Suede for summer? Sounds wrong, but it’s actually a gamechanger. Just make sure to mix it up. I love suede with tailoring – a striped shirt as worn by Monique, or Tessa’s crisp, blue number with an apple-green suede skirt. Wei’s pink dress works with its colour-blocking shades, while using suede in a boxy cut is the updated version of the little denim jacket. Wear with prints like Susanne or go the graphic route: Sam’s square claret jacket worn with tracksuit pants and sandals is sporty, and just right for summer 2015. Melanie Wilkinson
Photographs: David Newby for the Guardian. Styling: Melanie Wilkinson.Fashion assistant: Hannah Davidson. Makeup: Lisa Stokes using Elemis. Hair: Alexis Day using Show Beauty. Models: Monique, Wei and Tessa at Nevs, Susanne at Mrs Robinson, Sam at Models 1.