To look like a rock star, pair a faux leather skirt or some pleather pants with a rock & roll grapic t-shirt, a faux denim vest, a pair of hoop earrings, a studded bracelet, and over-the-knee boots. You can also try this look with a synthetic leather vest and a destroyed denim skirt. For a grunge-inspired look, wear a fake leather jacket with some ripped jeans, sneakers, and a plaid top underneath. Another grunge inspired look to try out is pairing some faux leather leggings with a plaid shirt dress and sneakers. If you're already planning your Halloween costume for next year, you can wear fingerless synthetic leather gloves with a military jacket, parachute pants, a fedora hat, and exposed zipper boots to go as the late Michael Jackson. For a holiday party, pair a pleather dress with some glitter tights, rhinestone stilletto shoes, chandelier earrings, a bib necklace, a faux pearl bracelet, and a bow headband (article on bow headbands coming soon!). For a boho-chic look, pair an oversized fake leather handbag with a peasant top , a maxi skirt, wedge espadrilles, bangle bracelets, and feather earrings. For a cute fall look, wear a synthetic leather belt with a shirt dress of your choice, some jeggings, a pair of slouch boots, and a cuff bracelet. If you ever want to add a sweet, feminine touch to this tough look, try pairing your pleather with bow necklaces, bows, polka dots, flower accessories, floral prints, butterfly prints, lace, ruffles, and feather prints. Let me know if you have any more suggestions!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Leather has been spotted all over the runways, in fashion magazines, and in clothing stores everywhere this season. It's no surprise given the fact that shine and glossy leggings are still very much in style. It also makes sense with all the rock star and grunge styles such as studs, rhinestones, exposed zippers, motorcycle jackets, rock & roll graphics, and ripped denim being in. I love the way leather looks. There's nothing I like more than seeing a great leather jacket or skirt paired with some feminine lace or floral prints. This is the perfect way to look tough yet still sweet. Leather is also a common material used in shoes and handbags. However, I realize that many of us (myself included) do not want to wear real leather for both political and financial reasons. Therefore, I recommend giving faux leather (also known as pleather) a try. Synthetic leather looks just as good as real leather does, is much easier on your wallet, and is animal-friendly. So take a look at my faux leather finds below.