Haute Living’s RAC Shopping Guide: Suede


Fall is around the corner, and in preparation for the season we’re setting our sights on the perfect trendy-but-classic layers, knits, overcoats, accessories and more to take us through the season. This year, Fall is all about florals, lace and fluid silhouettes with a nod to 70s hippie glamour: think wide leg pants paired with a lace, high-neck Victorian blouse (a look that is both on trend and appropriate for South Florida). Suede on suede is also a prominent trend this season, but translating a head-to-toe suede look to South Florida (cue the fans, please) can be challenging. Instead, we suggest investing in key pieces, like a suede mini skirt in a rich cognac color, or a handbag like Chloe’s Faye shoulder bag. Styling Fall trends in warm weather is all about balance: just a touch of suede, cashmere or heavier fabrics with airy, lighter pieces that speak to this market year round.

Fall don’ts begin with anything masculine or androgynous. When shopping this season, embrace uber-feminine silhouettes, fabrics and prints. A mod mini dress that can be styled countless ways, or a suede handbag in an earthy tone like camel, olive or rust will be the perfect go-to for day-to-night dressing.  We’re particularly lusting over accessories in rich textures and fabric, and color palettes like cognac, camel, rust, olive, burgundy, navy and shades of purple like aubergine and magenta.

  1. Tom Ford
    Classic suede shirt
    Price: $4,990
    Available at netaporter.com
  1. Saint Laurent
    Tasseled clutch
    Price: $2,695
    Available at farfetch.com
  1. Alexandre Birman
    Stiletto sandals
    Price: $720
    Available at farfetch.com
  1. Alejandro Ingelmo
    Woven-Back Pointy Bootie
    Price: $537
    Available at Neiman Marcus
  1. Joseph
    Clan suede midi skirt
    Price: $1,095
  1. Lizzie Fortunato
    Double Take Suede Collar Necklace
    Price: $290
    Available at Neiman Marcus
  1. Salvatore Ferragamo
    Nepal suede loafers
    Price: $720
    Available at matchesfashion.com
  1. Brioni
    Perforated-tip suede belt
    Price: $412
    Available at matchesfashion.com
  1. Rolex
    Price upon request
    Available at Design District
  1. Jerome Rousseau
    ‘Flicker’ black suede pump
    Price: $595
    Available at jeromerousseau.com
  1. Lanvin
    ‘Field’ jacket
    Price: $4,995
    Available at barneys.com
  1. Tomas Maier
    Suede and leather weekend bag
    Price: $1,455