Summer Suede

Summer Suede

As we get older I think we get less influenced by trends and spend the big bucks on investment pieces for our “Wardrobe of Greatness”.  Well that’s how it should be.  We are talking classic pieces that will stand the test of time….. forever stylish.

Now don’t get me wrong, I eagerly await to see what styles and trends are coming our way each season and I am passionate about fashion but I just choose more wisely these days.

Summer Suede

One trend this Spring/ Summer I am struggling to understand is Summer Suede.   A bit like Leane’s inability to grasp the whole sleeveless roll neck jumper phase, and understandably so – if you are cold enough to wear a roll neck, I think you are going to need some sleeves.   Now back to Summer Suede…. firstly this is way too 70’s for my liking.  Personally that is an era that I don’t want to relive and one that I don’t think was ever that flattering.

Secondly, dah…. has anyone ever noticed that suede is HOT?  We are talking sweaty betty in temperatures over 18 degrees so why would you want to wear suede in Summer?

The pieces I found in Witchery, Country Road, Sheike, Seed and many other stores were definitely NOT CHEAP.  Even the “suedette”  (who knew there was such a thing), was $150.00 for a skirt.

Summer Suede

I’m not sure how long the Summer Suede trend is going to last and also how long your Summer Suede is going to actually last with you sweating in it all day, so I would be reluctant to make that investment!

Just saying ……. what do you think?