"When I got this jacket, I thought that I might wear it like, once a week or so as a supplement to my regular fall rotation of sweaters. Cut to three weeks later and there's hardly a day that I don't grab it before I walk out the door! It's the perfect fall transition piece, because it's let me keep wearing all my favorite dresses and t-shirts even when the temperatures drop, and unlike my denim jacket, I don't feel weird about wearing it with jeans (although lots of people pull off that look flawlessly!). Oh, and while my denim jacket's great for warmth that keeps things casual, this adds a little dressed-up badass-ery to pretty much anything I pair it with. Turns out there's a reason leather (ish) jackets have been called staple closet pieces for like, decades!
Anyway, if you've been looking for one, this is a great choice because it genuinely looks like real leather both up close and from afar — the fabric has that distinctive detailed texture imprinted all over it, and I get compliments on it pretty much anytime I wear it — and it feels almost as soft as the real deal, but is 100% vegan. I have my fingers crossed it holds up to all the wear it's going to get through the next six months (and am holding out hope that it could go for like, three entire years, like my coworker Katy's favorite vegan leather jacket), but so far, so good!" —Natalie Brown
Price: $49.95 (available in sizes XS-XXXL and in two colors)