Look for Less: The Bold Faux Leather Trend for Fall

Fall is in the air! With Halloween festivities behind us and the holidays ahead of us, leather and faux leather is popping up everywhere. The leather trend was spotted once again on various runways in both neutrals and bold colors for fall 2021. To get the look for less, you can always go faux. I personally love the trend and breaking out my favorite faux leather clothes makes the end of summer and the crisp autumn air a little more exciting. I’ve rounded up the best faux leather pieces for the season in bold colors as well as neutrals and classic black.

Bold Faux Leather Trend For Fall 2021

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Faux Leather Accented Tops

Do you want to dip your toe in this trend without a ton of commitment? Try some faux leather accented pieces instead of committing to a full faux leather purchase. This faux leather sleeve top from Express is available in classic black or a pretty eggshell color. People will do a double take when they see your arms! Since this top is neutral, it’s easy to style. You can pair it with a print, or keep it simple with a swipe of red lipstick and your favorite pair of jeans.


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Edgy Faux Leather Leggings

For those women brave enough to wear leggings, this trend is edgy! I have a family friend in her 60’s who wears faux leather leggings, platform heels, bright red Chanel nail polish and fire engine red lipstick, so this trend totally reminds me of her. Amazon (of course!) has tons of inexpensive options, available in every colorway under the sun. Or try these bright red-orange leggings from Francesca’s.

For women wanting to splurge on a slightly more expensive pair of leggings, Spanx has a higher end pair in black. I know colored leather is trending, but wearing a bold pair of leggings might be a bit much and you’ll get more cost per wear from a simple black pair. Spanx is a beloved brand too, and the fact these are available in both petite and tall means you’re bound to find one that is flattering on your body type. I would wear these for relaxing weekend errands with sneakers under an oversized casual sweater.

Faux Snakeskin Blazer

Blazers will always be a dependable staple to wear at the office, and this faux leather snakeskin blazer from Forever 21 breaks through the ‘boring’ blazers for only $38. It’s oversized and comes in brown, black or taupe. It would be perfect to throw on for an effortless yet perfectly styled look. I would let this piece make a statement and pair with simple, tailored wardrobe staples.

Colored Faux Leather Moto Jackets

The classic faux leather moto jacket will always be in style! Amazon has tons of affordable options, like this lime jacket that is available in many different colors. It’s affordable too, so you can buy two jackets for the price of one!

Faux Leather Jacket With Removable Hood

We all know that in autumn, the weather is sometimes unpredictable. Layering is key! For a layered look, try a faux leather jacket with a removable hood. This BLANKNYC jacket from Nordstrom is a beautiful purple-brown color. It looks a lot more expensive than it is!

Quilted Faux Leather Jackets

Quilted jackets are another big trend for fall and they will always be in style. So why not invest in a faux leather version? This quilted oversized bomber jacket from ASOS in camel is a fabulous example of a jacket that will last you several seasons. The elasticized cuffs and hem will keep out the chilly fall air.

Faux Leather Jacket With Shearling Lining

Levi’s offers this unique faux leather jacket with a shearling lining to keep you warm and cozy! It’s a bit more expensive, but in my experience, Levi’s clothing lasts a long time. Keep in mind you’ll want to keep the shearling clean on this particular jacket to prevent it from looking dingy. Luckily it’s machine washable!

Tips For Styling Faux Leather For Fall

  • If you’re feeling bold, try a pair of edgy faux leather leggings. Pair with an oversized sweater to balance out your look.
  • A faux leather blazer in a neutral color will spice up your office wardrobe!
  • Amazon has tons of options for colored moto jackets and leggings so you can try the trend and not spend a lot cash.
  • For versatility, try a faux leather jacket with a removable hood.
  • Quilted faux leather jackets or faux leather coats with shearling will always be classic and a worthwhile investment!

Shop Faux Leather for Fall for Less

Express Mock Neck Faux Leather Sleeve Top, $60

Francesca’s Evan Faux Leather Leggings, now $31

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings, $98

Forever 21 Faux Snakeskin Blazer, now $38

Design by Olivia Women’s Long Sleeve Zipper Closure Moto Biker Faux Leather Jacket, $42

BLANKNYC Faux Leather Bomber Jacket with Removable Hood, now $41

Levi’s Quilted Faux Leather Moto Jacket with Faux Shearling Lining, $98

ASOS DESIGN Faux Leather Quilted Bomber Jacket in Camel, $80

Which is your favorite faux leather fashion piece? Will you try it in a bold color for fall?

–Claire Mykrantz

You may like to read more of Claire’s looks for less posts like Striking and Sophisticated Fall Weather Work Looks for Less and Look for Less: How to Style Amazing Lace for Autumn 2021.

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