Leather is having such a fashion moment. If your budget doesn’t stretch to real leather, or perhaps you can’t justify an investment spend on what is likely to be a passing trend, then there are fabulous faux leather alternatives available. You can find faux leather pieces in almost every single fashion store for almost every style.
Faux leather is also known as leatherette, vinyl leather, PU or vegan leather. Leather look fabrics may also be called wet look or coated denim or waxed canvas. They’re all very similar and are much easier on the pocket.
If you don’t want to rock a (faux) leather pair of pants or jacket or skirt, then try on the trend by looking for a wardrobe basic with a faux leather twist. Like a great striped T shirt dress with leather short sleeves. A leather patch pocket on a long sleeved tunic worn with cuffed jeans. A wardrobe staple like a pencil skirt with a PU trimmed hem.
Some of the leather and faux leather pieces in my wardrobe that will be making guest star appearances this Autumn/Winter season include Country Road leather and ponte panelled leggings (no longer available but I’ve found an alternative), Embellished faux leather biker jacket from Fashionista Depot, DECJUBA ponte & faux leather panelled pencil skirt (alternative here), a PU trimmed singlet from Target (styled for the Kidspot Voices of 2014 launch event here), a vintage Morrissey cropped leather jacket I’ve customised with Liberty floral buttons, and faux leather trackpants, as well as quilted faux leather trimmed trackpants, from Target. Click here to see them
The next piece I’m really keen to try out is leather shorts. Cool your jets! I’m not, I repeat not, talking leather hot pants. No way, Jose! Instead, I’ve searched high and low and found an adorable high waisted wide legged pair of faux leather shorts. They’re Tana Slouch Fit leather shorts from Out with Audrey.
Recently I showed you how to wear leather trackpants. Now sit back and relax and let me show you how to wear leather shorts.
How to Wear Leather Shorts | Quirky Cute
How to Wear Leather Shorts | Sporty Casual
How to Wear Leather Shorts | Date Night
Tana Slouch Fit Leather Shorts from Out with Audrey | Style Tread gold heels | The Iconic silky black tank | Cameo Hybrid Cape | Fashionista Depot Peter Lang earrings | Colette Hayman statement jewellery |Colette Hayman Metal Tassel Clutch
Are you on board the leather trend for Autumn Winter? Considering rocking a pair of leather shorts? Totally in love with the bunny sweater? Me too!