Summer Suede That Won't Make You Sweat Your Face Off

Sometimes, fashion gives you a trend that dovetails perfectly with the season: Witness last fall's shearling obsession, or spring's swingy fringe. Other times, fashion gives you suede in the summer.

Trend forecasters have been predicting for a year now that this would be the summer of suede — and sure enough, the material is now lending '70s vibes to everything from nubuck necklaces to moto jackets. The only problem is it's hot as blazes out there. Is swaddling yourself in non-porous animal skin really how you want to roll on an 80-degree day?

Luckily, there's plenty of summer-friendly ways to wear suede (both real and faux). Ahead, we found airy tank tops, accent pieces, cute shortalls, and more suede that's guaranteed swelter-free.
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Spring's fringe trend is still going strong for summer — think of it as a natural aeration system.
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It's a cute, swingy tank, but — plot twist! — it's made in a super-lightweight suede.
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A lace-up front and flutter sleeve make this dress cooler than your average shift.
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Vintage-style suede skirts look summery in mint green.
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Turns out, hot pants aren't so aptly named; it's not easy to overheat in this style.
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The breeziest pant silhouette around is a natural fit for suede.
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If a suede vest is just a touch too boho-babe for your taste, try the look in a boxy shell top.
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These shortalls are open-back for maximum breathability.
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Featherweight and open-front: This is the only kind of suede jacket you should even consider this summer.
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A hands-free shoulder bag adds texture (not heat) to your look.