Shop Like You Give a Damn: Hide & Seek


You don’t have to be a trendspotter to notice that clothing and accessories made from leather have catapulted to front row status for Fall/Winter 2012. This trend has many Hollywood starlets flaunting their curves in leather dresses, shorts, and tops but the fate of our friends in the animal kingdom aren’t so stylish. Using the hide and skin of animals for fashion doesn’t appeal to this broad, so I found fantastic cruelty-free alternatives that are worthy of a spin on the red carpet.

This sleeveless faux leather shell ($56) is also available in basic black but I happen to fancy the bold red. The slight peplum will nip in your waist when you pair it with a slim trouser, raw denim, or fitted skirt . Contemporary British brand Oasis has been around for two decades and can ship anywhere and has several other Polyurethane options!












Mr. Lagerfeld is the epitome of sleek high-fashion. No arguments there, right? Now you can enjoy a tough-girl makeover with his KARL Dahli faux-leather dress. $290 will ensure that you’re the pulse of the pretty party with this fitted yet figure friendly little number. Take notice of the V-back and gorgeous cut of this fully-lined vegan fabric. I’m willing to bet you won’t be able to tell the difference!

Step outside of the comfort cubicle at your office when your confidence grows from closing deals in this kicky faux-leather pleated skirt! $66 affords you a refreshing update to your wardrobe. Pair it with a fitted blazer or cardigan, menswear inspired blouse, and perhaps some tasseled platform loafers during the day. Continue the momentum on Saturday night with vintage concert tee, military jacket, and fringed booties.

















If you’re in the mood to funk up your closet, Blank Denim’s Vegan Faux Leather Leggings are available on ShopBop right now. You can even scoop up the Pewter shade (originally priced at $88) for 50% off! I happen to love the Plum shade but you can’t help but adore the black which is anything but basic too!

See you next Sustainable Sunday!











Photo Credit: Cameron Powell

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