or nights!
obsessed with that skirt! and i love those leopard flats too!