How to wear suede this Spring

Fashion advice for women 40+ Suede jacket teamed with jeans, blue shirt, hat, bag and shoes.


“Suede back when”. Inspired by the 70s revival suede is back on the fashion agenda. I am not sure it ever left as part of the sumptuous offering from high end brands. The difference is that this season there are many suede looks available from the high street which seem to be selling well, for example the renowned MandS suede skirt as seen on Alexa Chung and now sold out.



Suede skirt


Suede is a delicate fabric and needs a lot of TLC to make sure it looks its best. So be prepared for careful maintenance and avoid wearing it in the rain! There are some good faux leather/suede available if you prefer low maintenance.

I do think that a statement suede piece can really lift a wardrobe to another dimension.  Here I have chosen a waterfall jacket by Oasis, (since I wrote the post a couple of days ago it seems to have sold out). I tracked one down on eBay or similar here  and here. I have teamed it with flare jeans, a floppy hat and bucket bag to stay with the “hippie vibe”.



Blue print silk scarf
Blue cotton shirt
Sunglasses by Oakley
Floppy felt hat
NYDJ bootcut jeans
Low top leather trainer
Black hobo bag




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  1. Rita
    24th April 2015 / 16:16

    Beautiful jacket! I just wish suede were easier to clean! Here’s a tip I heard from a friend, who said if you wear a suede top, always wear dress shields because perspiration stains will ruin the garment.

    • 24th April 2015 / 17:37

      Good idea Rita. Thank you for sharing it with us

  2. the hipsterette
    25th April 2015 / 03:24

    Boo hoo – the powder blue Biker jacket modelled by Twiggy on your carousel is sold-out.

    • 25th April 2015 / 10:36

      Hi Hipsterett
      I can’t believe that suede is selling so fast. I checked all the links just before I published. I don’t think MandS is holding as much stock this year they seem to be selling out of certain lines quite quickly.

  3. Wendy B
    25th April 2015 / 13:12

    I love suede bags with fringing on- where can I get one- any suggestions?

    • 25th April 2015 / 16:02

      Hi Wendy B
      I am just preparing a post on “Fringes” featuring bags. I plan to publish next Friday to pop back then.

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