STYLE ADVICE: Vegan Leather is Always a Pleasure

STYLE ADVICE: Vegan Leather is Always a Pleasure

It’s true—there’s something about completing your attire with a leather look-alike that can instantly shift you to feel untouchable. This Fashionista effortlessly illustrates the impact of vegan leather in her minimalistic look that has me channeling my inner Sandy Olsson (with a much more animal-friendly approach). An easy way to either bolden or soften one of these irresistible jackets is to add embroidery, which has elevated this look to perfection. In addition, a great way to join the timeless trend on a smaller scale is to grab yourself a pair of vegan leather boots (treat yo’ feet). This Fashionista has presented this trend along with a simple T-shirt and classic blue jeans, which receives an A+ from me.

What exactly is vegan leather? It’s made from polyurethane, which is a much more sustainable resource in relation to PVC—the resource used for majority of the “pleather” items you’ve seen in stores. As we shift into a generation that aims to find replacements for items that show little benefit to us and our environment, this leather substitute has begun to appear as the “next best thing.” Paper is being utilized rather than plastic, and raw foods are outshining those processed, while vegan leather is gaining the hearts of the fashion industry.

What’s so great about this everlasting trend? The price tag is generally college budget friendly, you escape the uneasy feeling of wearing furry friends, and it’s just about guaranteed to complement any outfit. Whether you’re boho-driven, vintage-inspired, minimal, daring, texture-influenced, or living colorfully, I promise there’s a piece of vegan leather out there waiting to enhance your aesthetic. Lately these trendy pieces have been influenced by personalization, which has allowed Fashionistas to tailor their pieces specifically to their own unique style. It’s not unusual to encounter pleather jackets dressed in funky prints, inspirational messages, and embroidered designs. Fashion is fun; find yourself one of these killer (looking) pieces that complements your originality.

Biker gals and animal-loving Fashionistas, unite.