As mentions of pumpkin, changing leaves and other autumnal cliches begin to fill our annoyingly shorter days, getting dressed is starting to feel more like a task. There are layers to pile on, cashmere accessories to coordinate, boots to break in. And for some — especially those that hibernated in fleece last winter — there's the relearning of what's cool to wear when it's cold outside. Knits have become a go-to easy throw-on for all seasons, but let's not forget the buttery-soft wardrobe hero that remains one of the best seasonal closet investments: leather.
The smooth fan-favorite fabric has day-to-night wearability. A slick tailored pant with a loafer sets the right tone for the office, while the same trouser can be worn with a more fanciful flat or crystal-embellished heel to a holiday party. Looking for comfort? Pick a wide-legged version or even a midi skirt. And if you're a denim die-hard, there are ample blazer, shacket, long coat and puffer styles on the market that will add some tactile intrigue to your cold-weather lineup.
To get your search for a luxe fall companion started, we found an assortment of leather garments — many of which are made using vegan leather alternatives — that are available at a range of prices. Really lean into leather weather by wearing it from top to bottom, or pick one budget-breaking piece that you'll wear on repeat.
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