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You may have heard of ‘faux leather’, a material that mimics the look of leather without harming any animals. However, the up and coming phrase these days seems to be “vegan” leather. While these leathers may sound different, the reality is faux leather and vegan leather are actually the same thing.

What is vegan leather exactly? Going beyond the understanding that vegan leather is a substitute for animal leather, more often than not, vegan leather is created with polymers like polyurethane (PU) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). These synthetic leathers can be found in a wide variety of fashions from shoes to handbags to jackets and almost everything in between. When shopping for vegan leather, try to buy fashions made from PU instead of PVC, as PU is a bit friendlier toward the environment because it’s more biodegradable.


The benefits of vegan leather are a big-win for animal rights activists. Authentic leather is produced using animal rawhides and skins. According to PETA (The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), billions of animals are killed specifically for textile manufacturing purposes every single year.1 While counter-arguments sometimes state that vegan leathers can be environmentally harsh, real leather is not fully biodegradable either. Just ask an archaeologist, and they will tell you they still find animal leathers that are thousands of years old.


Even if animal rights don’t particularly suit the causes you typically support, vegan leather also has the benefit of versatility. It can be created to suit many styles ranging from matte to shiny finishes. It’s also easy to care for; simply soften with a dab of vinyl conditioner and a dry cloth then you’re done! Leading designers around the globe have built entire collections around vegan leather because it’s incredibly fashion-forward. At Sole Society, some of our favorite clutches and handbags are built using beautiful vegan leather, too.


And yes, we are aware that there is some controversy surrounding vegan leather, but we also believe that having multiple selections allows for greater sustainability. An excess of one thing (such as only leather or only vegan leather) can have a much larger impact on our precious environment, so having different styles to choose from is always a good thing in our book!



Fall is the season for slouchy beanies, knit scarves, and everything cozy. Just because it’s sweater weather doesn’t mean you have to be buried in shapeless knits all season. From ponchos to cardigans, there’s a sweater for any ensemble. Go from pumpkin patches to weekend brunch in our top picks for the season. Comfort just got a stylish upgrade.


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Oversized cardigans are a must-have for any fall wardrobe. This versatile knit does it all: wear with jeans and a tee for casual wear or layer over a dress with knee-high boots to bare a little skin. With a broad shawl collar and soft gray hue, it’s an ideal sweater for showing off those statement earrings or gold cuff bracelet. Customize your look with this soft and slouchy piece.


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Rustic style is a staple of the fall season, and this fringe poncho is no exception. With a bold cowl neck and flowy fit, it’s a perfect match for structured skinny jeans and western-inspired booties. Pair it with worn-in leather details and an earthy color palette for an autumn look with plenty of western edge.

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Do you prefer trendy ensembles to rustic fall looks? Try an updated version of the casual knit pullover. Bare a little skin with on-trend cutouts and raw edges for a look that’s bold and one-of-a-kind. This statement piece can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Try it with leather low-tops for a cool-girl ensemble, or heeled ankle boots for a night out.

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Sweaters don’t always have to be long-sleeved – try this short-sleeved style by 1.State for a unique take on a classic crop. With scalloped edges for added texture and a structured, polished shape, it’s both a basic separate and a subtle statement piece. Try it with a flowy midi skirt and mules for a breezy Sunday afternoon look, or add a European vibe with high-waisted chinos and loafers.



d.RA is for women who like to dress up without feeling overdressed. Try their flirty Mai sweater with a ruffle peplum for an elegant twist on a cozy knit. Pair this piece with leather pants and pointed toe booties for a look that screams feminine edge, or dress it down with distressed jeans for a cool-weather contrast.


Don’t get lost in a sea of standard crewnecks this fall. Sweater season opens up endless possibilities to build a unique, on-trend look. Whether you want a rustic finish or a clean, modern edge, there’s a cozy knit perfect for your one-of-a-kind taste. Make a style statement that’s totally your own with soft, textured knits from Sole Society.




Here’s a few tips to keep you on-trend this spring.


01. Create color
Accent your ensemble with bright and bold hues.


02. Wrap it
Customize your look with versatile lace-up heels.

03. Stay low
Mix comfort and height with sandals featuring a mini block heel.
04. Lighten up
Opt for pastel-colored crossbody bags and satchels.


05. Get crafty
Adorn yourself with handcrafted jewelry.


06. Dress delicately
Fill your spring wardrobe with pretty lace pieces.


Fall is in full swing, which means it’s time to restock your wardrobe with the essentials. This season’s basic pieces should have unique twists that show a little more skin or add volume and texture.


Off-the-shoulder was trending in a big way this summer and don’t expect it to stop. This fall’s hottest sweaters feature a one-shoulder look.



A fur vest can take a regular T-shirt and transform it into a cutting-edge look. The texture these fun pieces will add to your outfit is not to be missed.

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Long sleeve dresses are an essential for infusing a flirty vibe into your autumn looks. Choose one with a bold pattern and pair it with some suede over-the-knee boots.


It’s time to let your skirt be the star of your look. Unmissable pieces with pretty pleats and swinging fringe will turn up the volume on your style.

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