How to Step up Your Basics with Vegan LeatherYanira Garza
I’m a huge fan of basic, timeless pieces. Surprisingly, I do not have a huge wardrobe and I rarely buy something unless I can see us having a future together. My wardrobe is like a serious relationship and I’ve never been a fan of one night stands. So in order for me to bring it home, it has to be loved and of the long-lasting variety. I am a huge flirt, however, and will dabble here and there in trends and always find a way to mix in a bit with my existing wardrobe. One trend this season which seems to be everywhere, and it is mentioned so often that it should be more like a staple in its own right, is leather. In my case, vegan leather.
Here I’ll show you pieces that I’ve got in constant rotation amped up just by adding this hot trend:
Vegan Leather 1 of 9
Step up your wardrobe this season by adding touches of the hottest trend... or dare I say new classic?
The Summer Dress 2 of 9
My husband bought me this dress for my birthday when I was still trying to conceal my baby bump. It is not maternity, but it still fits like a glove and I don't want to put it away for the fall.
The Leather Leggings 3 of 9
It was a bit short to begin with, forcing me to wear it only with flats, but now for a night out with my husband, adding vegan leather leggings allows me to wear it with heels during cooler temperatures.
Khaki Shorts 4 of 9
I know it sounds foolish to wear shorts in the fall, but some days are still warm (and some parts of the country never get cold at all), so I'm not ready to put them away just yet.
The Leather Top 5 of 9
This top, that I recently picked up at Target, has been a hit. Pairing these shorts with leather and heels give the ensemble a cool factor that most wouldn't expect from basic khaki shorts.
The Oversized Dress 6 of 9
While I don't mind a flowy dress right now, as it is very comfortable for my growing belly, most women worry about not looking slim in a garment that's so shapeless.
The Leather Belt 7 of 9
Using a pleather belt without a metal buckle to define the waist (in my case empire) makes this oversized dress more stylish.
The Cozy Dress 8 of 9
I picked this dress up recently at Forever 21. This will most likely be worn once a week, at the very least, but it is pretty basic.
The Leather Vest 9 of 9
In order to make this dress reflect my style, I had to pick up a vegan leather vest to go with it. The vest and the sneakers give this dress an edge.