Suede is a touchy subject. It might bring back memories of misguided footwear choices of the 2000s. Or perhaps you had a piece that you really loved—only to watch it deteriorate in the face of something innocent like water. But it's more than possible to turn a new leaf with the delicate leather when looking at Dakota Fanning in that fringed dress, or at Kendall Jenner's extreme lace up pair of boots in the recent Chanel Metiers d'Art show. So, here you'll find five sleek, wearable renditions just dainty enough, but not so much so that you'll want to keep them locked away forever. Feel free to match your lipstick (à la Dakota), though with these items that might put you on the goth end of the spectrum.
Topshop Suede Zip Skirt: Hitting right at the waist, this skirt was built to make sweaters and otherwise conservative tops seem less staid.
A.P.C. Abby Shoulder Bag: Hello, sale season. Why yes, I will take this opportunity to snatch up a crossbody bag in deep midnight blue.
ASOS Dance With Me Sneakers : The comfort of Keds with the grace of a flat. The latter part has the pointed toe and flexible sole to thank.
Theory Bonda L Top: Varsity jacket-like piping might take you back to game day, but the only place this shell really wants to go is to work and then maybe to happy hour.
Alexander Wang Britt Mules: Sale season, we meet again. You're so hard to avoid.
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