Unless I'm working out, I'm not generally a fan of sweating. It's not that I object to perspiring, but I hate feeling too hot. I'm a Northerner, so anything that's above 16 degrees feels boiling, quite frankly. So when it comes to spring/summer wardrobes, I tend to stick to the principles of wearing loose garments and usually in cotton.
Oh but fashion has other plans for us this season. What had started as the stirrings of a trend at the end of last summer is now set to be a full-fledged look for the coming warmer months: summer leather. Yes, I hear you scoff, but if you think about it, we've always worn biker jackets during summer evenings. However, that's not just what I'm talking about. I mean leather wrap dresses, minis, pencil skirts, shirts and shorts. Even jumpsuits have been given the leather overhaul. Thanks to the likes of Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu and Loewe, which all showcased leather looks on their respective spring/summer 2020 runways, this is genuinely one of the chicest trends for this coming year.
To play this trend as cooly as possible, I'd suggest starting with the jumpsuits for the next couple of months and graduating to the leather shorts for summer. Jackets and shirts can, of course, be worn now but ideal for throwing over slip dresses during July and August evenings. The shirt and oversized dresses are great for warmer days, but if you want to try the tighter-fitting versions, it's best to save those for the evening. Got all that? Keep scrolling for a look at this trend on the runway, then shop the best leather and faux-leather pieces available now.