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How to wear suede for spring and summer 2017: Your style guide

Suede was all over the SS15 catwalks and this season’s hottest trend has made its way onto a high street near you

From patchwork and colour block separates at Burberry to buttery soft suede jackets at Gucci, suede is the fabric of the season.

Sadly it doesn’t come cheap so invest wisely. Before you splash your hard earned cash here are some tips on how to wear it.

The suede skirt

This M&S suede skirt has been causing a bit of a stir and has already spotted on Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo. The online waiting list had 800 names on it within 1 hour and now has over 3,500 names on it.

At £199 it’s not cheap but M&S have an identical suedette version for £39.50. Invest now and wear with sandals all summer and knee high boots and a polo neck come winter.

Pure linen easy to iron shirt £28, suede a-line skirt, £199, both Marks and Spencer,suede mules £62, Topshop, necklace £15, River Island.

Suede accessories

Denim is a huge trend this summer and looks great with suede. A pair of fringed boots and a suede belt will update a pair of skinny jeans.

These boots from Topshop are also available in black and light beige and are the perfect shape as they have a round toe and a black heel giving them a subtle 70’s inspired look.

Cropped sweater £35.99, Zara, super stretch skinny jeans £39.50, Marks and Spencer,suede belt £25.99, Zara, suede boots £78, Topshop.

A suede fringed bag

A fringed cross body bag will add a boho edge to any outfit. This investment piece will update just about everything in your wardrobe. The ultimate festival fashion accessory of the summer.

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Printed maxi dress £79.99, Zara, fringed suede cross body bag £30, Next.

The kimono jacket

This kimono inspired belted jacket is practically identical to the Gucci version. The Italian fashion house showed theirs with silk neck scarves and flared jeans.

Perfect for anyone that wants to nail the luxe hippy look that was all over the SS2105 runways.

Suede kimono style jacket £150, Oasis, white cotton top £8, Primark, flared jeans £39.99, Mango, suede fringed shoes £29.99, H&M.

The suede biker

This soft suede biker is a brilliant twist on the classic leather biker for spring. The rich tan hue lends itself well to wearing with denim but you could also throw this jacket over flirty floral dresses.

An investment piece that will also work well next season. The high street has lots of affordable versions.

Suede jacket £79.99, TK Maxx, cream embellished blouse £69, Monsoon, denim button through skirt £25, Marks and Spencer, fringed bag £24.99, H&M.

Get more biker jacket inspiration in our style guide and we have more suede jacketshere.

Coloured suede

For a modern, stylish twist on suede this baby blue jacket is a great alternative. This colour looks great worn with denim and is a great jacket for spring.

Mix with tan suede accessories and an embroidered top to achieve this seasons luxe hippy look.

Suede jacket £89.99, (also available in wine) £89.99, Mango, sheer embroidered top £18, Peacocks, skinny jeans £14, Peacocks, fringed bag £29.99, H&M, fringed shoes £29.99, H&M.