If you love the look of leather but can’t bring yourself to wear it – either because it’s expensive or you’re vegan – you can still pull off this perennially cool look by going faux. Celebs love going faux, from Lizzo to Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner. The trick to pulling off faux leather is to keep it low-key by focusing basic silhouettes like straight trousers and to look for a quality finish that’s not shiny and won’t crack. Faux suede is also easy to pull off – and much easier to clean than the real thing!
Our guest stylist, Irene Feeney takes us through her styling tips for all things leather, pleather and faux – in the video below.
THE GAGGLER PICK
Here’s our pick of five items to shop right now that you won’t believe are faux:
Mango leather effect straight trouser
Zara faux suede hooded jacket and jogger trousers
H&M imitation leather jumpsuit
Steve Madden slouch knee boot
Federica Tosi wide faux leather belt