by Fashiontandf

5 Faux Leather Trends to Add to Your Wardrobe

The faux leather trend is continuing strong into the fall and winter! Additionally, you can find faux leather in a multitude of colors and clothing options. Neutral colors like black, caramel and wheat will guarantee an elevated feel when buying into this trend and will be in your wardrobe for years to come. The best part about investing in this faux leather trend is the versatility of owning multiple leather pieces. You can, of course, style them together for a runway-informed look. On other occasions, break the pieces up for a myriad of outfits that range from elegant to casual and everything in between. There are no limitations on the amount of faux leather you can wear in an outfit. You can have a touch of faux leather … think sleeves of a top or a full on faux leather look from head to toe. You can decide the amount and look you want to achieve. Isn’t fashion so fun?!


Here are some outfits to inspire your fall and winter wardrobe. Keep in mind that if you want to try out this trend you can start on a smaller scale with touches of faux leather. Or you go bold with faux leather looks from head to toe. If you wear what you love and feel confident, you’ll always look amazing!

1. Faux Leather Shorts

This outfit was originally shared on a blog post on how to style graphic t-shirts – in particular this t-shirt 10 different ways. You can also see the three different shoe options change the look and feel each time. This is an easy way to change the overall vibe of your look to fit the event. To see the previous blog post, click HERE. Faux leather shorts pair easily with any graphic t-shirt!

These faux leather shorts were added to my wardrobe last fall and I find myself wearing them even more this year! No matter your climate, faux leather shorts can be perfect for warmer climates as well as cooler/cold climates. In Illinois, I can wear them with bare legs while we still have warmer temps and as it cools off and becomes colder I’ll simply add wearing the faux leather shorts over tights. The beauty of faux leather shorts is that they can easily be dressed up or dressed down, worn with heels or worn with sneakers. You get the idea – the styling options are endless!

This first look I wore to a dinner party with five other couples. We get together with for dinner. The faux leather shorts are easily dressed up with this blouse, which is a rich purple with white and shimmer accents so it seemed fitting to add my silver metallic sandals!

Metallic Ruffle Wrap Front Peplum Top: Express Faux Leather Shorts: My Closet Metallic Silver Sandals: My Closet

The second look is more sassy and kind of bad assy appropriate for a night on the town! The top has puffy faux leather sleeves and the booties are trimmed with metal accents! I got the top last year but it’s available again this year! Accessories always complete the look; and I opted for some statement rhinestone pieces.

As the weather cools off, you can add tights and a sweater. This look is easily put together and super comfortable. The embellished combat boots, which have been in my closet for quit some time but are still trending complete the look!

This look was actually worn a year ago when Mr. FTF and I went out to celebrate our anniversary. Similar to the first look I wore a blouse with sheer leopard print sleeves and my leopard print sandals. Our anniversary is in September so it’s still usually warm enough to go bare legged. We celebrated at our favorite restaurant and did a drive by the church we were married in.

Last winter I shared numerous ways to style this buffalo plaid flannel shirt including pairing it with my faux leather shorts giving it a winter/holiday vibe. The buffalo plaid pumps along with my statement necklace make this look feel dressier. You could easily wear over the knee boots as well.


2. Faux Leather Tops

Above I’m wearing a top that has faux leather puffy sleeves – two trends in one! I also paired this top with these plaid pants with side stripes. The tuxedo stripes are olive and cobalt blue both with shimmer. The cobalt metallic boots pull out the color in the side stripe and add a pop of color. In hind side, I might not pair this together again. What do you think? This top is easily worn with jeans’ and I think I’m going to pair it with my faux leather skirt (shown below) at some point.

If your really feeling this trend, you can get a completely faux leather top. I particularly like it because it’s actually pretty warm and very comfortable. It pairs with almost anything similar to the shorts and the top with faux leather sleeves. You can easily dress it up as I did with these shimmery leopard pants or wear it with jeans, skirts, etc. One tip I would add is consider sizing. I don’t particularly like super clingy things nor do I think it’s always figure flattering. Therefore, you might want to size up for a more flattering look. It will really depend on the cut of the top.


3. Faux Leather Pants

Faux leather joggers are seriously one of my most favorite pair of pants that I own! I purchased them last year and found myself wanting to wear them almost every single day! There’s not a single thing you can’t wear with them! They are super comfy and easy to throw on and look polished. Additionally, I have a pair of black faux leather pants and a pair of cropped pants with a high waist. Faux leather comes in many color choices. Last year, I added these cream colored cropped pants and love the comfort and fit!

Faux suede jackets or faux leather bomber jackets are an easy layer to throw on for some warmth during cooler fall evenings. This leopard cami and leopard booties are an easy match with the joggers. A perfect fall look for doing almost anything!

The minute I saw this sweater with the various animal prints and colors I knew I had to have it! Joggers pair great with sweaters, cardigans and dusters! You probably recognize the boots from one of my shorts looks above!

This leopard print cami is different from most as it’s olive colored, which is a trend color this fall although it’s been in my closet for quit awhile! The faux leather fringe jacket on the right has also been in my closet for a long time. I purchased it at Chico’s many years ago. While the joggers are newer and trending, they will pair great with many items you already have! It can be easy to incorporate a new trend with your existing items if that’s important to you! The lug heeled boots started trending last year and continue to trend this year.

These faux leather pants are not quit as comfortable as the joggers probably because they are more fitted but I think they look great! Similar to the joggers they pair with almost anything – sweaters, blouses, faux fur, graphic t-shirts! I’ve had these for a couple of years now. The pink trim on this faux fur leopard jacket was what sold me on this jacket, which I also got several years ago. If you’ve been following me, you know I like unique one of kind pieces! The pale pink booties are by Cecelia of New York.

These high waisted cropped faux leather pants enable me to hold my middle section in and show off whatever shoe or boot I’m wearing! Since I love to be matchy matchy, I played off of the snakeskin print trim on the blouse by adding my snakeskin print belt and boots with snakeskin print heels! Voila! I wore this look to work.

The cropped faux leather pants dress up easily by adding any type of sparkly top and shoes as shown here! This is a great holiday look. The sparkly sequin sleeves of the top, the glitter belt and glitter heels on the boots give the whole look a festive vibe!

Faux leather isn’t only black! I’ve noticed a lot of really pretty shades of brown, cream, rust and even other brighter colors! These cream colored faux leather cropped pants are super comfy and easily dressed up by adding something sparkly for the holidays or worn with a classic fair isle sweater and cream colored boots!


4. Faux Leather Moto Jacket

A faux leather moto jacket or any faux leather jacket are so easy to add to any look both for warmth and style and fun! The best part is that they aren’t limited to just black although black is a good place to start and can easily become a wardrobe stable! This black moto jacket with studs has been in my closet for many years. I still reach for it when I want an edgy look. Faux leather leggings are another way to add the trend and can literally be worn with everything!

One of my favorite colors to wear is yellow – all shades of yellow! This mustard yellow moto jacket is perfect for fall. It’s a tad too big on me now but I think I can still pull it off especially over bulkier items like sweaters.

This faux leather red moto jacket with silver studs might be one of my favorites! Moto jackets are timeless and will remain in my wardrobe for a good long time!


5. Faux Leather Skirt

This faux leather skirt is one of my most recent purchases and to say that I LOVE it is an understatement! Similar to the shorts, I think it’s going to be so cute with so many looks – sweaters, graphic t-shirts, sparkly tops…I’m excited to keep wearing it and styling it! I wore it to work with this multi animal print top and my snakeskin print sandals. Had to show you the back of the top with the fun opening! I initially bought the skirt in my size, which was kind of short and a little more snug than I like. Sizing up one was the trick giving me some extra length and a more flattering look! Tip: Don’t get caught up in the size or number! Sometimes I get to size down; and sometimes I need to size up for the most flattering look on my body! This is not uncommon depending on the maker and the cut. The skirt also comes in a beautiful cognac color!


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