Despite the disgusting heat we’re experiencing here in NYC (if you have nice weather, I think the whole Gurl team is jealous of you), fall is right around the corner. In my mind, this means a lot of things, but one thing that stands out is fall fashion because it is the best fashion. Fall clothing is the best because it’s not too cold and it’s not too hot, so you have tons of cute options.
There are obviously a lot of trends for the fall 2013 season and one of them that I’ve been noticing everywhere is leather. Obviously, wearing real leather can get pretty expensive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some cute leather items that will put you right on trend this season. Even if you don’t want to be too trendy, leather is still so fun for the colder weather – it gives any outfit an edge. Check out these 15 leather items you need to buy for fall 2013.
Edgy Faux Leather DressHow adorable is this dress? It definitely has sort of a dominatrix vibe, which is super sexy. But even though this can easily be dressed up for a party, it can also be dressed down by adding a sweater and flat shoes. For some reason, I also see this being the perfect addition to someone's Halloween costume... You can buy this from Forever 21 for $24.80!
Faux Leather Trim BackpackIf you're still in search of a cute backpack for school or you just want a new one (or you just want a backpack even if you're not in school), this is the one you should choose. The floral pattern is so cute and pretty, while the subtle faux-leather trim keeps it from being too girly. You can buy this from PacSun for $35.50!
Faux Leather Varsity JacketVarsity jackets are another trend that came back into style recently and, in my opinion, will probably never go out of style. They keep you warm, they're cute and they're a little retro - what's not to love? I'm obsessed with the color of this faux leather one, as this color green is another fall trend to look out for. You can buy this for $22.80 from Forever 21!
Portrait FaltsBetween the faux-leather and the studs, these flats definitely make a statement. I love the pointy toe. These would be cute with a dress, jeans, leggings... basically anything. AND they're on sale! Doesn't get much better. You can buy these from Bakers for $19.95!
Faux Leather LeggingsOne of the best ways to wear leather this season is definitely in leggings-form. Leather leggings are a little edgy and they're easy to pair with basically anything. You can dress them up with a fun top and heels or wear them to school with flats and a more casual top. Just don't wear them on a day that's super warm! You can buy these from Nordstrom for $28.00!
ASOS Leather Baker Boy HatHats are always great for fall and this one is super fun and different. Keep yourself warm with this unique look - you'll definitely stand out! You can buy this from ASOS for $43.88
Street-Chic Faux Leather JacketThere's a ton of ways to incorporate leather into your wardrobe, but my absolute favorite has to be the leather jacket. It's a classic, plain and simple. It adds edge to any outfit you wear and keeps you cozy - and the best time to wear one is during the fall. My favorite way to wear leather jackets is over a girly dress or top. I love the mix! This one has a slightly distressed look and is an amazing option for the price. You can buy this from Forever 21 for $37.80!
Iconic Quilted Faux Leather Crossbody BagA faux-leather bag is a great staple to have because you can use it whenever and it will basically be in style forever. This one is classy and chic and looks like it holds a decent amount of stuff. Plus, the crossbody style couldn't be easier. You can buy this from Forever 21 for $24.80!
Faux Leather Heathered TopIf you want to incorporate leather into your wardrobe without going over-the-top or being too dramatic, leather accents are perfect for you. I love the look of this faux-leather pocket on this simple and casual top. And it's an incredible price, so get it before it's gone! You can buy this from Forever 21 for $8.99!
Liquid Pleather Skating SkirtI own a leather skirt that I'm completely obsessed with, so obviously I love this faux-leather one. Skater skirts are so easy and comfortable to wear and it's much easier to dress this down than you would think. You can buy this from Charlotte Russe for $18.99!
Almost Famous Knit/Faux Leather Skinny PantsRockers pull off leather pants like it's no big deal, but for the rest of us, it's not always so easy. These are fun because the front is faux-leather, while the back is knit material - so they're comfy, while still standing out. You can buy these for $29.99 from Tilly's!
Qupid Trivia Patent SneakersThe faux suede and patent leather on these black sneakers makes them anything but boring. Sneakers are so comfy and I'm always searching for a pair that aren't too sporty or, well, ugly-looking. These are definitely a must-have. You can buy these from PacSun for $34.95!
Faux Leather Stripe LeggingsLeave it to Victoria's Secret PINK line to make leather totally casual and comfy. These stripe faux-leather leggings are great if you want to wear a little leather, but not too much. You can definitely dress these up - unless you're into working out in exercise. In which case, you're covered! You can buy these for $24.50 from Victoria's Secret!
Leatherette Skull TopLike I said before, a great way to wear leather without going overboard is to try simple accents. The leather shoulder accent on a casual tee is super popular for a reason - it's cute! The skull design on this one makes it even more fun. You can buy this from 2B for $24.95!
Faux Leather Cat WatchObviously, I saved the best for last. I'm obsessed with this cat watch. It's so adorable and fun. Who cares if it doesn't have any numbers on it - it's perfect as is. You can buy this from Forever 21 for $16.80!
Which of these items is your favorite? Are you going to buy any of these? Which fall trend do you want to see more of? Tell me in the comments!