Fashion Warm-Weather Leather By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 26, 2013 @ 11:45AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Time Inc. Digital Studio Warm-Weather Leather 01 of 08 WARM-WEATHER LEATHER Maria Valentino/MCV Photo (4) WHY WE LOVE IT Now that designers are treating leather as if it were fabric—dyeing it in punchy colors, cutting it into feminine shapes, and draping it in novel ways—the supple skin has taken on a whole new versatility. Paper-thin hides, as well as hidden slits and clever perforations, keep you feeling (and looking) cool. HOW TO WEAR ITChoose an unexpected shape like high-waist pants, a trenchcoat, or shorts in a flirty hue, a nude, or a shiny metallic. Steer clear of anything with tough details like studs, laced-up sides, or grommets—this is a ladylike vibe. Pair it with delicate silk or lace, or even more leather, and opt for a super-sheer body shaper, such as Spanx's Skinny Britches, to slip on underneath. Photos: (left to right) Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel, Marni 02 of 08 3.1 Phillip Lim Dress Time Inc. Digital Studio Sheepskin, $1,450; 212-334-1160. 03 of 08 Blackwell Shorts Time Inc. Digital Studio Faux-leather, $77; gabbyapplegateclothing.com. 04 of 08 Supertrash Skirt Time Inc. Digital Studio Metallic faux-leather, $130; 212-226-1565. 05 of 08 Chaiken Shirt Time Inc. Digital Studio Leather, $425; chaikenclothing.com for stores. 06 of 08 Diesel Pants Time Inc. Digital Studio Leather, $758; diesel.com for stores. 07 of 08 Vince Top Time Inc. Digital Studio Lambskin, $495; vince.com for stores. 08 of 08 Kelly Wearstler Skirt Time Inc. Digital Studio Lambskin, $595; kellywearstler.com for stores.