What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks out the best leather looks

What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks out the best leather looks for effortless style this season

  • Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice for embracing the leather look trend 
  • She suggests trying tonal dressing – wearing the same shade from head to toe
  • British style editor reveals a selection of retailers currently stocking the trend 

ETHICAL WARDROBE

I’ve cut down massively on eating meat in the past year — it’s good for my health, wallet and the planet. But now I’ve decided that if I’m keeping dead animals out of the kitchen, I shouldn’t be adding them to my wardrobe, either.

LUXE LOOK FOR LESS

I’m not the only one — the popularity of faux leather is growing fast. It’s worth remembering that leather-look pieces aren’t necessarily great for the planet — it is plastic, after all — but to me, ethically, it’s still preferable to real animal hide. Even the most affordable pieces look expensive and luxurious. They have more flexibility than the real deal, and, importantly, are cruelty free.

Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice for embracing the leather look trend at any occasion this season. Pictured: Jumper, £29.50, and skirt, £35, marksandspencer.com; shoes, £34.99, tkmaxx.com

SEASON STAPLE

The olive-green skirt I’m wearing is from Marks & Spencer, whose PU (polyurethane) offerings are brilliant this season. The brand has reported that searches for leather-look pieces are up by more than 400 per cent on this time last year.

GO BOLD

Faux comes into its own in bold colours, not just black. If you’re going for trousers, choose a fashionable and flattering flare, such as the burgundy pair from Mango (below); and jackets don’t come much more chic than this caramel-coloured belted design from theoutnet.com. Oh, and it’s perfect for handbags and accessories, too.

NOW SHOP THE TREND…

mango.com

theoutnet.com

sonderstudio.co.uk

mango.com

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