Vegan leather clothes and accessories for Veganuary and beyond

Looks just as good as the real deal

It’s the start of the year, which means many will try to adopt healthier and more sustainable habits – including Veganuary.

The January challenge invites us to swap out meat products in our diets and lifestyles, be it just for the month or as the start of a longer-term choice.

Vegan leather alternatives can be a great way to start.

With smarter technology able to imitate real leather textures and looks, and more mainstream brands following suit, there’s plenty to choose from – high street to high-end.

The actual alternatives used in place of leather vary widely too – we won’t pretend they’re all going to be sustainable or good for the planet. But by cutting our animal consumption, that’s arguably one less evil to face.

From bags to belts to boots, these are some of our current favourite vegan leather buys:

Dr Martens Vegan Jadon II Platform Boots

These boots are made for walking (Picture: Dr Martens)

Get it for £179 from Dr Martens.

So identical to the leather originals, I once bought a vegan pair of Docs by accident.

They took less time to break in than usual but still hold up come rain, sleet or snow just as well.

Matt & Nat Maia Vegan Satchel

Green is the colour of the moment (Picture: Matt & Nat)

Get it for £270 from Matt & Nat.

Matt & Nat, standing for material and nature, only produce vegan goods.

Bags are lined with recycled bottles, too.

French Connection Patti Vegan Leather Shirt Dress

Smarten up (Picture: French Connection)

Get it for £96 from French Connection.

Currently in the sale and well stocked at the time of writing, you’ll want to move fast on this one.

In a classic black cut that won’t fall out of style, this will stand the test of time.

Matt & Nat Joone Vegan High Waisted Belt

Hold up high waists (Picture: Matt & Nat)

Get it for £45 from Matt & Nat.

A wardrobe staple – you can’t go wrong with a tan belt.

H&M Imitation Leather Leggings

Pair with other pale creams and sunnies (Picture: H&M)

Get it for £17.99 from H&M.

For a retro look, try cream finishes over black. They’ll make more of a statement.

Shiny leggings are also on trend once again.

Urban Outfitters Recycled Faux Leather Blazer

Leather jackets are back (Picture: Urban Outfitters)

Get it for £69 from Urban Outfitters.

Brown is having a moment again in fashion, harking back to the 90s.

This dark, washed out tone will bring a casual edge to any outfit.

Johnny Loves Rosie Block Hudson Crossbody Bag

Try bold colour blocking (Picture: Johnny Loves Rosie)

Get it for £85 from Johnny Loves Rosie.

This brand’s vegan leather is award winning and hardwearing.

You can also customise the item too, by adding your initials.

Glassworks Vegan Leather Belted Jacket

Belt up (Picture: Glassworks)

Get it for £165 from Glassworks.

A neutral jacket that will work with just about anything, and provide an interesting alternative to the generic trench.

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