Designers have reinvented leather for the sunny season. Just Cavalli, Marni, Miu Miu and Mulberry are among the fashion houses making the autumn trend alluringly wearable for summer. Leather dyed in punchy colours, cut in feminine shapes (including the odd thigh-high slit), takes the second skin from sticky to cool.
Avoid the studs and go for classically cut pieces you can transition into fall. Highwaisted shorts, loose-fitting tops in bright hues and darling skirts are perfect for office days or date nights. Browse the styles—in real and faux—that caught our leather-lusting eyes.