Maybe we’re a little nuts — or begging for a heat stroke — but there’s something about leather that feels so right for spring. Give the look a chance: Paired with the right textures and silhouettes, this supple textile is seriously no sweat. Here’s how to play it cool when the temps start to rise.
Designer Tip: Skip basic black in favor of something brighter.
Moody hues will always rule the cooler months, but spring requires a lighter touch. Go for effervescent pieces like a metallic mini or neon-shock dress. You’ll get extra cred with a pop of perforated pastel. It’s a mega-trend on the street-style scene.
Shop It: Filippa K Leather Skirt, Jason Wu Leather Paneled Sheath
Editorial Advice: Don’t get mired in wintry silhouettes.
We know how much you love that killer moto, but you’ll be stuck inside a sauna if you try to wear it now. Balance the heat of a leather top by opting for a sleeveless silhouette that pairs well with whisper-light accessories. Even leather shorts are surprisingly wearable; we promise your legs won’t sweat it out.
Shop It: Glamorous Leather Look Crop Top, Y.A.S. Soma Leather Shorts
Styling Secret: Aim for office-ready sleek instead of after-hours edgy.
Have you ever noticed that office air conditioning tends to work almost too well? Ditch that cardigan you’ve kept at your desk for years, and slip into a sleek leather dress that takes off the chill. Be careful with this one: You want the look to say conference call rather than club queen.
Shop It: Selected Femme Elli Leather Dress
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