LEATHER: SYNTHETIC OR NATURAL?

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Natural leather has been a part of clothing since forever. Capes, coats, shoes… it is characterized by its insulating properties, durability and comfort. Although at one time it was considered essential to survive or to be protected from the outside world, modern life now offers us other options that look just as good!

Synthetic-leather-wise, the most popular materials are PVC and PU. Although these do not come from animals in any way, we need to keep in mind that their core is plastic - and therefore they come with a price regarding the environment. That said, several brands like Matt and Nat offer materials made from recycled fabric, which is great!

Here are the main properties of each category:


NATURAL LEATHER

•      Durable

•      Noble

•      Aged naturally

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SYNTHETIC LEATHER - PVC

·       Easy to maintain

·       Lightweight

•      Weather resistant

•      Mainly used in furnishings and residential items

 

SYNTHETIC LEATHER - PU

•      Natural look

•      Breathable

•      Durable

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This unmistakable fabric also appears to be one of the fall/winter biggest trends, so our stylists pull out eight looks where leather is the star of the show. Will you be able to differentiate the real from the faux?

 

STYLISH LEGGINGS

We love leather in a leggings version for its comfortable but stylish look at the same time. Wear it with a mega-sweater and well-chosen accessories and, voilà, you're done!

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THE TIMELESS DRESS

It combines classic cut and daring details like no other dress. A must that you will wear year after year, from the office to an evening with friends! Click to know the price, you will be surprised!

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THE CLASSIC SHOE

To pay a little more for a classic design and higher quality is okay! This versatile shoe will last through the years as will its comfort. Psst, it is also available in beige.

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THE MINIMALIST JACKET

A classic that gives oomph to a look! We love it! For those who are looking for a more formal outfit, know that adding a little daring touch to your style always has a nice effect. This jacket paired with a classic dress will have a guaranteed WOW effect. For a more casual look, pair it with dark jeans and a cosy turtleneck.

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THE STRAIGHT SKIRT

The cold season skirt version! Here we paired it with pretty tights, a tucked-in sweater and a checked jacket. An easy-going look that combines chic and casual!

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SHIRT DRESS

We love its loose grunge look. Definitely a modern version of the leather dress to wear as is with a bootie, or opened up with jeans and a t-shirt underneath.

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WINTER SHORTS

Yeah, you read that right! Wear them like a skirt with opaque tights underneath! We like the paper bag style of these shorts, so it’s best to choose a tight top that will highlight it. You’ll shine!

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MOTORCYCLE JACKET

Available in red and black, this motorcycle jacket will add style to your simplest outfits. In winter, wear it as a jacket, and as a lightweight coat during fall and spring.

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