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Luxe for Less: The Faux Leather Trend

by Jill Manoff

Not edgy? No problem. You can definitely embrace the hot-for-fall leather trend without straying from your comfort zone—or making an investment you’ll regret. The reason? This season, everything about the material is different. For one, it’s hottest in bits, rather than style-encompassing doses. What’s more, getting the look is oh-so-affordable—thanks to new, faux leather options that cost a lot less.

Our favorites include updated takes on styles we know and love— like blouses with faux-leather cuffs and tees with leather-look sleeves. For a date, we love a faux leather skirt. For work? A blazer with leather-inspired lapels is perfect. Because the latest styles are not altogether leather, they’re surprisingly practical and oh-so-wearable: Squeezing into leather pants? Far from appealing. Working leather-paneled leggings? Don’t mind if we do...