Suede in the city

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 Hello from sunny(-ish) London! With Spring weather making an appearance I decided to bring you some street style today and talk about one of the key fabrics this season; Suede.

This retro, 70’s inspired fabric was everywhere on the SS15 catwalk. It is having a moment. But styling it doesn’t have to mean the full on 1970’s hippy style, fringe and tassels et al, that tends to spring to mind when you think of suede. The new suede can also be classy, city chic. I went for this fabulous royal blue Karen Millen biker jacket. It is the perfect smart casual weekend jacket. It’s bold colour and neat shape is fabulous and allows the mottled, brushed texture of the fabric to stand out while keeping it smart and chic.

I styled this with a black tee from Cos, my favourite black, high-waisted Zara skinnies and my navy Chanel pumps. Keeping the rest of the outfit muted works brilliantly with this jacket. It really allows the colour and texture of the fabric to pop out at you.

The feature piece of the rest of the look is these beautiful Chanels. They are an absolute classic and balance out the boldness of the jacket perfectly. An elegant pair of ballet flats are a spring essential, and these pumps are a great investment piece. They are timeless and always seem to work so well with the various trends of the moment. You can’t go wrong.

Have you jumped on board and tried out the suede trend yet?

Keep your eyes peeled for posts from my upcoming trip to Paris! I will be posting my outfits and a little bit on my exploring of this fabulous city. Don’t forget to follow along on instagram (@sparklythursdays) to get more ootd pictures.

ST x

Jacket: Karen Millen | Top: Cos (last season) | Jeans: Zara (similar) | Shoes: Chanel | Bag: Celine (last season – SS15 collection) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Cuff: & other stories | Rings: & other stories

Photos by Sarah Feeney

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