I have a new obsession: vegan leather. Once considered cheap and undesirable, faux leather has had a chic makeover and the catwalks (and streets) at fashion month were positively awash with it.
A.W.A.K.E produced the most lust-worth orange belted trench straight out of a Farrah Fawcett movie, whilst Alexander Wang’s black trousers made me want to risk a Ross-style talcum drama.
Then of course, we have the likes of Nanushka, who has been pioneering the faux leather trend for the past few season, with sell-out items such as the Insta-famous quilted coat and belted dress.
This season, it’s all about the western shirt, which I’ve got in my virtual basket in both buttercream and black.
The high-street is joining in on the act too, with the likes of Zara, Kitri and Warehouse all serving up chic separates to be worn together or mixed in with your favourite pieces.
With the conversation around ethical fashion now stronger than ever, now is the time to invest in some chic vegan leather clothing which will last you a lifetime. Shop my favourite buys above now.
The beauty of the pieces is that you can either wear a full leather look, or mix and match. A vegan leather pencil skirt or culottes will look chic with a chunky cashmere knit, or layer a faux leather coat or jacket over jeans and a white shirt.
I personally love a jumpsuit, and will be wearing my Nanushka over a thing roll-neck and with knee high boots.