Fashion | October 2nd 2017

Best of Faux Leather | by CollectPlus

I know what you’re thinking, again with the faux leather? Well yes, faux leather is back in and is a huge trend this season. But it’s good news for those of you who already invested in some key pieces last year. For those of you who haven’t or want something new, we’ve got the perfect selection.

One of our top tips for faux leather is to pair them with neutral colours. A soft natural beige, nude or pale pink really helps the dark colour pop and compliments them nicely. There is a fine line between making faux leather look classy and chic, or tacky. So make sure you don’t over-style them and most importantly, keep it simple.

Pimkie Eyelet Detail Leather Mini Skirt £21.99 at ASOS

faux leather skirt

The detailing across the bottom makes it more interesting than a plain black faux leather skirt. For a more casual look wear tights and flats (think loafers or trainers) or to change it up for an evening add a heeled ankle boot and a pussybow blouse.

Zipper Biker Trousers £49.99 at Mango

faux leather trousers

Faux leather trousers can look so classy if they’re styled correctly. An oversized chunky knit is an obvious go-to which is an all time classic. While you’re wearing something super tight on the bottom, your top option should always be loose so opt for a more relaxed style such as a checked shirt or t-shirt.

To dress it up, a blouse or oversized shirt works really well with faux leather leggings, as does a trench coat or mac. Don’t forget the statement shoe… stiletto court shoe, strappy sandal or shoe boot, they’re all a match made in heaven.

Fashion Union Mini Skirt £35 at ASOS

yellow faux leather

It’s all about the pop of colour. Change it up with coloured faux leather – yellow couldn’t be a better autumnal choice.

Over The Knee Heel Boots £49.99 at Mango

faux leather over knee boots

You really don’t have to spend a fortune to get good boots anymore. Over the knees can be really difficult to get right and there’s a lot of things to consider when buying a pair. Heel height, how far over the knee, day boot or evening boot… the list goes on. But Mango have really got it right with this pair. The heel is just high enough so they can be worn during the day without feeling like your feet are going to fall off by 4pm, but also they are long enough to be versatile for day or evening. Good job, Mango.

Gold Metallic Barely There Sandals £36 at River Island

Ah trusty rose gold. Where would we be without it? You’ve got your rose gold jewellery, your desk is neatly accessorised with a rose gold pen pot, now you move onto the shoes. We love how these strappy sandals are timeless and can work for so many occasions. Wear them with a pair of black skinny jeans for drinks with the girls or dig out your go-to party dress for that special event you’ve had planned for months.

Black Faux Leather Aviator Jacket £90 at River Island

So you’ve probably already got a tight fitting leather jacket, now all that’s missing from your wardrobe is the slouchy aviator style. Great for the colder months, this jacket will keep you nice and toasty. Dark colours don’t work very well with this black jacket, so as always with faux leather, neutral colours work much better. An oatmeal roll neck knit is a complimentary tone, but if you want to opt for some colour, go for pastels.

Bicolour Floral Bag £35.99 at Mango

So you want a new bag, but your bank balance isn’t quite cutting it for a genuine leather piece. Mango has an excellent range of faux leather bags which won’t break the bank, but also won’t break after a couple of uses. Big enough for the day time, but small enough for evening use too. Think how it’ll look with that LBD…

Warehouse Faux Leather Dress £46 from House of Fraser

Another versatile number. We love it paired with a thin polo neck jumper, tights and ankle boots for a casual day time look. But if you’re going straight from the office to the nearest cocktail bar, swap the ankle boots for suede over the knees and ditch the tights.

Green Leather Look Mini Skirt £19.99 at New Look

Another pop of colour to brighten up your wardrobe. This skirt comes in a variety of colours and is a great alternative to black.

 

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October 2nd 2017 - by @CollectPlus