What is Suede?
We all love it because it looks elegant but still rough, edgy but yet very casual but do we know what is suede?
Suede is leather, real leather not faux. Faux suede is actually suedette, so let’s not confuse them because you might think you are getting a real leather jacket but when you check it attentively, it’s just faux.
What does Sweden has to do with Suede?
Suede leather is very soft, not shinny and it has a napped texture. As Wikipedia says: The term comes from the French “gants de Suède”, which literally means “gloves from Sweden”. I bet you didn’t know that because I didn’t either. Very interesting actually.
This type of fabric is made of the soft side of leather, the back side. Most of the time it’s lamb, deer of goat. Because it’s so soft and sensitive, you will have to take extra care of it. Cleaning suede is a tough job and sometimes you might not succeed. Using different lotions, brushed etc might ruin the texture or discolor the shade. Been there, done that. I am not sure how you could clean it very well yet( maybe special dry cleaning) but if I find a solution I will share it with you.
I love this texture so much that I would wear it all day, if it weren’t so pretentious of course. I am still looking for the perfect burgundy suede jacket, but until now I found a very versatile grey design that’s similar to this fuchsia jacket and also a beautiful navy skirt and vest set.
I would pair them with skinny jeans, and white shirts for casual day looks. For more edgy versions, a chiffon printed dress like this one here, a lace-up leather skirt or even a sequined jumpsuit for a cool party look. Of course, flower printed dresses and skirts would also look amazing with it especially during spring. Try pastels and deep hues for bold looks.
What color do you fancy better? Fucsia or Grey?