The Faux Leather Effect

We are simply ga ga for faux leather! From faux leather blazers, jackets, pants or skirts – you name it and we gotta have it. Check out the faux leather pieces we’re donning and how we styled them.

Leslie’s Loving Faux Leather Like…

Coat: Zara (old, similar here) // Faux Leather Blazer: Zara // Culottes: River Island (old, similar here) // Boots: Zara (old, similar here) // 

For my gorgeous plus size babes: Coat // Blazer // Pants //

Faux leather is always on trend for fall/winter and each season I so love to add at least one new leather piece to my wardrobe. This season it is this beautiful faux leather blazer!

I went for this neutral brown sugar coloured double-breasted blazer because I love the colour and it goes with a ton of pieces in my closet. Whether worn as a jacket to keep the chill breezes at bay or worn just as a layering piece with an overcoat, a blazer is the perfect “multi-tasking” workhorse in my wardrobe.

Have y’all noticed that all faux leather is not created equal? This piece is great as it does not have the funky smell that faux leather can sometimes have and it feels luxurious and soft to the touch. It also does not make that scrunch scrunch sound that leather sometimes makes with each movement! How can you sneak up on anybody if they can hear you coming from a mile away?! LOL 

For this look, I wanted to play with print and layering. I went for this checked overcoat that is perfect for layering. It’s oversized fit means you can wear a jacket or chunky knit underneath, and the print is eye-catching without being  too bold. Coupled with the printed culottes, it makes for a fun fall look that won’t have you falling flat.

Am I the only one that has found themselves gravitating toward more flats and lower heels over the course of this pandemic? These heeled sock boots are perfect for this look and my “pandemic life” as the heel is lower than my usual preferred heel height and they are warm and comfy too!

Gail is about that faux leather life!

Trench: ASOS Curve (old) similar here // Blazer: ASOS Curve (old) similar here // Faux leather dress: Fashion Nova // Pumps: Ally Shoes

Options for my straight size bombshell: Coat // Blazer // Dress (also available in straight sizes)

To say that I love faux leather is an understatement. I ADORE IT! From skirts to jackets to pants to skirts there simply isn’t a faux leather look that I don’t like. So, you can imagine that when I found this chocolate faux leather number I was in HEAVEN!

I bought this dress early last year with the anticipation of wearing it during the summer of 2020 aka the year that shall not be named. So, when that dream died I put it on hold until now. Listen, y’all are going to be seeing a lot of “pandemic” purchases LOL.

Anyhow, this dress is simply divine. The faux leather material has a lot of stretch and hugs all of my curves beautifully. It is midi length on me but on a taller woman the hemline would hit just below the knee. The dress has spaghetti straps with one of the straps traveling across my chest which I think is a cool little feature.

With the cool breezes of fall coming through I added this blazer to take the look from night to day. I added a belt just to cinch in my waist.

I completed my look with this patent leather carmel coloured trench. Now I’m ready to strut my stuff all season long!

And that’s the long and short of it!

Gail & Leslie xoxo

Photography credit: Roseline Bonheur

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