At first we were skeptical of the summer leather trend. Just the idea of wearing leather in this sweltering heat and humidity makes us sweat. However, upon investigation, we realized that this trend is definitely a do in our book. Balance is key when experimenting with leather in these high temperatures. A head-to-toe look will obviously not work in the summer, but a piece paired with a breezy dress, a comfy tee, or shorter hemline will have you feeling cool as a cucumber.

Our contributors have mastered this edgy look. Here, they give 8 fool proof ways to incorporate leather into your wardrobe to achieve that cool-girl look (and most of the do not even require you to go out and buy new pieces!)