Leather might not be the first fabric that comes to mind when speaking of warm summer weather, but leather-lovers have many options in warm-weather clothing and accessories. Here are some of our top picks for summer 2016.
Colorful Clutches and Handbags
Your darker clutches and handbags can of course still be part of your all-season fashions, but keep things fun and fresh with vibrant colored leather. Add a pop of color with a leather handbag that contrasts with your neutral summer fashions, or to contrast with your colorful patterns and prints. Some of the hottest colors this summer include coral, fuchsia, aqua, and grass green.
Summer Leather Sandals, Stilettos, and Footwear
Leather is a fabric of choice for year-round footwear, but you can have a bit more fun with your summer selections. From patchwork and color blocking, to bold statement colors—select sandals, stilettos and footwear that make for comfortable, yet stylish summer footwear.
Lightweight Leather Outerwear
If you are searching for a stylish summer cover-up for early mornings, late nights, or to offset the drastic temperature change from outdoor heat to indoor AC—consider a lightweight leather jacket. For versatility select super soft lambskin hides, in light shades of white, grey, blue, and yellow.
Jewelry and Headbands
Printed and metallic leathers are hot this summer, and make for eye catching headbands, earrings, bracelets, necklaces—and mixed medium jewelry and accessories. Some are so creative, that at first glance you might not notice that they are leather. Summer is also an excellent time to accessorize with colorful statement belts that synch your waist when wearing flowing warm weather dresses—opt for skinny, woven, mixed medium, or the always in-fashion obi belt. You can even get away with a black belt to provide contrast and visual interest.
Leather blocking remains on-trend for summer 2016. From skinny pants that are a mix of leather and stretch, to lightweight skirts with leather ruffles, and tops that are a blend of leather and sheer—our flexible lamb hides make head-to-toe leather accents warm weather appropriate.
With the endless options for weight, color, texture, and finishes—leather remains on-trend all year-round. As always, pay special attention to cleaning instructions for any and all of your leather clothing and accessories. With just a few investments for maintenance and care, your leather fashions can be mixed and matched within your wardrobe for many seasons to come.