How To Wear Leather In Hot Weather (It Can Be Done)

How To Wear Leather In Hot Weather (It Can Be Done)
Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème

The idea of wearing leather on a hot summer’s day sounds about as delightful as sporting an open-back dress in the dead of winter. That said, we do know a trick or two about the subject of today’s slideshow: warm-weather leather. Scroll down for six stylish (and cool) ways to wear leather in the summer, and shop our favorite pieces along the way!

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Tip: Wear a leather vest over a flirty minidress.

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    Back-Paneled Dress

    PHOTO: A Love Is Blind

    Tip: Choose a top or dress with only a panel of leather.

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    Bright-Colored Jacket

    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Tip: Try a leather jacket in a bright hue, like green!

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    Cropped Pants

    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Tip: Experiment with a pair of cropped red leather pants.

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    Open-Back Dress

    PHOTO: Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème

    Tip: Try an oxblood, back-baring leather dress.

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    Shell Top

    PHOTO: Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème

    Tip: Opt for a short-sleeve shirt with a leather shell.

    Scroll down to shop our warm weather leather picks!

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    Stefanie Biggel Leather Shorts ($346)

    It doesn’t get much cooler than bright orange leather shorts.

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    Vince Embossed Leather Vest ($537)

    This vest would be perfect over a white lace dress.

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    Article& Jordan Coated Dress ($59)

    Sleeveless and lightweight: a warm-weather leather recipe for success.

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    River Island Light Blue Leather-Look Mini Skirt ($50)

    We’ve been itching for a faux leather skirt in a pastel hue!

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    Need Supply Open Back Tank ($58)

    We can totally see Kate Bosworth in this sleek tank.

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    Wyatt Orr Columbia Top ($412)

    A leather-trimmed sheer tank is a stylish way to beat the heat.

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    Topshop Cracked Leather Mini Skirt ($178)

    Style this skirt with a silky button-down shirt.

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    Zara Faux Leather Dress ($36)

    We can’t wait to wear this ladylike frock out on the town.

    Do YOU wear leather (or faux leather) in the summer? Share in the comments below.

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