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Style 911: How Can I Wear Leather In The Summer?

“I love my leather jacket, but I don’t know if I can wear it during the summer months. Any advice?” –Lindsay

The rule in fashion is that there are no rules. I say hell yes, you can wear a traditionally winter fabric in any season. My only limitations? Don’t overdo it and stay away from black. Summer isn’t really the right time to bust out top-to-bottom biker chic, but a few leather pieces here and there can work no matter what the weather is. Check out these suggestions to keep you cool in leather all season long.

If you want to wear a leather jacket, pick one in white or tan. Over a flowy dress on a night with a cool breeze, you’ll be the most stylish one in the room. Cropped styles are also better for warmer months and higher temperatures. [William Rast Ruffle Leather Jacket, $337.40 on sale, Shopbop.com]

Try a white leather vest for a big night out. It’s sleeveless, obviously, which works well for summer, and it gives your party outfit a certain fashion edginess. Or try wearing a tight leather skirt. Stay away from leggings and pants, though. The heavy material might be suffocating if the club heats up. [Mike & Chris Kendall Leather Moto Vest, $147.90 on sale, Shopbop.com]

Of course, leather jewelry will never go out of style. Punk, boho, or adorned with charms, leather bracelets make everyone feel like a tough fashionista. Oh well, maybe that’s just me … [Gorjana Lock & Key Leather Bracelets, $80, Shopbop.com]

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