By Wendy Wallace
Apr 16, 2015 @ 11:16 am
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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;


A quiet way to rock the gladiator trend.

Zara sandals, $100;


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

Topshop culottes, $280;

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

Adam Lippes skirt, $1,430;


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

J.Crew flats, $138;


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

APC skirt, $690;


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

American Apparel bag, $130;

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

DVF pumps, $325;


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

Theory dress, $715;


Just the topper for high-waisted dark denim flares.

H&M jacket, $249;

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