Under $100: Faux Leather Details That Look Luxe

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Leather detail fashions have been huge for the past few seasons. We’ve covered the look from many angles, from the lightweight leather of spring 2013, to the leather-details sweaters of fall 2013, to perforated leather for spring 2014. This week, we want to give the trend the “Under $100” treatment with these new faux leather finds that look just as luxurious as the real thing, minus the big price tag and animal welfare concerns.

I’m still convinced that a leather detail sweater is the perfect way to rock the trend without going all hardcore. This softly draped sweater from Saks Fifth Avenue’s in-house BLACK label has just enough faux leather to look on trend, but not so much that it takes over the sweater. It’s available in both grey and black.

Saks Fifth Avenue BLACK Faux Leather Twist Top

→ Buy the Saks Fifth Avenue BLACK Faux Leather Twist Top, $20.00 (was $68.00), at saksoff5th.com.

This standout peplum dress has a ladylike silhouette, accented by an exposed back zip that adds a little edge. This dress would be ideal for cocktails or a daytime event that calls for a more fashion-forward look.

Muse Zigzag Peplum Faux Leather Dress

→ Buy the Muse Zigzag Peplum Faux Leather Dress, $81.25 (was $180.00), at lastcall.com.

Leather detail leggings are definitely a wardrobe must have. I love the diagonal faux leather details on these poly-blend leggings – it’s so unique compared to the standard tux stripe detail that’s all over the racks.

W118 by Walter Baker Faux Leather Trimmed Leggings

→ Buy the W118 by Walter Baker Faux Leather Trimmed Leggings, $71.24 (was $138.00), at saksoff5th.com.

A simple black faux leather tee is perfect for pairing with jeans for an instantly pulled together downtown look. Large expanses of faux leather can look cheap, but this French Connection version looks rich and supple, even up close.

French Connection Athena Faux Leather Top

→ Buy the French Connection Athena Faux Leather Top, $59.40 (was $138.00), at lastcall.com.

Leather detail will look out of place in all but the most creative office environments. But, if you are lucky enough to have a creative workplace, this faux leather sleeve dress is a fabulous way to get the look in a day dress. Wear it with funky bootie pumps to complete the vibe.

Sharagano Faux Leather Sleeve Dress

→ Buy the Sharagano Faux Leather Sleeve Dress, $57.85 (was $138.00), at lastcall.com.

For a more night out appropriate dress, check out this Cindy + Johnny sheath dress. The combination of the figure flattering ponte knit and the v-neck faux leather bodice is both flattering and edgy.

Cindy and Johnny Paneled Ponte Knit Combo Dress

→ Buy the Cindy + Johnny Paneled Ponte Knit Combo Dress, $44.49 (was $143.00), at saksoff5th.com.