Svelte Suede

by Amanda Jean Harris

The versatile leather revival

A simple shape takes on new life with leather. Both rich and rugged at once, suede (and a slew of faux varieties) can look both feminine and tough, uptown or downtown. We round up the most fabulous of them all whether you’re looking for retro fringe or a modern take on the statement skirt.

Suede bells from Brother's on the Blvd. are a sure way to make a splash. Add a big sweater and floppy little hat for a look that turns heads while comfy enough for lounging.

The must-have mini suede skirt with snaps in a rich brown color will work year round. Add tights and a turtleneck to this skirt from Hemline when cold weather hits.

At Maven Womenswear you’ll fi nd a storm of trends — fringe, cape and suede — all in one dress. Just add turquoise necklace and you’re ready to roll.

A figure-flattering vest from Vertage is an easy way to add suede to everything from little cotton dresses to torn up denim.

Park Lane does the suede trend with serious panache in this multi-colored skirt in shades of the season. Absolutely hot when paired with an over-the-knee boot.