Spring into Faux/Vegan Leather

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VEGAN LEATHER (more commonly known as Faux Leather) is a hot topic this month.

Emmanuelle Rienda founder of Le FrenchLab organised the very first vegan fashion week which took place in LA this February, “Vegan Fashion Week is going to exist until every fashion house decides this is the norm,” she said. “There is no room for cruelty or for ways of doing fashion that is polluting this planet.”

So, what’s in store… Below are some ways to incorporate vegan leather into your outfits. See below the fabulous leather alternatives for this spring / summer and where to shop for them…

OUTFIT 1: Neutral colour pallets are big this season. Add a mule shaped shoe to your wardrobe and you can’t go wrong… even better still if the shoe is vegan like the one below:

vegan leather outfits

  1. Shoes, Nanushka, €390: https://www.nanushka.com/collections/vegan-leather/products/payam_shoes_burgundy
  2. Trousers, American Vintage, £155: http://uk.americanvintage-store.com/en/women-1-en/collections–1/trousers-jeans-en/womens-trousers-akining-aki161e19–1?sku=164541
  3. Top, River Island, £12: https://www.riverisland.com/p/white-brushed-rib-high-neck-top-724562
  4. Cropped Jacket, Nanushka, €225 was €560 : https://www.nanushka.com/collections/winter-sale/products/iman_houndstooth_double-wool


OUTFIT 2: I like this outfit as it shows an option of 2 wrap dresses at different price points. Wrap dresses are stylish and flattering at the waist. These Sling back heels are both vegan and versatile can be worn with both a dress or trousers. This stunning bag (great alternative to a leather clutch) it is an investment but will glam up any outfit.

vegan leather outfit options

  1. Shoes, Free People, £24.95 (was £68): https://www.freepeople.com/uk/shop/vegan-esme-heel/?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=001
  2. Clutch bag (No leather involved), Alice And Olivia, £409.41: https://www.aliceandolivia.com/chunky-stones-lucite-clutch-HC810RCHC22A960.html
  3. Belted Kimono Wrap Dress, & Other Stories, £69: https://www.stories.com/en_gbp/clothing/dresses/mini-dresses/product.belted-kimono-wrap-dress-black.0716129002.html
  4. Black Wrap Dress, The Kooples, £265: https://www.thekooples.co.uk/short-black-wrap-dress-with-long-sleeves-1638893.html

OUTFIT 3: Yellow is a key colour this season and can also be carried through to high summer. Stella McCartney being a fashion leader is HOT on vegan leather. Nanushka is also ahead of the game with vegan leather as shown below:

how to wear vegan leather

  1. Platform trainers (Vegan leather), Stella McCartney, £565: https://www.stellamccartney.com/gb/stella-mccartney/sneakers_cod11485143ax.html#dept=main_wedges
  2. Trousers,Maxmara,£320 : https://gb.maxmara.com/p-1131259806006-maestro-yellow
  3. Vegan leather tee, Nanushka, €110 was €280: https://www.nanushka.com/collections/winter-sale/products/kaden_black_vegan-croco

OUTFIT 4: Camouflage print has been seen lots in stores. Tiered skirts are a shape to purchase. Mix and matching of patterns is also on trend so you could work the snaked skinned patterned shoes with the skirt. This bag is a great alternative to leather as it is made of all-natural materials.

outfits with vegan leather

  1. Ankle boots, Free People, £78: https://www.freepeople.com/uk/shop/vegan-maisie-heel-boot/?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=006
  2. Crossbody bag, Zara, £29.99: https://www.zara.com/uk/en/natural-beaded-crossbody-bag-p12338004.html?v1=8691340&v2=1180464
  3. Frill Skirt, The Kooples, £248: https://www.thekooples.co.uk/long-skirt-with-contemporary-camouflage-printed-frills-1631653.html
  4. High Neck Top, River Island, £12: https://www.riverisland.com/p/navy-ribbed-high-neck-top-729837
  5. Faux Fur Biker Jacket, Topshop, £40 was £65: http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/faux-fur-biker-jacket-8105547

OUTFIT 5: Check this look out. If the sun comes out in the next few weeks and your one of those who puts open toes on at any opportunity make a quick purchase of Stella McCartney’s vegan leather shoes. This vegan leather Saddle bag is personally my favourite, love the colour!

vegan leather outfits

  1. Sandals (Vegan leather), Stella McCartney, £585: https://www.stellamccartney.com/gb/stella-mccartney/wedges_cod11136377ar.html#dept=main_wedges
  2. Vegan leather Saddle bag, Miomojo, £66.12: https://store.miomojo.com/store/en/mini-bags/134-la-monnalisa-saddle-bag.html
  3. Trousers, American Vintage, £155: http://uk.americanvintage-store.com/en/women-1-en/collections–1/trousers-jeans-en/womens-trousers-akining-aki161e19–1?sku=164541
  4. Round necked linen top, H&M, £12.99: https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0458924001.html
  5. Check blazer, Zara, £69.99: https://www.zara.com/uk/en/check-blazer-p04661005.html?v1=8178614&v2=1180452

OUTFIT 6: White flares are essential in your spring summer wardrobe. I’ve created 2 edgy looks below. Wear it simply with a vegan leather leotard or a simple cami and a vegan studded biker jacket. Veja trainers are a must have when talking about sustainable materials.

vegan leather outfits

  1. Vegan trainers, Veja, €99  https://www.veja-store.com/en/190-vegan-shoes
  2. Flared Jeans, Chloe, £810: https://www.chloe.com/gb/pants_cod54163946qu.html
  3. Vegan Leather Leotard, Free People, £58: https://www.freepeople.com/uk/shop/shes-a-vegan-bodysuit/?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=061
  4. Cami, American Vintage, £120: http://uk.americanvintage-store.com/en/women-1-en/collections–1/tops-tshirts-en/womens-top-akining-aki152e19–1?sku=164504
  5. Studded Vegan Moto Jacket, Free People, £188: https://www.freepeople.com/uk/shop/studded-vegan-moto/?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=001

OUTFIT 7: Pastel colours and tie dye are big this Spring Summer. You can mix and match tie-dye colours by wearing the polo neck top with the denim jacket or a plain top with the jtie-dye jacket, whichever works for you.

vegan leather looks

  1. Platform trainers (Vegan leather), Stella McCartney, £495: https://www.stellamccartney.com/gb/stella-mccartney/sneakers_cod11582008xc.html#dept=main_wedges
  2. Metallic Tote Bag, Free People, £29.95: https://www.freepeople.com/uk/shop/slouchy-vegan-tote-001/?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=045
  3. Organic Cotton High Waist Mom Jeans, Monki, ASOS, £40: https://www.asos.com/monki/monki-taiki-high-waist-mom-jeans-with-organic-cotton-in-light-blue/prd/7404202?clr=light-blue&SearchQuery=&cid=10062&gridcolumn=2&gridrow=1&gridsize=4&pge=1&pgesize=72&totalstyles=107
  4. Tie Dye High neck, Stradivarious, ASOS, £15.99: https://www.asos.com/stradivarius/stradivarius-str-tie-dye-high-neck-long-sleeved-top-in-pink/prd/11542977?clr=pink&SearchQuery=high%20neck%20tops&gridcolumn=2&gridrow=3&gridsize=4&pge=1&pgesize=72&totalstyles=512
  5. Tye & Dye Jacket, Zadig & Voltaire, £330: https://www.zadig-et-voltaire.com/eu/uk/coat-women-s-kase-tie-dye-jacket-blue-shca3402f.html