Faux leather isn’t a new trend, but it’s definitely one of the most popular looks to be wearing this season. From catwalks to high streets and everywhere in between, leather look clothing has become a phenomenon that every woman can own, wear and love. If you’ve not yet invested in the trend, read on to discover how you can wear faux leather in winter and what to buy right now…
What is Faux Leather?
Faux leather is also known as leather look or pleather. It’s a synthetic material treated to give the same shine and effect as real leather. Leather look clothing tends to be much more durable, comfortable and cost-effective than real leather pieces making it an affordable option for sporting high-end looks. Faux leather clothes are usually made with added stretch to give a skin-tight, figure-hugging look.
What Are the Must-Have Faux Leather Pieces to Own?
A favourite of influencers and celebrities for some time now, faux leather has taken over our wardrobes. From leather look leggings and faux leather joggers to leather look dresses and skirts, there are endless outfit possibilities when it comes to wearing this trend. Here are our must-have pieces for AW21.
#1 Faux Leather Leggings
Versatile, comfortable and effortlessly chic, leather-look leggings look just as great dressed down with trainers on the weekend as they do with heels and a cami top for nights out.
#2 Leather Look Trousers
Give black, tailored trosuers a right-now update by switching them for faux leather trousers. Whether you wear them with chunky sole boots or a high heel they will stand out at any occasion.
#3 Faux Leather Blazers
From workwear to party wear, a blazer completes any dressed up outfit. Adding a faux leather blazer will give a high-fashion edge whether you’re wearing it with a pencil skirt to work or your favourite skinny jeans out for dinner.
#4 Leather Look Tops
Luxurious and effortlessly sexy, a faux leather body or crop top can instantly add a touch of glam to any outfit. Go matchy-matchy with leather look leggings or team with tailored trousers.
#5 Leather Look Skirts
Update your 9-5 wardrobe for AW21 with a faux-leather skirt. Form-fitting with some added stretch, this is the perfect fabric to wear comfortably at the office and beyond.
How to Style Faux Leather Leggings
Cool & Casual The easiest way to dress up any weekend outfit? Add a pair of faux leather leggings to an oversized sweatshirt and a pair of trainers. Complete the laid-back luxury lounging look like @lucyswhims by adding a pair of sunglasses and a hat.
High Shine Take leather-look leggings one step further by choosing a patent effect. Commando’s classic faux patent leather look leggings are the perfect party piece when you want to stand out from the crowd. Keep it simple like @thefashionbugblog in chic monochrome and classic court shoes.
Off-Duty Chic For weekend lunches, brunches and family outings, a pair of leather-look skinny jeans or leggings are the perfect replacement for your go-to denim. Add a bright pop of colour or print like @doesmybumlook40 to brighten up an all-black outfit.
All Dressed Up Doubling up your faux-leather leggings with a pleather top or blazer will add extra style points to any dressed-up outfit this party season. Try playing with different silhouette like @yasmindevonport_ in her flared leather leggings.
How to Clean Faux Leather Clothes
If cared for correctly, faux leather clothing can last a lot longer than authentic leather which tends to wear and tear naturally over time. The majority of faux leather pieces available at Luxury Legs can be machine washed cold and hung flat to dry making it easier to clean them so you can wear them time and time again. To keep the fresh faux-leather look and shape of your pieces, we advise turning all of your pieces inside out before washing them.
Visit Luxury Legs now to discover the entire faux leather collection including cult favourite pieces from Commando and SPANX.