This Is the Weirdest Trend for Summer, But It's Honestly So Chic

Elinor Block

Unless I'm working out, I'm not generally a fan of sweating. It's not that I object to perspiring, but I hate feeling too hot. I'm a Northerner, so anything that's above 16 degrees feels boiling, quite frankly. So when it comes to spring/summer wardrobes, I tend to stick to the principles of wearing loose garments and usually in cotton.

Oh but fashion had other plans for me this season. What had started as the stirrings of a trend at the end of last summer is now set to be a full-fledged look for the coming warmer months: summer leather. Yes, I hear you scoff, but if you think about it, we've always worn biker jackets during July and August evenings. However, that's not just what I'm talking about. I mean leather wrap dresses, minis, pencil skirts, shirts and shorts. Even jumpsuits have been given the leather overhaul. Thanks to the likes of Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu and Loewe, which all showcased leather looks on their respective spring/summer 2020 runways, this is genuinely one of the chicest trends for this coming year.

To play this trend as cooly as possible, I'd suggest starting the jackets and graduating to the leather shorts. Jackets and shirts can, of course, be worn now but ideal for throwing over slip dresses during peak summer months. Got all that? Keep scrolling for a look at this trend on the runway, then shop the best leather and faux-leather pieces available now.

Tiffany Hsu wearing a pair of leather shorts and a leather shirt

Miu Miu spring/summer 2020 runway

Bottega Veneta spring/summer 2020 runway

Miu Miu spring/summer 2020 runway

Loewe spring/summer 2020 runway


Bottega Veneta Leather Shorts (£2695)

Miu Miu Leather Shorts (£1540)

H&M Imitation Leather Jacket (£50)

H&M Leather Pencil Skirt (£150)

Jospeh Jent Belted Leather Jacket (£1295)

Zeynep Arçay Leather Jumpsuit (£1157)

Uterqüe Quilted Leather Jacket (£290)

& Other Stories Oversized Leather Shirt Dress (£299)

H&M Imitation Leather Shirt Jacket (£35)

Jonathan Simkhai Faux-Leather Bustier Top (£266)

A.W.A.K.E. Mode Gathered Side-Slit Faux-Leather Dress (£399)

MSGM Shirred-Cuff Faux-Leather Dress (£232)

Ganni Balloon-Sleeve Leather Shirt (£222)

MSGM V-Neck Faux-Leather Midi Dress (£232)

16Arlington Fonda Leather Pencil Skirt (£417)

Isabel Marant Xanti Leather Bustier Top (£956)

Materiel Color-block faux leather midi skirt (£237)

16Arlington Errol Ruched Leather Mini Dress (£448)

Dodo Bar Or Lolitta Crocodile-Effect Leather Skirt (£820)

Mansur Gavriel Cloud Leather Clutch (£500)

H&M Leather Shirt (£150)

Brunello Cucinelli Leather Straight-Leg Pants (£3030)

Bottega Veneta Cutout Patent-Leather Midi Dress (£2640)

Joseph Tomy Leather Shorts (£875)

COS Leather Shirt Dress (£350)

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends you need to know. 

This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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