From trench coats and mini-skirts to trousers and dresses, these sumptuous leather staples are perfect for chilly autumn days.
As the seasonal crispness sets in, embrace the transitional staple from head to toe. Style tip: Whether it’s in a chocolate brown or muted mustard, monochromatic leather is the move of the moment. Here, we round up stylish fall leather essentials, from trousers to a shoulder bag, that will elevate your autumn outfit options.
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Veronica Beard Haina Vegan Leather Short
Made for those autumn mornings that start cool and end with unseasonably warm temps, this navy-hued pair of leather shorts let you hold onto summer for a little longer. Couple it with an oversized knit (a cream polo would be divine) and you’re set for the transition season.
Nanushka Lonne Okobor Alt-leather Skirt
Buttery soft “alt leather” defines this Nanushka mini skirt with easy, highly wearable appeal. Make it a set with the Budapest brand’s Loga top which mimics the strappy style in a tank.
Coach Leather Trench Coat
This vintage-inspired trench silhouette by Coach is an investment, to be sure, but with its heavyweight, wind-blocking leather fabrication and calf-length cut, it’s got September-to-early-December-potential written all over it.
Séfr Truth Faux Leather Jacket
You know those outerwear pieces that people stop you in the street to ask about? This Séfr pick is it. Coming in under $500, it’s crafted in a looks-and-feels-like-the-real-thing faux leather with a super-comfortable, boxy silhouette.
Khaite Clara Chain Shoulder Bag
If you’re looking for a forever bag that straddles the structure-meets-slouchy line, Khaite’s Clara bag is it. The classic shape is punctuated by a chain link handle and a chocolate-y brown hue that goes with everything.
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Straight Leg Pants
When you think of leather pants, you think smooth and sleek — that’s the conventional design equation. Here, Bottega’s signature weave lends an unexpected textural element that’s worth the hefty price tag.
Proenza Schouler White Label Ruched-detail Spaghetti-strap Minidress
Introducing the LWLD (that’s the Little White Leather Dress, FYI.) Doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as easily, but that disjunction isn’t reflected in its innate versatility. Wear it now as the season shifts and well into the late fall with a pair of tights.
Hilary MacMillan ‘Leather’ Ruched Crop Shirt
The magic of Toronto-based designer Hilary MacMillan? Her ability to find new ways of reinventing staple fabrications. This cropped, vegan leather top with a gathered neckline is just one prime example.
$180, available on hilarymacmillan.com as of September 6.
Babaton Pegu Skirt
Nine-to-five wardrobe, meet your newest member: this knee-length, vegan leather pencil skirt is equally up for prim blouses as it is for a crisp white tee and a blazer. Plus, it’s primed for cinq-a-sept opportunities, too.
This article first appeared in FASHION’s September 2023 issue. Find out more here.
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