Fiona is the editor of Plantpuree, a website that celebrates vegan living. With over 20 years in diet & fitness, fashion, and beauty, she brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to her work and writing on veganism.
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Looking for a vegan leather jacket that marries fashion and sustainability? You’ve come to the right place.
Leather jackets have been timeless symbols of boldness and fashion for decades – there’s simply no denying their ability to exude both confidence and sophistication. Be it moto, biker, bomber, blazer or zip-up designs; these iconic silhouettes are always in style with every season on the runways proving that a leather jacket is essential for any cool girl’s wardrobe.
It really is this simple: if you want to seriously lift any outfit, day or night, casual or formal, just slip on a chic leather jacket and watch how it elevates your look to effortless cool.
But there’s a problem. A huge one. Leather jackets may have a notoriously cool style, but the animal cruelty and environmental destruction associated with their production make it an impossible go-to for many fashion enthusiasts. For vegans or those concerned about sustainability – animal leather is simply out of the question.
Enter Vegan Leather Jackets.
Forget the cheap looking, shiny faux-leather horrors of the past. Today’s vegan leather jackets are just as fashionable as their animal counterpart, but come with a fraction of the environmental impact and no animals harmed in production.
So what leather jacket styles are set to be trending in 2023 that you can jump on without compromising your values?
What we can tell you is we’re seeing faux leather jacket versions of every classic and runway style from boxy bomber jackets to oversized bikers and longline blazers in the market for this coming year.
And to help you stay ahead of the game, we’ve compiled our favorite 2023 and beyond-style faux leather jackets that are sure to scream ‘cool’. Just make sure once you find “the one”, to take extra care of it so it will last through the years!
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What To Consider Before Buying
Finding a quality faux leather jacket that’s right for you can be just as difficult as finding the perfect pair of jeans. It takes a bit of experimentation to get it on point!
You’ll need to consider style, fit, hardware and the type of vegan leather.
When it comes to faux leather jacket styles for 2023, you’re spoilt for choice. Almost too much so! Popular faux leather designs include moto jackets, biker jackets, bomber jackets, blazers and zip-up faux leather jackets. But keep in mind the purpose for which you need a faux leather jacket – is it a casual day look or something more formal for a night out?
Secondly, how are you going to wear it? Will it be a jacket that easily blends with the rest of your wardrobe or are you looking for more of an eye catching statement piece?
Do you want the comfort of an extra heavy duty leather or something light enough to transition through the seasons? Neutral tones or bold shades? If I’m being honest, I’d opt for one of each – but that’s just me!
Finally identify the leather jacket style that speaks to you. If the classic biker look isn’t for you, there are plenty of modern spins on offer now such as oversized blazers, trenches and cropped styles — all giving a fresh take on leather jackets.
Choose the fashion piece that makes you most comfortable, but prioritize its long-term wearability. Invest in a leather jacket with classic timeless appeal for years of styling satisfaction.
The fit of faux leather jackets is key to making sure you look and feel your best. Personal style plays a huge factor in finding your best leather jacket.
Think about an oversized fit if you prefer a carefree vintage look. For a more modern 2023 silhouette, look for long lines, oversized, boxy shapes and pockets- loads of them. For a more feminine shape, seek out softer leathers that will allow the fabric to hug your frame resulting in a more body-conscious fit.
When it comes down to it, the ideal leather jacket can be coordinated with virtually any outfit you can think of. It should fit loosely enough that you can add layers when temperatures drop, but still look good worn over a sheer dress for an evening out.
When it comes to faux leather jackets, the hardware serves an important purpose – adding a touch of edge and breaking up the monochrome look.
Pay close attention to the details; look out for quality zippers, reinforced buttons or snaps, and buckles with a nice weight including their placement and size. You’ll know instinctively if the styling of the hardware is right for you.
Not only will the right hardware add to the overall aesthetic of your vegan leather jacket but it will also be long lasting and elevate most looks – an investment well worth considering!
Type of Leather
As you consider making the switch to vegan leather, remember that it’s not an automatic guarantee of environmental friendliness. Natural and recycled materials offer a more reliable alternative to many PU based faux leathers so that your purchase won’t only be kinder to animals but also kinder to our planet.
Before investing in any product, we suggest researching the brand’s values and sustainable practices in order to make sure you are truly supporting the environment and good labour practises.
It’s difficult to believe in companies that either remain silent regarding their supply chain or do not make clear the production methods they employ. To ensure reliable quality and cruelty-free faux leather, it is essential for brands to be transparent about these details.
Look for brands who share comprehensive information regarding their production methods; you’ll find yourself with a much better piece in the end.
Faux Leather Bomber Jackets
One of the most popular faux leather jacket styles making a runway comeback this year is the iconic bomber.
The bomber jacket is the epitome of versatility. Its edgy androgynous look can be dressed up or down from a laid-back weekend outfit with a maxi denim skirt (yes, they’re back!) and thongs to a more elegant pairing with a close fitting slip dress and strappy heels that offset its boxy silhouette perfectly.
For 2023, the vibe is oversized. Match its masculine charm with wide-leg pants that add balance without compromising on comfort or look to cargo pants and a heel.
All in all, vegan leather bomber jackets provide an effortless way to add a cool, edgy vibe and because faux leather is much lighter than traditional leather, these faux leather versions are great for layering and perfect for a Spring/Summer transition. The possibilities are endless.
ASOS Design Faux Leather Oversized Bomber Jacket
ASOS Faux Leather Oversized Bomber Jacket – £55
Stradivarius Faded Oversized Faux Leather Bomber Jacket
Stradivarius Faded Oversized Faux Leather Bomber Jacket £69.99
House of CB Oversized Faux Leather Bomber Jacket
House of CB Oversized Faux Leather Jacket £139
Faux Leather Moto Jackets
Moto jackets have been a staple in fashion for years and faux leather moto jackets provide the perfect way to get this classic look without using animal-derived skins. But don’t confuse it with the timeless black lapelled biker jacket; the motocross coat is a thick, mandarin collared jacket, complete with strong zipper and popper collar fastening.
Celebrities from Hailey Bieber to Kendall Jenner have also caught on the trend of these retro styles, flaunting oversized designs or bright hues with cropped versions. There’s no denying that the versatile moto is here to stay! Just don’t wear them too cropped this year – it feels a little dated for 2023.
if you’re looking to make a statement try the sporty stripe motocross jacket— with wide leg jeans or a slip skirt, you’ll look edgy and fashionable. Not to mention, moto jackets can be contrasted with other more feminine pieces like a sheer lace dress for an on-trend 2023 ensemble that will take your wardrobe to new heights. Catsuits? Cargos? Heels? You really can’t go wrong when styling up this timeless piece of clothing!
Deadwood Hiro Faux Leather Jacket
Pretty Little Thing Green Stripe Faux Leather Motocross
Pretty Little Thing Green Striped Faux Leather Motocross Jacket £50
Urban Outfitters Faux Leather Motocross Jacket
Urban Outfitters Faux Leather Motocross Jacket £89
Faux Leather Biker Jackets
Biker jackets have been a classic fashion statement since the fifties! From their timeless style to the versatility they offer, faux leather biker jackets can make any outfit an absolute hit.
Try out a classic feminine look with a pair of slouchy cargo jeans, ballerina flats (yes, they’re back again!) and a cropped white t-shirt – finish off the outfit with a faux leather biker jacket and you’ll be ready to take on the world.
If you are looking for more of a twist – just like the bomber and moto, for spring/summer 2023, – you wear it oversized. An over-sized faux leather biker paired perfectly with a mini skirt or dress is an iconic look that oozes sophistication and subtle sex appeal.
For the office, try a slip skirt with a white shirt and wide belt – the faux leather biker jacket will pull the entire look together.
Jealousy Vegan Biker Jacket
Jealousy Vegan Biker Jacket £188
Zara Distressed Faux Leather Biker Jacket
Zara Distressed Faux Leather Biker Jacket £79.99
Jayley Silver Faux Leather Biker Jacket
Jayley Silver Faux Leather Biker Jacket £124
Faux Leather Blazers
If you’re looking for a stylish, professional look, the tailored faux leather blazer will not disappoint. Longline styles with added inches have the effect of lengthening – especially if you choose to reveal some skin or your favorite top by leaving the bottom buttons open. Oversized, fitted – they all look stunning. If you are looking to balance out the formality of a serious feeling outfit add a touch of athleisure with a baseball cap.
Nanushka Cream Faux Leather Blazer
Nanushka Creme Alt-Leather Blazer £725
Monki Faux Leather Blazer
Monki Black Faux Leather Blazer £60
Abercrombie & Fitch Faux Leather Blazer
Abercrombie & Fitch Vegan Leather Blazer £130
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