Suede is the New Black: 6 Ways to Wear Fall’s Hottest Trend

Ladies, the pumpkin-flavored gods have answered your prayers, and fall is officially upon us! For regular citizens, this means cooler weather and the holidays approaching. But for collegiette fashionistas, fall 2015 should only mean one thing: suede. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Suede? The answer is yes. Suede is easily becoming one of the most desired textures of the season, and it’s a chic and affordable way to spice up your fall outfits. The '80s fabric is back and we’ve got you covered with some ways to suede it up without committing a fashion faux pas.


1. Keep it simpleTreat suede as a statement piece and don’t overdo it. Although it’s a good way to kick your outfits up a notch, a minimalist mentality will go a long way. If you decide to wear a suede pencil skirt to your staff holiday party, remember to stay away from printed tops. A white, long-sleeved crop top will make your suede ensemble look completely effortless, crisp and chic.


2. Be daringAlthough it’s important to keep it simple, it’s also worth taking a risk with suede. A good way to go about this is by purchasing a suede shift dress in a darker hue. This look can be easily taken from day to night. For a day in the office you can pair the dress with flats and a nice blazer. If you’re thinking about using it for a night out on the town, then pair it with strappy heels and minimal jewelry.

3. Start off with a hatIf a suede skirt or top makes you feel intimidated, it’s okay because you can work your way up. During cooler days stick to your usual outfits like jeans, T-shirts and leather jackets, but finish your look off with a suede fedora. This look will make you look Pinterest-worthy and it’s an inexpensive purchase. Hint: Forever 21 has a variety of suede fedoras available in all shapes and sizes for less than $20.

4. Outerwear for the winWith the colder weather slowly approaching, it’s probably time to invest in a new jacket anyway. Why not invest in a jacket that is sure to be fashionable all season? Lucky for you, these jackets come in all styles. From moto to aviator jackets you can be sure to find one to fit your style.

5. Try some suede bootiesBooties are always a fashion player, but suede booties are the real MVPs. You can rock these babies with leggings, jeans, dresses and skirts — basically, you can’t go wrong. Stores like Charlotte Russe have fashionable booties in stock in every color from khaki to black. If you want these booties to last you the entire season then avoid wearing them on rainy days. Suede is a sensitive fabric that can be ruined easily with improper use and maintenance.

6. Suede handbags are a thing and totally cuteCan’t find a cute suede dress for your first date with the cutie from chemistry? Don’t worry. Wear your favorite little black dress and accessorize with a suede handbag. The best part of the suede bag is that it doesn’t only have use for special occasions but can also be used as an everyday bag.

You’ve officially graduated from How to Wear Suede 101! Time to use the skills learned and apply them in the real world (a.k.a. on campus and downtown). 'Tis the season to get your suede on!


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