Just because it's raining and the days feel dreary, it doesn't mean your closet has to match the mood. Faux leather has been forging its way into becoming a clear essential to wear in fall and winter and is a perfect choice to bring the heat to your petite closet. This modern material has quickly become an elevated basic that can really bring your A game to any look. Plus, faux leather works for all style types so you don’t have to be edgy to wear this fabric! As a petite, it can feel overwhelming to include this material in your outfits and find a good fit. Let’s dive in and explore 5 ways you can fearlessly wear faux leather and stay warm this season!

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No doubt this season, you are already piling on the layers depending on where you live. Faux leather makes for a great material in cool climates since it keeps in heat easily. If you prefer fitted jackets, moto or cropped styles can really flatter your petite frame since they hit a little higher above the hips, making your legs appear lengthened if you are going for that look.

If layering is your thing, opt for a faux leather trench style that can be worn professionally or casually. These jackets can feel long so to avoid being swallowed up, pay attention to length and find a jacket that hits mid-thigh higher vs to your knees.


Step up your look and ditch the classic tee for something a little more dressy like a faux leather top, perfect for a date night out or dinner with friends. Trendier styles include bodysuits, square-neck, and corset tops which are fitted to the body and instantly elevate any bottoms you pair them with. Cropped tops or tops that can be worn tucked in really help define the waist as a petite.

For an air of sophistication, pair a faux leather top with a faux leather bottom in the same colors for a full monochromatic fit straight from the runway. Slip on your favorite glam accessories to take this look to the next level!


Straight-leg styles have made a home in our current closets and faux leather really excels in this silhouette. For a good fit as a petite, look for a paper bag style that will have a higher waistline for a more flattering fit. Cropped options that hit just above the ankle are ideal when pairing with your favorite booties. Don’t limit yourself to just black! Neutral shades like tans, burgundy, and deep browns can be fun to mix in.

Want the look of faux leather pants but need something with more stretch? Reach for a coated legging for a comfy yet elevated look. This gives the same look without feeling too out of your comfort zone.


If you are obsessed with skirts like me, having a faux leather skirt in your closet is a no-brainer. It matches everything! But if you are currently on the hunt to add one to your wardrobe for the first time, I suggest sticking to the skirt silhouette you love to wear in a petite size and find it in faux leather.

There are so many styles out there from pleated midi skirts to tight minis so wear what you love! Black is a great color option to start off with due to its versatility. Looking for the perfect top to pair with this kind of skirt? Sweaters are a true loyal companion! Slip on white sneakers and grab your fave coffee for an effortless look!

Stylist tip: Maxi skirts in a faux leather can at times create heaviness on a petite frame. When searching out this style, opt for a maxi with a straight silhouette and a front or side slit for a streamlined look


For a fierce and fresh one-and-done look, a faux leather dress is the way to go this season! This style is ideal for colder days as it offers coverage and enough warmth to feel and look your best. Plus, dresses are a great way to show off your favorite shoes and accessories! When hunting for a petite option, select a dress that hits right above your knee. This length is great for pairing with cute tights or leggings!

I personally love a sleek sheath silhouette that can transition easily from one occasion to the next. Looking for more coverage? Find a sleeveless faux leather style to pair with a cozy cardigan perfect for grabbing brunch with friends!

Get ready to take on the world in style with faux leather pieces this season! Feel inspired to try new things this colder season and don't limit yourself when it comes to fashion. It's all about having fun with your petite frame!

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