Stand out with suede

At this time of year we all want to start looking towards the new season, and a great way to get going is to take a look at your jacket. Chances are your trusty duffle is still by your side but you might want to consider investing in a few alternatives so you’re totally prepared for when the temperatures start to rise, and this spring a great option would be suede.

A good old suede jacket is what your wardrobe’s been missing. The perfect alternative to regular leather, suede offers a soft, vintage look that’s ideal for the trends of SS13—it’ll blend in effortlessly with lighter shades and even the ultra-fashionable denim shirt to leave you bang on trend, because guys, this year it’s all about keeping it cool and casual. The bomber jacket should be at the top of the list to work well with any style you see fit, and make sure to pair with medium wash jeans (or you could even go all-out with white if you’re really daring) for the ultimate look.

Suede ankle boots are a great alternative if you’re not feeling the jacket, or perhaps you want to go for both to be totally coordinated. Girls needn’t miss out either—a suede jacket can be just as ideal for the women’s spring wardrobe and will look perfect next to pastel shades and delicate florals, with tan or beige-coloured suede being ideal. These jackets are lightweight enough to be great as an in-between coat yet will provide that valuable extra layer when you need it, and if you make sure to look after it (invest in some decent suede protection spray so you’re not caught out in an unexpected downpour) you’ll have a jacket that’ll mean you instantly stand out to leave you cool and stylish for spring.