A few weeks ago our fashion topic was faux furs, and this week the focus will be on faux leather….also called pleather or vegan leather.  

 So, two reasons why I love vegan leather:

…It is less expensive than real leather…

…And there are so many fun pieces to choose from!

If you think about it, the cost of real leather can break the bank.  In addition, the faux textures are so real looking most that people can’t tell the difference.  And even when you can tell, the whole idea behind vegan leather is to be trendy and have fun…right?

A pair of vegan-leather pants can easily take you from running errands, to work, or to a party. Red leather pants worn with a black sweater tucked in and black blazer will definitely elevate your office style.  A look that will transition into spring is a pair of dark red vegan leather pants and a white blouse….just throw a shawl over your shoulders for those cooler nights.  

For a classic look, combine a pair of black vegan leather pants with a trench coat.  A classy look from our Pinterest board is a pair of black patent pants, a t-shirt, and a purple blazer.  This look would be great for the office, meeting a friend for a drink, or any TCU event…of course!  

There are so many stylish options when it comes to faux leather culottes and ankle pants.  For meetings, a pair of black ankle pants worn with a black sweater and an emerald green jacket is so classy.  And for a touch of luxe, add a Louis Vuitton clutch and fur trimmed Gucci mules.  

My favorite Pinterest pick is a pair of black faux leather ankle pants with the hem rolled up, an oversized green sweater, fuzzy faux fur coat, and black mules.  How faux-bulous does that sound?

Oh my chic!  The leather skirt is the cool-girl style that deserves a place in your closet.  One of my favorite looks is pairing an oversized sweatshirt with a vegan leather pencil skirt.  A cool look on our Pinterest board is a red vegan leather skirt worn with a navy trench over a blouse with large bell sleeves.  How chic is that?

And a look I am loving on our Pinterest board is a black high-waisted pencil skirt worn with a short sleeved white blouse tucked in. Add a multicolored handbag and strappy heels….so classy and also great for springtime. Another Pinterest favorite is a black midi skirt, striped sweater, and denim jacket. And the best accessory is the adorable pup styling a red leash!

My go-to look when it comes to faux leather has always been a black jacket. But with all the great colors to choose from, I’m starting to think about adding a new hue.  The blue jackets on our board are definitely getting my attention.  And think about giving your maxi or midi skirt a “rocker vibe” by pairing it with a leather jacket.    

Wow!  Don’t you just love leather weather? I do…faux sure!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected].