How to Wear Leather in the Summer: Your Street Style Guide

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How to Wear Leather in the Summer: Your Street Style Guide
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We know what you’re thinking: Sporting anything leather during the peak of summer’s humidity sounds just downright outrageous. And when you’re standing on a boiling subway platform waiting for your delayed train, the last material you want to be rubbing against your irritated skin is leather.

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But don’t count leather out of your summer wardrobe just yet—there are many ways to incorporate it into your outfits without feeling like you’re going to overheat. Casually adding on a lightweight biker jacket will add a punch of spunk to your look, and will also save you from the below-freezing temperatures in your office. And if that’s not your style, there are tons of other leather pieces that won’t cause you to break a sweat, like open-back leather dresses, cropped pants, and skirts.

So, it’s time to grab that dusty leather jacket laying at the bottom of your box of winter clothes and give it a good shake. And if you’re in need of some good street style inspo, we’re here to help you out. We brought you 16 street style trendsetters who found a way to incorporate leather into their summer wardrobe, donning pieces including a red-hot leather skirt and glossy pleated pants. Scroll through our favorites, ahead.

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Leather street style guide-Acne Studios Levice Pleated Leather Dres
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Leather street style guide-Acne Studios Levice Pleated Leather Dres
The Leather Dress

Acne Studios Levice Pleated Leather Dress, $787.50; at The Outnet

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Leather street style guide-Barneys New York Lambskin Straight-Leg Trousers
The Straight-Leg Trouser

Barneys New York Lambskin Straight-Leg Trousers, $1,375; at Barneys New York

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Leather street style guide-ASOS Midi Pencil Skirt in Leather
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Leather street style guide-ASOS Midi Pencil Skirt in Leather
The Pencil Skirt

ASOS Midi Pencil Skirt in Leather, $135; at ASOS

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Leather street style guide-Denise Cropped Wide-Leg Pants
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Leather street style guide-Denise Cropped Wide-Leg Pants
The Wide-Leg Pants

Denise Cropped Wide-Leg Pants, $39.50; at Guess

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Leather street style guide-Edited The Label Leather Skirt 'Naomi'
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Leather street style guide-Edited The Label Leather Skirt 'Naomi'
The Classic Skirt

Edited The Label Leather Skirt, $148.31; at Edited

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Leather street style guide-H&M Biker Jacket
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Leather street style guide-H&M Biker Jacket
The Biker Jacket

H&M Biker Jacket, $24.99; at H&M

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Leather street style guide-Mango Patent Wrap Front Mini Skirt
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Leather street style guide-Mango Patent Wrap Front Mini Skirt
The Wrap Skirt

Mango Patent Wrap Front Mini Skirt, $34; at ASOS

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Leather street style guide-Brunello Cucinelli Leather Pull-On Single-Pleat Pants
The Slouchy Pants

Brunello Cucinelli Leather Pull-On Single-Pleat Pants, $3,125; at Neiman Marcus

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Leather street style guide-Moto Black Vinyl Jamie Jeans
The Jeans

Moto Black Vinyl Jamie Jeans, $30; at Topshop

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Leather street style guide-Revolve The Leather Mini Skirt
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Leather street style guide-Revolve The Leather Mini Skirt
The Mini Skirt

Revolve The Leather Mini Skirt, $318; at Revolve

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Leather street style guide-Nation Leather Jacket
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Leather street style guide-Nation Leather Jacket
The Biker Jacket, Part II

Nation Leather Jacket, $498; at This Is Veda

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Leather street style guide-Net-A-Porter Topshop Unique Patent-leather Wrap Mini Skir
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Leather street style guide-Net-A-Porter Topshop Unique Patent-leather Wrap Mini Skir
The Mini Skirt

Net-A-Porter Topshop Unique Patent-leather Wrap Mini Skirt, $330; at Net-A-Porter

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Leather street style guide-Party Fringe Low Back Vegan Leather Dress
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Leather street style guide-Party Fringe Low Back Vegan Leather Dress
The Fringed Dress

Party Fringe Low Back Vegan Leather Dress, $398; at Mark and Estel Shop

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Leather street style guide-Revolve Amber L Pencil Skirt
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Leather street style guide-Revolve Amber L Pencil Skirt
The High-Waisted Skirt

Revolve Amber L Pencil Skirt, $212; at Revolve

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Leather street style guide-Rainer Zero Leather Moto Jacket
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Leather street style guide-Rainer Zero Leather Moto Jacket
The Biker Jacket, Part III

Rainer Zero Leather Moto Jacket, $695; at The Arrivals

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Leather street style guide-Vetements Leather Trench Coat
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Leather street style guide-Vetements Leather Trench Coat
The Trench Coat

Vetements Leather Trench Coat, $2,545; at Vetements

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  • Leather street style guide-Acne Studios Levice Pleated Leather Dres
  • Leather street style guide-Acne Studios Levice Pleated Leather Dres
  • Barneys New York Lambskin Straight-Leg TrousersLeather street style guide-
  • Leather street style guide-Barneys New York Lambskin Straight-Leg Trousers
  • Leather street style guide-ASOS Midi Pencil Skirt in Leather
  • Leather street style guide-ASOS Midi Pencil Skirt in Leather
  • Leather street style guide-Denise Cropped Wide-Leg Pants
  • Leather street style guide-Denise Cropped Wide-Leg Pants
  • Leather street style guide-Edited The Label Leather Skirt 'Naomi'
  • Leather street style guide-Edited The Label Leather Skirt 'Naomi'
  • Leather street style guide-H&M Biker Jacket
  • Leather street style guide-H&M Biker Jacket
  • Leather street style guide-Mango Patent Wrap Front Mini Skirt
  • Leather street style guide-Mango Patent Wrap Front Mini Skirt
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  • Leather street style guide-Brunello Cucinelli Leather Pull-On Single-Pleat Pants
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  • Leather street style guide-Moto Black Vinyl Jamie Jeans
  • Leather street style guide-Revolve The Leather Mini Skirt
  • Leather street style guide-Revolve The Leather Mini Skirt
  • Leather street style guide-Nation Leather Jacket
  • Leather street style guide-Nation Leather Jacket
  • Leather street style guide-Net-A-Porter Topshop Unique Patent-leather Wrap Mini Skir
  • Leather street style guide-Net-A-Porter Topshop Unique Patent-leather Wrap Mini Skir
  • Leather street style guide-Party Fringe Low Back Vegan Leather Dress
  • Leather street style guide-Party Fringe Low Back Vegan Leather Dress
  • Leather street style guide-Revolve Amber L Pencil Skirt
  • Leather street style guide-Revolve Amber L Pencil Skirt
  • Leather street style guide-Rainer Zero Leather Moto Jacket
  • Leather street style guide-Rainer Zero Leather Moto Jacket
  • Leather street style guide-Vetements Leather Trench Coat
  • Leather street style guide-Vetements Leather Trench Coat

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