Shelly Vella: Yes, you can wear leather in warmer weather

If, like me, you want to move your wardrobe on from winter’s more sombre shades but still stay warm, try slipping on some of the season’s pastel-coloured – faux or real – leathers. Fresh and pretty, these soft hues are the hottest look for leather this spring.

The go-to trench coat

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Update neutrals with a pop of colour. A leather trench coat staves off chills while ticking the trend boxes.

M&S coat

Coat, £55.30 (was £79), Marks and Spencer

Sunglasses, £259,

Shirt, £32, ASOS

Bag, £18, ASOS

Trousers, £35.99, Mango

Trainers, £115, Veja

The new classic: culottes

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Fast becoming a classic, leather culottes look polished worn with matching tones and bright accessories. A softer palette works well with subtly nuanced colours.

Shorts, £35.99, Mango

Blazer, £49.99, ZARA

Sunglasses, £187, Black Eyewear

Bag, £99, French Connection

Shirt, £95, Sezane

Belt, £109, Sandro Paris

Shoes, £85, Dune

The multitasking midi

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A leather skirt is as chic worn with an oversized knit as it is with a white shirt. A fluid-cut midi skirt is a staple.

Necklace, £89, Daisy LondonEarrings, £109, Daisy LondonBlouse, £190, Cefinn

Coat, £495, Claudie PierlotShoes, £69, HobbsSkirt, £220, 8 by YooxBag, £155, Essentiel Antwerp