The Sunshine Will Blow My Mind

Perhaps a little bit of an obscure title; this post really has nothing to do with sunshine. The title is actually a lyric from the song ‘She’s in Fashion’ by the British group Suede.

Ta Dah. Yes, this is all about Suede!

Now I don’t know about you. but I seem to notice suede becoming more and more popular in the autumn months; this really confuses me! Surely such a delicate material needs to be worn at a time when the weather is not to crazy and confused! I would be absolutely gutted to buy a really nice pair of suede boots or shoes, wear them for the day and for them to get rained on and basically destroyed!

So my question to you is-
When is the best time to wear suede?
Is there a season when it’s more popular than another?
Would you risk your new shoesies to look fabulous?

But instead of confusing myself about when is the best time to wear these little beauties; I think i’ll stick to picking out my favourites and then just stare at them so they don’t get dirty.

Seven Boot Lane. Suede Alice Boots. £150

Seven Boot Lane. Suede Alice Boots. £150

So, I had never actually heard of Seven Boot Lane until Pippa Middleton wore a pair really similar to these but in black; this put the brand on the map as a place to go for absolutely stunning suede boots. Really, what is there not to like about these? The design really is very simple: a low yet chunky heel, a delicate rounded almond toe and a new feature of the inside zip. The colour is quite perfect for the changing seasons, not bright and in your face for summer but on the flip side not drab and dreary like most winter items turn out; it’s the perfect combination. Teamed with skinny jeans or even, as the website itself suggests, boyfriend jeans, for a stylish off duty look.

‘A good example of how simple designs are always the best’ Seven Boot Lane

Isabel Marant, bekett Suede Concealed Wedge Trainers. £385

Isabel Marant, Bekett Suede Concealed Wedge Trainers. £385

Sports Luxe was a bit trend this summer and what is the most iconic footwear of the sports trend, the trainer obviously! But it’s not very easy to look stylish and feminine in a pair of trainers, except when you have a concealed wedge! It is perhaps the answer to many people’s desires; to have a pair of trainers that elongate the legs like a pair of heels and give you the same confidence boost. From the outside we have a pair of basic hi-top trainers, velcro fastenings and in a particular colour that will match any outfit of choice. I’m not entirely sure these would have the same effect if they were made of leather, there is something about the suede that gives off a more luxury feel to the shoes, makes them more feminine almost.

‘Parisian designer Isabel Marant’s super covetable ‘Bekett’ sneakers have gained cult status’ Net-A-Porter

Tabitha Smmons, Hai Suede Pump. £745

Tabitha Smmons, Hai Suede Pump. £745

To shoe us that suede comes in all different colours, we have another incredible offering from the talented Tabitha Simmons. I can see some similarities with her designs, particularly the pointed toe; there is something almost vintage about her designs that make them stand out. Here we have the simple yet classic pump with a medium heel, not too high yet not too low, a triple buckle fastening in a t-bar shape and Swarovski embellishment on the toe which makes this shoe right on trend. These shoes need to be worn with a simple outfit to make the delicate details of the shoe really stand out.

‘take you from boardroom to bar in style.’ Harrods

What’s your opinion of suede then? Do you think it’s only for a particular season or can it be worn all year round?