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Wendy Wallace
Apr 16, 2015 @ 11:16 am

Traditionally, suede is a cold-weather textile, but this year, designers were feeling it for spring. Gucci and Derek Lam tapped the '70s for inspiration with suede skirts, while Chanel and Chloé gave us head-to-toe looks in the material. Still doubtful? Get "per-sueded" with our colorful spring picks, below.

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Look for suede that’s not too heavy in weight—it drapes beautifully.

Tibi skirt, $1,195; tibi.com.

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A quiet way to rock the gladiator trend.

Zara sandals, $100; zara.com.

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Culottes and suede are both huge for spring—work the trends simultaneously with this one piece.

Topshop culottes, $280; topshop.com.

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Pair with a ribbed knit T-shirt for a subtle '70s vibe.

Adam Lippes skirt, $1,430; net-a-porter.com.

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The d’Orsay shoe is a updated version of the ballet flat.

J.Crew flats, $138; jcrew.com.

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Extend the life of this piece with tights and stacked-heel booties come fall.

APC skirt, $690; apc.fr.com.

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For a bold, statement piece, gravitate toward bright colors.

American Apparel bag, $130; americanapparel.com.

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Pale pumps elongate your legs—and bonus—suede is softer and more comfortable than leather.

DVF pumps, $325; shopbop.com.

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Layer over a sleeveless button-down or under a denim jacket.

Theory dress, $715; theory.com.

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Just the topper for high-waisted dark denim flares.

H&M jacket, $249; hm.com.

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