Leather: How to Fake It

I must admit that I like the look of leather. The sleek and minimalist biker look is one of my favourite style inspirations ever. This is why I am so thrilled with the faux varieties available on the high street these days*. A leather jacket and skirt have been on my must-wear list for ages - but obviously the faux variety. But I had never worn leather trousers, of any kind, until after this Christmas, when one of my gifts was a lovely pair of faux-leather trousers from Zara (chosen by me).

I fell in love the moment I slipped into this pair in the fitting room. Tough yet surprisingly elegant, this pair is the perfect complement to floaty tops, sleek jackets and, like today, chunky knits. They're incredibly soft and comfy, plus they seem very durable (oh, I hope they are. I am so in love with them, I will cry if they dare break on me).

I love, love, love pairing tough with soft - I'd say that, plus minimalism, is my style signature. So this bright and cosy cable knit teamed with these biker-inspired trousers is exactly where my style vibe lives this winter season.

*yes, I know there are many ethical issues around Zara. Unfortunately I cannot afford to shop only ethical fashion at the moment. I hardly buy any clothes at all, and one of my New Year's resolutions is to shop more at charity shops. I bought three garments only in all of 2015, whereof one came from a charity shop and another was from a small, ethical brand.

Coat and trousers, Zara. Knitwear, H&M. Bag, gifted, but comes from a small shop in Spain.

1 comment:

  1. Since I don't wear leather the fake & faux leather is right up my alley. :]

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