Maria Loizou

Guest Editor



How to Wear Leather in Summer

Often associated with the cooler months, leather is a sartorial wardrobe staple that – in the right circumstances- can be worn throughout the year. However, in the more challenging summer months, knowing how to wear leather is a style skill that many miss out on. From embracing lighter colours to what to pair your summer leather jacket with, master dressing in leather through the warmer season.

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Lighter Colours

Karen Millen Leather summer pink blazer
Leather Asymmetric Single Breasted Blazer

Although classic leather often comes in neutral, darker hues, instead opt for a brighter, lighter tone through May to September. A colour block bright brings effortless optimism and a contemporary refresh. This season, look to bold pink as a nod to the Barbiecore trend. Additionally, a pastel yellow or cream is perfect for summer.

Opt for Classic Summer Pieces

Karen Millen Leather in Summer
Leather Pocket Belted Midi Dress

Instead of leather trousers or a leather trench, instead try a vest top or summer leather skirt. Pair a sleeveless leather top with lightweight linen trousers, or a skirt and shorts alongside a cami. Additionally, a short sleeved dress is a smart option for both workwear and evening.

Consider What You’re Dressing For

Dependent on destination, or occasion, choose wisely when dressing in leather. An office location often has air conditioning, so allows more flexibility, whereas a summer wedding provides more unpredictable elements. Regardless, in a cooler evening, leather could be a style addition that elevates a look when the temperature drops.

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Style With Consideration

Karen Millen Leather Summer
Leather Clean Wide Leg Trousers

From matching a wide leg leather pair of trousers with an asymmetric top, to a biker jacket on top of a lightweight summer dress, style your leather with care and consideration. As mentioned, linen is a great accompaniment to leather, as well as silk and breathable, high-quality cotton. With leather a thicker, warmer material, ensure additional pieces are complimentary – both in style and substance.

Embrace Comfort

Karen Millen Summer Leather
Leather Walking Short

Opting for looser, more lightweight leather pieces in summer is often best. Whilst items such as fitted leather leggings are complimentary to the form, they’re more preferable to wear throughout the cooler months. If looking to style a biker jacket, something oversized is best as this is looser, and naturally more comfortable alongside the increasing temperatures.

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