By Tyler Martin
Leather, in all forms, has become such a staple in our everyday wardrobes. Leather in fashion has been around for decades, but only recently took off and has become essential for elevated dressing. In addition to the rise of leather in everyday wear, we have vegan leather becoming a staple. Designers such as Stella Mccartney have been producing vegan leather goods for years because of true leather’s cruelty, environmental destruction, and its cost to human health. Now, leather and vegan leather styles saturate the market and there are endless options to choose from for any season. I’ve rounded up my seasonal leather and vegan leather picks for each season that will keep you stylish all year round.
Skims, Faux Leather Crew Neck Cropped Top, $68
This faux leather cropped top from Skims is the perfect top to pair with low-rise denim jeans, cargo pants or a long denim skirt for a put-together, chic look. The faux leather texture will automatically elevate your outfit, making you look more sophisticated.
LAMARQUE, Felina Blazer, $675
This is the perfect transition piece into summer. I love a large blazer worn over a mini skirt with tall boots or dressed down with a tee shirt and simple jeans. This bright pink color is so fun and will add the perfect pop of color to your look.
Alice and Olivia, Meri Cropped Double Breasted Blazer Top, $350
This top is perfect for when the weather gets warmer and you want the look of a buttoned blazer. I’m envisioning this top with white denim jeans and heels for a preppy, girly look perfect for a daytime spring event. With this top, you’ll look straight out of Chanel’s Spring/Summer collection.
I Am Gia, Sylvie Top, $75
This top is perfect for any summer party and can be worn with virtually any bottoms. Whether you pair this top with a mini skirt, short shorts or baggy denim, this top is a great basic for any summer occasion. You can’t go wrong with I.AM.GIA for trendy, unique pieces.
Alice and Olivia, Mara Vegan Leather Short, $275
These white vegan leather shorts are absolutely adorable and can be styled in so many ways. I love these paired with an oversized tee and heels if you prefer a more cool-girl Hailey Bieber vibe. If you love a girly, polished look, try pairing it with a floral blouse and slip-on sandals.
Alice and Olivia, Edyth Vegan Leather Button Down, $295
This top is the perfect, elevated basic in a fresh light pink color. I love this top paired with loose baggier jeans to dress it down and give it a more casual feel. You could also pair this top with denim shorts and sneakers, perfectly suited for the daytime.
Aritzia, The Melina Pant, $148
The trademarked Melina pants from Aritzia are a bestseller for a reason. These straight-leg pants are probably the softest vegan leather pants I’ve ever felt. These are great because they’re meant to be worn multiple times before washing and when you do, just pop them into the washing machine, no need to dry clean!
Pistola, Callista Convertible Faux Leather jacket, $124
This jacket is perfect for those chilly fall days because it is a vest that doubles as a jacket. This jacket is perfect to throw after your pilates class over your workout set to add an element of chic to your casual, dressed-down look.
Helsa, Waterbased Faux Leather Cargo Pant, $251
I am a huge fan of Elsa Hosk’s brand Helsa and these faux leather cargo pants are simply to die for. Combining the trendy look of cargo with this warm, soft faux leather makes for the perfect closet staple. They come in tan and black, both so easy to wear and pair well with a ton of Fall colors.
Aritzia, The Cloud Puff, $278
This vegan leather puffer is so stylish and will keep you so warm… it promises to deliver warmth up to -4 degrees Fahrenheit! It comes in tons of neutrals, but I love creams and whites for winter for a polished look.
GRLFRND, Billie Track Pant, $530
These baggy leather track pants are so perfect for winter. These pants would be adorable with a long sleeve-cropped tee or chunky oversized sweater and sneakers for any winter outing. These would be perfect for an indoor sports event, as the track look gives the pants a sporty feel.
Aritzia, Clemins Gloves, $58
These leather gloves are the perfect way to add a touch of texture and complexity to your Winter look. These would look so perfect with a long, wool coat and tall boots for a fancy dinner in the city.