Like peanut butter and jelly, fall and vegan leather jackets go together like not much else. Though far from a crime to wear the punky number year-round (I definitely do), transitional weather calls for a jacket that’s versatile enough to protect you against the evening chill, but is still light enough to tie around your waist when the sun decides to make a fashionably late appearance. That said, genuine leather jackets can be price-y and not particularly sustainable.
Luckily, in the past few years, brands have created vegan leather jackets that look just as classic, stylish, and timeless as their genuine leather counterparts. They’re also less expensive, are just as durable, and look exceptionally real. Scroll down to shop the best vegan leather jackets that don’t look or feel plastic-y, are kinder to the planet, and that we will be wearing all season (and year) long.
The best vegan leather jackets
This fashion-forward faux leather jacket is not your classic biker option. The fringe adds a western flare, while the cream shade makes it different from the original black versions you see all around town.
A sucker for the classics? This Moto jacket is an Amazon bestseller that touts over 6,000 reviews of wearers, one of which who says, “I’m raving…but I really must say again, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this jacket!” We’re already sold.
Channel The Matrix, but make it fashion. This long vegan leather jacket features a snake print with solid brown contrasting sleeves, making it a “piece” rather than a “basic.”
If you’re a proud subscriber to the “shacket” trend, this vegan, tan shirt jacket is perfect for transitional fall weather, and so easy to stash in your bag if it gets warm at noon.
Alice and Olivia knows jackets. This army green number features the perfect combination of shiny and matte fabrics in the perfect fall shade.
Red is always a good idea. This cropped, vegan leather jacket is a major statement with a chunky belt that makes any leggings and tee fit a look with a capital L.
As the days start to get shorter and the weather gets colder, this shearling-lined number is more of a coat than a jacket and will keep you oh-so-cozy and warm.
To put it simply, Levi’s are never a bad idea. The fit and quality is tried and true, after all. This classic moto jacket is sure to go with every outfit you’re wearing all season.
Wanting to add a little spunk to the original? This soft, faux leather moto jacket has dual buttons, a belt, wrist cuffs, and statement zippers that elevate the classic look.
If you’re a true cozy lover, this faux leather bomber features a removable hood for colder days that prep you for unpredictable rain and snow.
If you’re looking for a jacket that is “night out on the town ready,” this patent leather option has got you covered. The matching skirt completes the set, but the jacket on its own will have you standing out in a crowd.
Winter means it’s finally puffer season. Puffer and (faux) leather jacket in one, you’ll be winning all the fashion shows at lunch. This sleek jacket will keep you warm while still channeling “off-duty model” vibes.
No, Abercrombie isn’t just for tweens anymore. This beige faux leather moto jacket is sleek, stylish, and perfect for year round wear.
Combine the snakeskin trend you see every Fashion Week with the ’70s style fringe that never went out of style, and you’ve got this statement jacket you’ll never want to take off.
Packing for a trip? This easy-to-fold, versatile, cloak-like jacket is perfect to squish up and store in a handbag, weekender, suitcase, or under your arm as you sprint to your gate.
Talk about high fashion. This flight-inspired, vegan leather jacket has an uber-flattering silhouette that can turn any simple jeans and tee outfit into an effortlessly stylish, cool, constructed look.
If you’re like me and have a few closet pieces that are set aside purely for “I need a brunch outfit and I need it five minutes ago” wear, this draped faux leather jacket is perfect for you. Chuck it over a romper, pair it with jeans and a tank, wear it under a larger jacket for an extra layer, or roll right out of bed in leggings and use the color to hide the hangover—this jacket is as versatile as it gets.
Spice up your classic leather jacket look with studs. These small, silver embellishments give a starry look to the piece, and make it easier to pick out of a crowd (or pile) of other black leather jackets.
Originally $160, now $96
Not to be left out, this vegan suede jacket is still kinder to the environment than its non-imitation alternatives and features the same moto structure as many other leather options, but this time in a new, unique, fall shade.
Originally $100, now $70
The classics simply never go out of style. No one knows that better than GAP—truly a brand that’s stood the test of time since the ’60s.
If you’re looking for a brand that perfectly bridges the line between fast fashion and price-y designers, ASTR the Label has got you covered. This fall staple is stylish, doesn’t feel plastic-y or cheap, and it’s also versatile, and sustainable.
As winter peeks around the corner, this puffer is going to be on every holiday wish list—you heard it here first. The leather look makes it chicer than your classic nylon or polyester shell, the cream/white shade is easy to match with anything and everything, and the insulation will be your cold weather knight in padded armor.
Channel your inner Harry Styles on tour with this statement leather blazer that is sure to garner quite a few (or ton) of compliments as you strut down the street.
This faux leather, quilted set exudes total Blair Waldorf meets Posh Spice vibes. Wear the jacket and skirt mixed and matched with other pieces or as a pair for the perfect fall outfit(s).
Stay cozy with this shearling-lined, faux leather quilted jacket that truly hits every fall fashion buzzword, and deserves the acclaim.
When I say this jacket is the “star of the show,” I mean it literally. I mean…it’s covered in them. This long, oversized, patterned moto jacket is perfect for the later fall months when you need to be able to wear a sweater and a few other layers under your jacket, but it’s not yet coat weather.
While leather or leather-look-alike jackets reign supreme when it comes to cool, versatile, and forever on trend wardrobe staples, when it comes to picking the right faux leather jacket for you, you have to ask yourself the same questions you would with most things that you put on your body. Do you prefer the classic, James Dean style, lapel or something along the lines of Bella Hadid’s famous moto? Do you want something with a bit of padding to keep you warm or a shacket that you can toss in your purse to dress up a daytime look for dinner? Do you like a long, trench-like silhouette or something with less sheen like a suede? Print or plain? Regardless of what style you’re looking for, how much you’re hoping to spend, and what color catches your eye, we’ve scoured the internet to find a hefty collection of the best vegan leather jackets out there.
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