I often get questions from readers asking me about ways to incorporate leather pieces into their summer wardrobes. Sounds near-impossible, but it’s actually easier than you think. Last month, I stopped by the stunning Danier store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre to show Carolina, how it’s done.
There are three rules I follow when trying to pull off this look. Read them after the jump!
1. Stick to looser silhouettes
When wearing leather or suede during these hot days of summer, it’s important to wear items that fit loose, and drop away from your body. You want to avoid the clingy outfits that will cause you a lot of discomfort. Instead, choose baggy shorts and tunics, skirts that flare out, and sleeveless tops.
2. Don’t wear black
Black is the default colour that most people associate with leather, but these days, there are so many more options! While dark clothing in general tends to attract a lot of sunrays, making you sweat, lighter-coloured fabrics keep their cool. So unless you are allergic to colour, perhaps a cute orange leather dress, or a light pink leather jacket might just be the answer to your fashion prayers.
3. Go for mixed-media pieces
Perforated leather, lightweight suede, leather and jersey pieces – these are the perfect summer combinations that will look hot, but won’t make you feel like you’re melting. Danier has a great selection of mixed-media leather dresses, jackets, skirts, and more, that will keep you nice and comfy – on work days and weekends.
And there you have it, three easy ways to wear leather this summer. So tell me, do you think leather should be worn during the cool months only, or do you dare to rock it all year long? Share in the comments!
Photos and Video by Max Kopanygin