Thursday, October 18, 2012 Guest Edit: Leather or Not, Here I Come
Pleather, faux, vegan leather…whatever you’re wearing these days has come a long way since the 90s. It used to be somewhat taboo to be seen in fake leather since you could tell from a mile away that you’re wearing it. To quote Cher Horowitz, “From far away it’s okay, but up close it’s a big old mess.” Nowadays you can hardly spot the difference thanks to sleek, wearable pieces with amazing detailing. No more smelling like rubber or rocking something too stiff to bust a move. The “not-quite leathers” have stepped their game up, giving you tons of styles to choose from. You can wear a little, like this two tone Wine & Dine Maxi Dress with the perfect pop of faux in the middle or get a lot of crazy DIY inspiration from the vintage Moschino Passport Mini Skirt. Real or fake…who cares, it’s about looking good on a budget!
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Varsity Moto Skirt
Wine & Dine Maxi Dress
Ryder Bustier Dress
Moto Suspender Skirt
Moschino Passport Mini Skirt
Social Concern Dress
Dark Side Moto Jacket
Prima Cutout Dress
Guest Contributor: Jessica Virgin
Jessica Virgin is the vintage loving Texas mom behind the personal style blog, VintageVirgin. When she’s not getting down and dirty in thrift stores, running behind her son, volunteering at school, DIYing or photographing herself, she’s focused on writing her unfinished novel and sharpening her culinary skills.