Campus Style: Suede Style

By Heather Hawkes
Columnist

This spring season, suede has made a big impression at Fashion Week. Top designers such as Michael Kors and Chloe have brought the material to life through simple yet chic ensembles that can be snatched straight from the runway and incorporated into your everyday routine.

Try suede accents this spring. (Harpersbazaar.com)
Try suede accents this spring. (Harpersbazaar.com)

Often, the suede trend favors a neutral color scheme, but it can also be found in a variety of colors such as cool forest greens and maroon. Since it is a heavier material, you want to try to balance it out with a lighter fabric such as a silk or light cotton.

Another option is to go for the all-suede ensemble, but make sure to keep it all in one neutral-based shade so that it looks effortless and clean. Compliment this look with a cool pair of strappy gladiator sandals and a simple messenger bag to make a chic, Spring 2015 statement.

If you’re not quite ready for the all-suede ensemble, look out for cool suede accent pieces that can be easily incorporated into your wardrobe. Perfect for the on-the-go fashionista, a suede backpack with leather strap accents is a hot item this season. Not only is it a statement piece that goes with almost any outfit, but it is a functional accessory that is sure to prove worthy of your investment.

The main takeaway here is that you don’t always need loud patterns and colors to make a statement. Rather, simply adding new materials into your wardrobe can take your look to the next level. Just as with any other art form, diversity is key. Fashion is not solely about what you wear, but it is more so about how you wear it.