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I say Suede, and immediately I think of that velveteen feel, minus the odd shine, not too smooth, just right, and definitely not furry; every woman’s dream.
Ever since leather’s non-identical twin debuted, way back in the dark ages, it has been a hot fashion favourite. And why not, that ultra matte finish and that minimally grainy texture that looks so good against skin can hardly be ignored! The fashion week in Paris had almost every designer use suede for shoes or outer wear, including the suede one pieces in minimalist colours.
So here’s how to include suede in your wardrobe:
This is the easiest way to play suede, and you can pick the regal black stiletto, or go for a more individualistic colour; you can try boots if you want to add a sexy factor to your outfit. Then there are the suede slut pumps and the converse `elegants’ for the young fashionista.
You can use red, and there are laced versions too, and with suede, you can do almost anything and it won’t look like you’re tramping it.
You can do it casual, formal and diva!!
The dress overcoat is so classy, and combined with a pair of black stilettos the look would kill.
The suede one piece
Use stockings for that added outline effect, and don’t frump it with accessories. The look gets cheesy if you use too much suede with the dress, so when you wear it, make sure you don’t wear suede shoes, matching or otherwise.
Suede can be used frequently for formal wear, and it tends to give off an austere charm; that rarely works out at work environments, so here’s how to tone it down.
They’re a very sober way to go suede, but they do the trick; they’re very formal and have a neutralising impact when used in natural or earthy shades.
You can try waist coats and suede hats too. There are suede leggings or sleek pants, but they really have that sleazy cabaret dancing harlot look that just can’t be un-sexed up. But if that’s the look you want to pull off then try the skinny fit ones with sneakers for punk pop look.
Here’s to the suede allure.