Outfit Ideas: 4 Ways to Wear Faux Leather for Fall

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From skirts and shorts to dresses and jackets, faux leather clothing has been popping up in stores everywhere lately, making it a bona fide fall trend. However, if you're not sure how to incorporate these edgy pieces into your wardrobe, we've got you covered. Scroll on down to check out four outfit ideas incorporating four super-trendy faux leather items:

Outfit #1: Hanging with Friends

While leather pants can be somewhat tricky to pull off, faux leather leggings are an easygoing and comfortable alternative for fall. Start by pairing the leggings with a taupe-colored tunic for a stylish look. Next, add a men's flannel shirt (go up a few sizes for a relaxed fit) and leave the buttons undone, creating a sort of oversized jacket. A cute pair of flats keeps the outfit casual, while a gray hat helps you stay cozy in chilly weather. For the finishing touch, accessorize with a simple, yet chic silver necklace.

Faux leather leggings outfit


Product Info: Flannel Shirt- Target, Tunic- Gap, Leggings- Zara, Necklace- Nordstrom, Hat- PacSun, Shoes- ASOS

Outfit #2: Date Night

The classic faux leather jacket has been given a makeover this season -- it's now available in tons of unique colors, styles and cuts. This teal-hued jacket has a nipped-in waistline, which creates a polished and chic look that works for day or night.

For this outfit, we dressed the jacket up by pairing it with an adorable floral print frock. Heeled ankle booties add a stylish touch, while sheer tights keep the look dressy. Add a pair of sparkly earrings and a sleek clutch for a classy, yet on-trend look that's perfect for a night on the town.

Faux leather jacket outfit


Product Info: Jacket- Kohl's, Dress- ModCloth, Earrings- Forever 21, Tights- Banana Republic, Bag- Dorothy Perkins, Shoes- Zappos

Outfit #3: Headed to Class

Faux leather tops are a fashion-forward way to rock this trend, so for this next look, we used one to to create a practical and trendy on-campus outfit. Start by pairing the top with printed skinnies, then add an oversized cardigan for a comfy and stylish look. Moccasins continue the casual vibe, while a bold graphic tote adds interest. Accessorize with a leopard print watch and several gold bangles to complete this outfit.

Faux leather top outfit


Product Info: Top- Designs by Stephene, Bracelets- J. Crew, Watch- Macy's, Cardigan- Romwe, Jeans- Macy's, Tote- Dogeared, Shoes- Minnetonka

Outfit #4: Party Time

If you're a little wary about trying this trend, look for pieces that mix faux leather with other materials, like the paneled dress below. For this look, swap out the hot pink belt for a chic snake print one, then add blue pumps for a pop of color. A glam headband picks up on the color of the shoes, while a silver knuckle ring adds some edge. Grab a round crossbody bag for a party-worthy outfit incorporating faux leather.

Faux leather dress outfit


Product Info: Headband- Forever 21, Dress- Kohl's, Bag- Vera Bradley, Belt- ASOS, Shoes- Zappos, Ring- Nasty Gal

Your thoughts?

Would you wear faux leather? What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your fave? Will you be rocking faux leather this season? As always, remember to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!