We've always thought of neoprene as a summer staple- Rag & Bone, VPL, and Proenza Schouler have all shown it in recent SS collections- but as the latest crop of wetsuit-inspired clothes prove, you don't have to wait for a heatwave or channel Blue Crush in order to get in on the trend.
This season ZARA and H&M have rolled out structured neoprene t-shirts that are surprisingly stylish, whereas ASOS is stocked with ladylike skirts and dresses. And while the Resort-ready staples are perfect for a beach getaway, who says that's all they're good for?
Pair these neoprene basics with tights or throw on the boxy Joe Fresh coat and you'll see what we've secretly suspected all along.... these sporty pieces work just as well fighting off the cold wintry mix as they do under the sea.
Check out our favorites, all for under $150, below!
Lisa Marie Fernandez miniskirt, $105 at The Outnet.
Lisa Marie Fernandez racer-back dress, $129 at The Outnet.