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

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!



Vanessa Jackman

Tip: Wear a leather vest over a flirty minidress.

Back-Paneled Dress


A Love Is Blind

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

Bright-Colored Jacket


Vanessa Jackman

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

Open-Back Dress


Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème

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

Shell Top


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!

Stefanie Biggel Leather Shorts ($346)

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

Vince Embossed Leather Vest ($537)

This vest would be perfect over a white lace dress.

Article& Jordan Coated Dress ($59)

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

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

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

Need Supply Open Back Tank ($58)

We can totally see Kate Bosworth in this sleek tank.

Wyatt Orr Columbia Top ($412)

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

Topshop Cracked Leather Mini Skirt ($178)

Style this skirt with a silky button-down shirt.

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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