Monday, November 8, 2021

How To Style Faux Leather & Suede with "November Stylish Monday"

On the second Monday of every month a group of style bloggers and I pick a theme, style an outfit based on that theme, and then do a link up together where you can join too!  This month's theme is "Faux Leather or Suede"

For this month's theme "Faux Leather or Suede" I actually had a hard time deciding what to wear because I have so much Faux Leather!  I have several different colors and styles of faux leather jackets, and of course I have tons of faux leather shoes.  I ultimately decided on showing you a faux suede jacket because I thought it would be great to show how I styled a fall dress for completely different looks and temperatures.

In the picture on the left, I am styling the same fall dress as the one I'm wearing on the right.  I completely changed the look of it by wearing a faux suede jacket, swapping out the open toe booties for tall faux leather boots, and wearing a leather belt instead of the cloth belt that came with the dress.  I even switched out my bag from a clutch to a handbag.  When I first wore this dress, it was a warm fall day, but I was able to wear it on a cooler fall day by adding the jacket and switching out the footwear.

Here is a close up of the leather belt.  It is too big to wear around my waistline, so after I made it small enough to fit my waist, I tied the excess in a knot off to the side.

Because it's fall, I wore a leaf pendant in honor of fall.  This is an actual aspen leaf I picked up years ago from a Colorado vacation.  They glaze the leaf somehow and make it into a necklace.  What a great souvenir!

I received my faux suede jacket in a Stitch Fix long ago.  I just love it, and I've certainly gotten a lot of use out of it.  Both the color and style make it wearable with a lot of things.

Both the dress and the handbag are old and were purchased from Amazon.   

And finally here are some very old slouchy boots. I actually think these boots need to go.  You can't tell in the picture, but they are getting quite worn.  I've had them for ages, but I love them, so they are hard to part with.

And now lets see what the rest of the ladies are wearing, and be sure to link up your outfits with us at the end of this post.


Joy -   Joyous Styling    Faux Leather Shacket - Embossed leggings and sequin booties add a touch of unexpected glamour.. my sleeveless turtleneck has ruching and is a closet



Shelbee - Shelbee on the Edge - I always love the edginess that leather can add to any outfit. I recently spotted these wide legged faux leather trousers in Charlotte Russe for a mere $15. I liked them so much that I also bought them in black and now I have all sorts of sassy styling ideas rolling through my mind. 


Nancy -  Nancy’s Fashion Style - I love to wear faux leather. Back in the days I used to wear a lot of real leather, it’s not my thing anymore. The only downside with faux leather is that we have a white leather couch, that doesn’t work very well together. So sadly I can only wear faux leather when I go out!


Nina - Sharing a Journey -I love a little faux leather and suede in the fall!  There are so many options!  When I saw Spanx new faux suede flairs, I had to have a pair--get styling tips on how to create a few fresh looks with faux leather and suede..


Lucy - Lucy  I adore faux-leather and all the styling possibilities that go along with it!  Today's outfit is a perfect example of how you can mix colors to obtain a look that flows, just by having the fabric as the element that pulls it all together. Faux-leather is master at accomplishing this- even with colors that you wouldn't necessarily think of styling together!


Julie - Fashion Trends and Friends and Instagram FashionTandF -  It’s Faux Leather Weather; and I’m not mad about it!  I actually did a whole blog post already on this trend but this faux leather lover can’t get enough so of course I had to participate with all of my fashionable friends.  This faux leather jumper is one of my newest additions.  Plus I’m sharing a fabulous new faux leather and suede pink jacket to my wardrobe!  The Faux Leather Trend is going strong and the best part is you can find an assortment of colors!


Nicole - High Latitude Style - I found these pink faux leather booties at Value Village two years ago. Of course, the color and zipper details called my name. Despite they got a lot of wear in the long Interior Alaska winters, they still look like new.


Ada - Elegance and Mommyhood -Faux Leather has been trending for the past decade - as long as I have been a mother pretty much. And speaking of mothers, my layered look today is very cool and put together for a busy mom with little ones, that’s me. The star of the show is this Pinot Noir Faux Leather Moto Jacket with a built-in grey sweatshirt hoodie. How cool is that?! More faux leather comes via the chic shoes that can pass both as sneakers and as oxfords. Both of these leather pieces are 2 of the 5 items I purchased this Summer during the NSale. 

And Me!

Amy - Amy’s Creative Pursuits -  I love to change the look of a dress with a lightweight jacket like this faux suede one from Stitch Fix.

Have A Great Day! Amy

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  1. Such a beautiful outfit. All of these ladies look amazing and I like all of combinations. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Jackets like the one you are wearing are so versatile! And they look good on anything, but especially good on dresses!

    1. They sure are! This one goes with almost everything in my closet. I love it.

  3. That dress is gorgeous! I love how styling it differently it looks completely different! So many options!

    1. thank you! It was a great gift and I think it's my favorite dress in my closet right now.

  4. I love how you changed the look of this dress with the moto jacket and a switch of accessories. What a gorgeous dress it is, too. The color is stunning on you!


  5. I just love how you made the dress perfect for the colder months Amy. Adding the different belt is such a great trick. Sometimes I use a clear elastic around the belt to act as a belt loop for when there's a lot of extra.

    1. Oh, that's a great tip! I love the knotted look too.

  6. Amy,

    This is a fabulous outfit. I adore a dress, boots, and jacket look and yours ticks all the boxes on details. And no more swooning about sweaters for this gal; henceforth, Fall shall be known as leather and suede season, don't you agree?


    1. Well, I love jackets, but I think I will always prefer the coziness of a cardigan.

  7. You look fabulous, Amy! I love the colour of the dress with the jacket. Very pretty setting too!
    Suzy xx

  8. Such a great outfit! The wine colored dress is gorgeous and love the sleeves! And what a perfect color for a faux suede jacket!
    Not jealous of Nicole's snow, but it looks like she's having so much fun :-)

    1. Thanks Ellie! Yea, no one wants snow this time of the year, but that's Alaska for you.

  9. Two great ways to style a dress. I love the cute leaf brooch. It's such a shame the slouchy boots have reached the end of their life. Thanks for linking.

  10. Amazing how a jacket switches things up!

  11. I love the addition of the jacket! Both ways look really cute though!

  12. That burgundy dress is so cute on you and it layers so well! that's a beautiful jacket with it :) sadly faux leather doesn't last long with the heat and humidity here! :( I don't have much of it in my wardrobe.

    Thanks for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope that you are having a good weekend :) We were out at the park enjoying the sunshine today!

    Away From The Blue

  13. Beautiful burgundy color on you Amy! I like how you tied the belt too! The area in which you took your pictures is quite pretty! I love seeing the changing Fall leaves.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  14. Hi Amy!

    I love how you shared how to style a dress for warmer fall weather and as the temperature cools off! I great faux suede jacket that stands the test of time and will always be a wardrobe staple!

    Our collaborations always bring me great joy!
    Julie xo

    1. Thanks Julie. I love our group challenges too! We have a great group of women!

  15. So many adorable faux real looks!! Your dress reminds me of the one I styled for gem colors with the Ageless Style gals. Need to wear it again. This time with boots.


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