Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Trend Watch Tuesday: Faux Leather

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Leather isn't necessarily a sudden trend that came out of nowhere, but I am not referring to the obvious: jackets, bags, belts or shoes. Those are all a given when it comes to owning leather pieces. I am talking tops, vest, pants and accessories. 
Leather is showing itself in an array of colors, styles, patterns and textures from high ended designers to affordable faves like Target.

Most of you know that I live in Texas and we are still experiencing summer temperatures, so most of my leather lusts are tucked away on the "fall/winter" side of my closet. The beauty of the trend is  because of it's current coveted status, brands and designers are creating pieces that are not entirely made of heavy leather. 
As you will notice in some of my favorite picks above, there are items that are simply accented on the sleeves or pockets. The vest I included (which I own) can be worn with a light weight top and will easily tolerate warmer days.

If you still are sitting on the fence about being too dramatic with any sort of hide, I suggest starting with an accessory such as a scarf, collar necklace or studded cuff
I must also mention that everything included in this round up is faux/vegan leather which makes a happy, guilt-free heart and wallet.

Have you picked up any leather pieces lately? Tell me what you got. All I know is that I am itching to wear this top from Express. Don't be surprised if I sweat my "you-know-what" off in it real soon.

I am thinking that this could be a new series every week. What do you guys think about Trend Watch Tuesday?

Shanna

30 comments:

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Jacket #2 is soooooooo cute! I've tried on a couple of shirts myself with leather accents myself but didn't come home with anything. Thinking I need to change that asap! And great minds think alike....I have a leather post coming up too!

Hallie Oceanside said...

I love that bomber jacket. Love the leather fad as well, I have yet to try it myself, but I've love the way you have been pulling it off!

Kimberly said...

Love the idea of a new series! I just scored the perfect faux leather moto jacket at Kohl's & can't wait for it to cool off a bit more here so I can wear it! :)

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Rebecca Barnes said...

I've never worn faux leather before. I'm pretty sure I'd have to stick with a leather cuff, as I'm a little intimidated by wearing faux leather!

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

Love me some faux leather for in-between seasons! It's far too hot here still to break out the real thing anyways! Loving #3! That vest is too cute!

Kelly @ [Big Apple, Little Bites] said...

Love this and all the options! I bought my first faux leather skirt the other day and just love it. I was thinking of being more adventurous in my next choice and this post is perfect :-)

Big Apple, Little Bites

Niki Caron said...

I love that leather is making it's way into all types of pieces lately! I love the denim and leather shirt!

Heidi said...

I picked up this faux leather insert dress from Karen Kane while it is on sale: http://rstyle.me/~M6po

Wearing it today to work and then to a date night with the hubs. It looks amazing and is beyond comfortable. Double score!

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

I'm a huge fan of leather items and leather detailing. I own a few real leather pieces, but I love faux leather for other accents. Number one is amazing!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I saw a lot of faux leather at Target this weekend!

TheTinyHeart said...

I'm thinking about getting a faux leather skater skirt or leggings for the fall. I was a little iffy on the trend last year but now I've warmed up to it!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Helene in Between said...

i really really like the scarf!! never seen something like that before!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I'm definitely copying that scarf! Love it and it will be a great accessory for stretching my maternity wardrobe.

Laura - Relatively Offbeat said...

I'm totally digging this trend right now. I love that taupe colored leather peplum skirt. So chic!

Darcy said...

This are great pieces! I really want a trench jacket with leather sleeves! I saw some at Express and Marshall's this past weekend but wasn't ready to take the plunge yet :)

www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Wish I could come support you at the Nordy's event! You will be fabulous!
I have a question for Mrs. fashionista- I need a fun lipstick for the fall. Any suggestions? The Coral Crush and Fuchsia Flash treated me well during the spring/summer but I need something for the fall/winter.
Thanks!

Samantha Curtis said...

I wish I wasn't pregnant so I could get a pair of faux leather leggings... I'm dying for them!!

Stesha said...

winter time leather, yes please! Love all these looks, I cant wait to get my hands on some soon!!

xxS

Always Maylee said...

2 and 3.. I need those in my closet stat!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Chelsee W said...

I think this series is a great idea! I love those looks:)

Hannah said...

I love the trend. I actually wore it in my outfit post yesterday!
Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Nikki said...

I am all about leather (and faux leather) for fall! I love that it is called vegan leather now... much more budget friendly which is good news for me!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Purple Ivy said...

Fantastic selection. I woulld love to get my hands on that dress.

xoxo
Ivy
http://www.purrpleivy.com/

TaraMixandMatch said...

So many great things out right now...I love that vest!

Sarah Tucker said...

Why must you tempt me when I can't buy anything?! Ah!

Carly said...

yes yes yes, I'm obsessed with EVERY one of these!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I really want a tee with leather sleeves! But that scarf with the leather trim looks really cool! I haven't seen something like that before!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Great selections. That scarf is really pretty!

Shira said...

I'm pretty sure I need #8 like NOW. :) I just got 2 skirts with leather paneling and a black top with black peplum leather:)

photographing it yesterday when the weather decided to change back to 90 degrees was NOOOOT fun!

http://asequinloveaffair.com

FitTravelerAJ said...

I am totally crushing faux leather touches! I have had my eye on a shirt from F21 for a while but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Great choices!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

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