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Faux leather, (faux)ever

Friday, October 8, 2021
Graphic by Nicolette Baker

Get your Pinterest accounts ready: You’re gonna want to make an inspo board for this.

Brown leather pants are the beautiful autumn trend throwing it back to ‘90s supermodels. They’re classy and professional while still giving streetwear vibes. Translatation: You can wear them in the office while still getting allll the likes on Instagram.

The ‘90s were only 10 years ago, right? Um wait, 30 years?! Plz tell me I’m not the only one.

The pants range in hue from deep chocolate brown to more of a cinnamon and sandy tan. I’m personally in love with the more true-brown shades of these pants, but the possibilities are endless.

For this trend, reach for a faux or vegan leather bc we <3 our animal friends. Or don’t! I’m not here to police your values or force mine upon you!

Surfing the web, Abercrombie’s pair of brown vegan leather pants are nearly sold out on their website. Seriously: People are begging the brand to restock in the product reviews.

BRB, I’m sobbing over the $99 price tag. Nicolette can have a little bit of ‘90s style, as a treat?

You can also find a more affordable, flared version of the leather pants at Cider.

While they’re cute as heck, never wear leather pants when it’s uhhhh, over 75 degrees outside. Sweat and leather do! not! mix!

Anyone remember the scene in “Friends” where Ross gets stuck in the leather pants? And awkwardly takes them off and cannot get them back on? While I’ve got beef with the series over its transphobic and fatphobic punchlines, the scene is, uh, painfully accurate.

You’ve been warned! As we finallyyyyy transition to fall weather, though, I don’t think that’ll be a problem.

How do you style leather pants? Tweet me your outfit inspo at @nbakerARROW! Next week, we’ll be tackling the trendiest hair colors for fall. Stay tuned!