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!
Tip: Wear a leather vest over a flirty minidress.
Tip: Choose a top or dress with only a panel of leather.
Tip: Try a leather jacket in a bright hue, like green!
Tip: Try an oxblood, back-baring leather dress.
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!
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.
Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)