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Old School: Suede is only for winter.

New Rule: You can and should wear suede year-round! To keep the look summery, choose lighter colors (think muted pastels and brights) and warm-weather pieces like tanks, strappy heels or a fringed bag that's versatile enough to straddle seasons.
Shoe, $345;
Bag, Mondrina, $460;
Top, Lauren Ralph Lauren, $325;