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4 Ways to Wear Suede in Spring…


Shoes: Dolce Vida (only $99.90!) • Jeans: Rag and Bone • Top: Banana Republic • Jacket: Zara • Handbag: Saint Laurent (Similar style here) • Watch: Michele • Cuff: David Yurman • Ring: David Yurman • Lipstick: Brave by MAC

I’m dying over this jacket. I’ve seen so many suede jackets this spring but when I saw this one – in this perfect pink color – I had to get it. As a petite gal, it’s hard to wear bulky clothes and look sleek. Bulky and sleek just don’t go together! So when I think about suede, I think heavy, baggier and not fitting – which is hard for us petite gals. This suede jacket is shorter than your typical jacket, the sleeve length fits perfect, and as I mentioned, the color got me hooked!

Now, I know not all suede items look great on my ladies who are under 5’2 – Good News my fellow petite gals – I have figured out how to pull off suede in the spring and not feel like you’re wearing a baggy outfit.  Below, I’m sharing 4 different ways to wear suede this spring:

  1. Dresses. There are so many darling suede dresses – this one is a great one and under $40! As a petite gal, you could wear this dress by itself and some cute pumps or wedges and you’re set. If it feels too baggy, grab your black or beige belt, tie it around your waist, and you’ll accentuate your silhouette.
  2. Shoes. Suede booties and pumps are IN! I’m loving the suede pumps because they are perfect for work or a night out with your man.  Here are a pair of Sam Edelman that are super cute. The booties are also a great shoe addition for everyday wear. The black suede looks very rich and can be dressed up for work or a girls night. A beige suede bootie would be perfect for a casual Saturday running errands and grabbing lunch with your girlfriends.
  3. Skirts. I love skirts! As a petite woman, being able to tuck your shirt into a skirt cinch’s your waist and is very flattering. When you think about a suede skirt, you don’t have to worry about it being too baggy because you can fix that with your top. This skirt would be perfect to wear when you’re presenting to your boss and then worn to happy hour with your girlfriends (and it’s under $50!).
  4. Accessories. If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know I have a handbag obsession. I love just them – all shapes, all sizes, and all colors – I just love handbags. It’s my thing! Suede may not be your thing all the time – and that’s ok – but if you’re wanting to add a pop of color to your outfit, accessories can accomplish that for you. Specifically, a handbag! Here is an example of chartreuse, suede handbag that would brighten up a spring outfit in 2 seconds. If you’re looking for a stronger look without diving into it – a suede accessory will do the trick.

How have you worn suede this Spring?

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