Of course, it's a given that genuine leather can instantly level up any outfit, but its faux sibling has come a long way since its stiff, plasticky-looking days. The real thing can be pricey, but with so many high-quality faux-leather and vegan-leather options (I love Nanushka) that feel just as soft and luxurious, who needs it anyway? This is why leather alternatives have become a stylish shortcut to achieving an air of luxury, even when on a budget.
From billowy leather pants to saturated leather jackets, the luxurious fabric is on the limbs of every cool person worth their salt these days, and it's a hack I'm taking up for myself. Whether you go for real or faux, the trend makes every outfit look decadent, adding a lush and luxurious touch. Scroll below to see how the style set is wearing the staple as well as several leather pieces that will leave you feeling like you've increased your net worth.
If you already have a bursting collection of leather blazers (like me), the next phase of this addiction is to go the colorful route. A shiny leather topper makes this relatively simple ensemble something to really ogle over.