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.