‘Tis the season of faux leather and I am thriving.
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A high-waisted wrap skirt donning fall’s unofficial fabric of choice: faux leather. It makes suede, flannel, corduroy, etc. look like an afterthought.
An oversized knitted sweater vest for making the word “crisp” come to mind. Turtleneck weather is back, pets, and what better way to accessorize it than with the below? I’ll be taking five. Thanks.
A sleeved bodycon featuring drawstring ruching on each side, meaning that the length of this dress is — gird your loins here — completely adjustable. Attempt to contain your excitement until you reach the end of this post please.
A supportive underwire bodysuit to evoke the word ~swanky~ whenever you slip it on. Essentially, an addition like this to your going out wardrobe has the same energy as popping champagne or munching on caviar.
A matching set comprised of a midi dress and kimono, which means that those unreasonably warm brunch spots will no longer a problem. Simply take off the outer layer and bid adieu to sweating.
A long-sleeved jumpsuit that requires absolutely 👏 no 👏 effort 👏. Finding a matching top and bottom before your morning cup of coffee is inconceivable, so we suggest slipping this cozy one-piece on instead.
A cutout tee, because this is equally as comfortable as your favorite sleeved basic but *le gasp* about 10x more trendy. Who should start a style blog? You.
A ribbed knit pencil skirt, the free gift with purchase being immediate Instagram fame. This is far too trendy to be worn without photographic proof tbqh.
A zippered cardigan and mini skirt you can consider a trillion outfits in one. Pair the top with high-waisted denim or black leggings, the skirt with a plain tee and blazer; the list is endless and exhaustive, so I’ll leave the rest up to your imagination.
A racerback tank that has most likely been blessed by a fairy godmother, because this takes your basic cami and goes *poof*. An instantly chic upgrade is yours for the taking due this high-neck silhouette.
An off-shoulder blouse featuring a wrap waist and voluminous sleeves for THE party top of your dreams. Purchase this now now with the mindset that you’ll be wearing it to every singly semi-fancy occasion henceforth.
A plaid flannel shirt that’s just inspired me to scour Airbnb for a staycation in the middle of nowhere. I can picture it already: surrounded by nature, drinking coffee in a semi-modern cabin with floor-to-ceiling windows.. all while wearing this top.
A seamless set featuring a ribbed knit material best described as divine. Reviewers swear that the high-waisted leggings are squat-proof but “don’t feel suffocating,” which I’m pretty sure is allllll the proof we need that sorcery exists.
A pair of fleece-lined faux leather leggings guaranteed to make you feel ~trendier than thou~ strutting to your corner deli. Pair these with any simple top to make it look as if you didn’t snooze through your alarm this morning.
A longline plaid jacket so chic, it won’t matter that it’s covered in the remnants of the apple cider donut you just inhaled.
An off-shoulder jumpsuit because in the era that won’t be named (*ahem* literally the one we are living in now), the impossible has happened: we’ve gotten sick of leggings. This simple number provides all the comfort from our once beloved staple but looks far more put-together.
Elastic waist faux leather shorts that look so. damn. chic. Mama loves comfy clothes that fool the masses into thinking I’m trendy (mama in this context = me), and these provide just that.
High-waisted bell bottoms because in the year of TikTok, it’s been made abundantly clear that the time has finally arrived to retire ankle-hugging denim. Reviewers swear these babies are stretchy, comfy, and look fantastic on ye old 🍑.
A mini deep-V dress featuring leopard and sleeves to remind us that autumn. has. arrived, despite the lingering summer humidity. This features an open back which means you’ll probably want to go sans underwire.
An oversized graphic tee faintly calling out for — do you hear it? — your favorite high-waisted denim. Perk up your ears, folks, because the heart wants what it wants and *this* top demands to be worn exclusively with trendy shoes (preferably of the combat boot variety).
A mock neck bodysuit bound to be on constant rotation this fall. While this piece of clothing may not wear Uggs or guzzle down pumpkin spice, it still remains the perfect basic.
A faux leather jacket — arguably *the* most important wardrobe staple you’ll ever purchase. Ever. Throwing this on over denim jeans and a white tee has a 1,000% effectiveness rate at making you look like a bass-strumming rock star.
A V-neck slit dress for a look that screams “I tried” but requires merely 10 seconds of effort. Throw this on, reach for a fedora or fasten a messy bun, and et voilà.
Medium-weight ankle pants that laugh in the face of business casual’s past with a cinched waist, wide-leg silhouette. Translation: These are comparable to leggings in comfort but still allow you to retire those black slacks. *shudders at the thought of wearing them*
A boho-inspired mini dress ideal for spring, summer, and fall. Add a denim jacket and combat boots for a look that says “Halloween is nigh as evident by my outerwear and footwear choice.”
A faux suede mini skirt serving Big Fall Energy. Your outfit will have basically attained a Pinterest level of perfection — just add some boots and a bodysuit. Glass of apple cider in hand is optional but highly encouraged.
An off-shoulder maxi that had me humming the intro of The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Do You Believe In Magic?” as soon as I laid my peepers on it. That smocking! The mid-thigh slit! I officially believe in the existence of sorcery.
A fleece hoodie dress I intend on buying/hibernating in all chilly season long. 🎶 So long, farewell, gotta add this to my Amazon cart. 🎶
A batwing-sleeve dress that rivals your favorite blanket for softness. Reviewers swear by the below for both comfort *and* style; just add some stilettos and jewelry to zhuzh it up for RSVP-requiring occasions.
High-waisted pants featuring snazzy (and adjustable) bow detailing by the ankles, aka you’ll be able to slightly alter their silhouette. Keep ’em loose if you prefer more breeze or tighten them if you’re a staunch skinny denim supporter.
A padded long-line sports bra that reaps the versatility of a tank with the sweet, sweet support of underwire thanks to a body-hugging fit. TL;DR: going braless will have never felt so secure.
A mock neck sweater you will wear a minimum of seven times a week. Tuck it into some high-waisted denim and et voila, you’ll look chic without having to exert any actual effort.
A drawstring romper with all the comfort of the pajama set you’ve been wearing to bed since 1893, but it’s not fuzzy fleece rubber duck pajamas and ergo a *lot* more chic.
A square-neck midi ideal for frolicking through pumpkin patches in an ethereal “I was a fairy in a past life” kind of way. This is an easy one-and-done outfit that requires less effort than matching a top to your favorite leggings, plus the breezy material will feel lovely against your skin.
An off-shoulder bardot mini because no, you do not want to go out tonight, but yes, you did RSVP last week. Presenting at least one less headache: this dress. It goes with every shoe and accessory, plus the material is comfortable and doesn’t feel restrictive (despite the fact that it’s a bodycon).
A maxi shirtdress crafted from a blissfully lightweight material for “fall” days in which the temperature reads at sweating-profusely degrees. This allows you to look autumnal as heck without having to suffocate your sweat glands.
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