You cannot fake chic but you can be chic in fake leather —Karl Lagerfield
People would laugh hysterically. But boy times have changed and you see faux leather in everything from fashion, furniture, vehicles, upholstery and everything in between. Lets’ breakdown the definition of faux. What is faux leather? Faux Leather is also called PU, PVC and also Vegan leather all the same to me. However, according the so-called experts there are a few differences. Faux leather is fabric in nature. Its artificial and treated which gives it the texture as well as appearance of real leather. The entire product is man-made and doesn’t harm any animals in the process.
This Faux leather trend is here to stay. I love the versatility and has been great for me. I do remember back in the day I would rock leather pants, jackets and skirts. Omg, I thought I was the” ish” with my leather on. I have noticed its hard to find genuine leather these days. With the increasing trend of rejecting animal products for ethical reason, faux leather has gained an immense amount of popularity globally. “They say it doesn’t matter how the animals are being raised or how leather is being tanned. Like fur, leather is simply something no one should buy or wear”. Well, this is another topic and will take more energy to discuss.
Faux leather is definitely the go to material for fall and winter. Its a trend you need to add now. I mean, faux leather is all over the place and so many designers are incorporating it in the new designs and trends. Not too long ago, I would only see leggings, and biker jackets like this one or this. But now faux leather is all the rage from tops, to dresses, to skirts to trousers, paper bag pants, and more. I’m so happy to see how much we have to choose from!
Outfit Details: Snakeskin Blazer (wearing SM) Almost sold out //Zara Ribbed turtleneck same here and here (wearing S) // Shein Faux Leather leggings here, similar here and here (wearing Medium) // Nasty Gal booties (wearing size 8) Almost sold out here, similar here and here // Faux Fur Clutch Buffalo Exchange similar here and here
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS LOOK? I PERSONALLY LOVE HOW THE LEGGINGS LOOK WITH THE OVERSIZED BLAZER. HOWEVER, IF YOU PAIR THE BLAZER WITH DENIM OR SKIRT THEY WILL ALSO LOOK AMAZING.
FOLLOW THESE THREE TIPS AND YOU WILL LOVE FAUX LEATHER AS MUCH AS I DO.
Tip one is to embrace your body when wearing faux leather. Faux leather bottoms especially leggings can be rather flattering. I have always been self conscious of my curves. But as get older, I’m beginning to care less and show what God gave me. So yes they show a tad more body, well they are more fitted I would say. Which is okay, if that’s your preference. I typically cover up leggings with a top, blazer or jacket. You do not have to stick with black either. Embrace your body in different colors and textures of faux leather. More on textures in Tip three.
Tip two is size up which is another factor you can play with to get your faux leather game just right. Again, this applies to leggings and pants. Also, moto/biker jackets could be sized up. I wear a size small but when it comes to jackets, blazer and sometimes coats– I get larger sizes. At times, I’ve also worn two sizes larger. I love wearing oversized clothes especially jackets but this is definitely a personal preference. I don’t like super tight clothes either and faux leather is one of those materials that doesn’t have much stretch or give— so sizing up is the best thing to do on certain items.
Tip three is a fun one; balance the shine of faux leather with other textures. Faux leather leggings with shiny satin or sequins is only appropriate in Vegas or on stage. For the everyday, you want to tone the shine of the faux leather down. Fleece, chunky knit sweaters, cashmere, denim, and angora are all great fabrics to pair with the leggings to keep the look luxe yet relatable. But a faux leather jacket or coat can be paired with that extra shine. Depending on your personal style you could add texture in shoes, booties or with a blazer like I did in this look. Snakeskin or any animal print will always add a pop too any piece. The great thing about faux leather is that it’s the perfect canvas for making your accessories stand out so tone them down.
The truth is that the options with Faux leather leggings and pants are endless! I mean, just think about how good they look with a blazer and sweater in the same color! It would totally be the perfect monochromatic look and top it off with a funky trench coat in the fall and winter!
Even before the season started, I was on the lookout for fun colorful faux leather pieces. You know I love color guys but of course, you could always mix up the typical black leggings like these stretch ones or mix it up with mini skirts and even shorts. However, when I saw these at Target and these for under $20 in my favorite color I got goose bumps.
The color is absolutely stunning and I loved the fact that can be easily dressed up or down. You can wear faux leather leggings or pants on a casual night out with friends, date night, to a day appointment or even weddings. It’s all about how you style them and what you pair with them. I love the faux leather wet looks ones for date night. The faux leather leggings can also be worn with:
But, today for my look I decided to keep things chic and style the faux leather leggings with my current favorite oversized blazer via Asos.
If you are not ready to wear something as fashion forward as this blazer, I’ve linked a few other options I’m loving right now! Fashion is all about having fun and wearing what represents your style the most!
Lets’ be real the faux leather outerwear trend will never go out of style. I mean you can never go wrong. This fall you must include jackets, Blazers and Coats to your wardrobe. Personally, I can’t have enough of them because its my time of year. I love coats and I try to incorporate different coats, blazers and jacket trends to my closet. These faux leather ones are just perfect.
You all know my obsession with booties runs Deep. Faux leather ones are no exception. I love the feel of soft leather but faux leather is just as perfect. Each year, designers add some amazing color boots and booties. I think this year its all about color and animal prints. I remember when there was only black and browns boots to choose from. Now, we got so many OMG, it could be overwhelming. Here are a few of my favorites. Most in color of course.
I have this thing for skirts and dresses. When I was little girl I only wanted to wear them. Honesty I never liked wearing pants when I think about it. So weird Wow! Anywho, faux dresses and skirts are so fun.
Cute little bags are all the rage right now and faux ones are the cutest. They add so much to your look. With the popularity of the Jacquemus mini bag, they are popping up everywhere. So many varieties for your personal taste. I personally love all the small bags, although they are just for style only because you can only fit your keys or maybe your phone in them. What we do for style, (eye rolling)…. Here are a few bags and hats I’m crushing on right now.