Leather has been a huge trend this season, and while we're happy to slip into the sexy stuff on cooler days, it's not our first port of call in the heat of summer. However, we're taking inspiration from our latest new arrivals and a few stylish ladies trialling the trend in the sunshine - and we're now convinced that leather can indeed be your fair weather friend.

A pencil skirt in leather is both hot and cool and the perfect piece for trying out summer leather. Figure-hugging and fine, our Ezra skirt is a wiggly pencil shape with double zip detail to the back, offering a contemporary twist. Simply tuck in a tee, step into some heels and your high/low look is complete.

Of course the biker jacket is an obvious go-to when you're thinking leather. An investment which transcends trends, seasons and even years, whether it's shrugged nonchalantly over your shoulders, paired with a sexy side slit skirt or atop your favourite jeans, it's the perfect summer jacket. Give our slim-fit Kara moto jacket a go.

Bolder dressers could try double leather? Brave, no doubt about it, but very chic and an approach which is looking way ahead to next spring, even. Take our Gala peplum top in cognac and try it with the matching Oakley skirt (coming soon). It's a statement, stylish and ultra summery look.