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Charm 'em with Chelseas

our picksMegan RobinsonComment
 
 

I have a pair of Chelsea boots from Topshop that get me all the compliments.

On a sad slushy day in Toronto, another mopey streetcar passenger even leaned over just to ask me where I got them. When a stranger in a busy city takes the time to compliment you, trust you are doing something right.

Sadly for her, Topshop doesn't carry my pair anymore.

But all is not lost! We at PLEATHR have rounded up our favourite vegan friendly Chelsea-style boots sure to keep you in the high praises of city dwellers on the lookout for street fashion inspiration.

 

First off, what are chelsea boots?

Trusty Wikipedia Answer:

Chelsea boots are close-fitting, ankle-high boots with an elastic side panel. They often have a loop or tab of fabric on the back of the boot, enabling the boot to be pulled on.

The boot dates back to the Victorian era, when it was worn by both men and women. Chelsea boots and some of its variants were considered an iconic element of the 1960s in Britain, particularly the mod scene.

My roommate Mitchell once called my Chelseas “very witchy” (which, in case you weren’t sure, is definitely a compliment). My manager at work said, “I want those!” (then I got a raise for looking so good. jk) And every time my boyfriend hears the click of the heel on the hardwood floor, he knows that he has to wear his nice shoes that night too. 

We'll be waiting for the comments to roll in when you, too, get that much deserved compliment ;) 

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JOLIETTE BOOT | MATT + NAT

Behold Matt +Nat’s (this company is getting some real love from us) vegan-friendly Joliette boot. 

I'm especially a fan of the practical heel. Not too high, not too low; primed for those of us who navigate on foot.

They're having a 30% off sale on Joliettes on the website, though black is all sold out—you can still find black full price here at Moo Shoes!

 

 

POLA CHELSEA BOOT | URBAN OUTFITTERS

UO has a vegan patent leather boot that is a winner for anyone that wants to dress it up a little. The shine gives these babies a sharper look.

 

PACIFIC CHELSEA BOOT | FREE PEOPLE

This Free People Chelsea boot might be my personal favorite. I love that the heel is higher, the toe is square and the side panel is a different color than the boot itself, creating a look that is so worth the $$.

 

Choose a Chelsea boot, friends, because we can’t all be Carrie Bradshaw with a closet full of shoes for every occasion. Their versatility is unparalleled—wear them to work catering gigs, to parties with dresses, wear them with mom jeans even (always).

I won't judge. They're all I wear too.

 

The Best Vegan Parka from Aritzia

our picksCara GrammaComment

Aritzia has become my absolute go-to for stunning, high quality vegan parkas that are even cozier than blankets, and I must turn you on to them as the season turns bitter (yes, even here in LA!).

I love mine so much I actually miss it in the summer.

Take it from me, the Canadian:

This is the best winter wardrobe investment you'll ever make.

This year, the prize goes to their Babaton OSKAR PARKA—a glorious, faux-fur lined, water-resistant coat they guarantee will keep you warm, dry and happy anywhere you go. 

 

I haven't found any other brand that makes them quite as beautifully, but comment down below if you have other favorites we need to re-consider for.

Happy holidays,

Cara

Vegan faux fur+leather jacket finds » UO

our picks, while it's hotPLEATHRComment

Urban Outfitters is in the middle of a sweet sale on coats, jackets + sweaters that I'm finding lots of normally not-vegan-friendly gems in, all at 30% off. If you're in need of a faux leather jacket, they have many!

Urban has been stocking an ever-growing list of vegan faux products over the past couple years, becoming one of my most reliable sources for staple pieces each season. Items are often labeled in the online gallery as faux or vegan, as pictured with these pleathr jackets >>>

I'm increasingly impressed by the quality of vegan textures they sell—there's a fiery faux-fur vest included at the bottom of this gallery that makes me marvel at how much innovation is happening with each passing season. Brands are beginning to use faux-materials to play in ways they can't with real fur or leather — and the fashion world seems to be starting to pay attention. Which means more well-made options for us!

This sale lasts through the weekend, until midnight on 12.14.14 — here are my vegan picks. Go explore!

* Photos are copyrighted by Urban Outfitters. Hover for details + click through to the item's page.

**End date of the sale has been corrected

BB Dakota Tamela Vegan Leather Jacket // Polyurethane + Acrylic >> $109 - 30%

BB Dakota Tamela Vegan Leather Jacket // Polyurethane + Acrylic >> $109 - 30%

Somedays Lovin Scando Denim Coat // Cotton >> $129 - 30%

Somedays Lovin Scando Denim Coat // Cotton >> $129 - 30%

Members Only Satin Bomber // Polyester >> $88 - 30%

Members Only Satin Bomber // Polyester >> $88 - 30%

State of Being Teddy Coat // Polyester >> $179 - 30% 

State of Being Teddy Coat // Polyester >> $179 - 30% 

Sister Jane Sylph Faux-fur Biker Jacket // Polyester >> $170 - 30%

Sister Jane Sylph Faux-fur Biker Jacket // Polyester >> $170 - 30%

Kimchi Blue Faux Wool Duster // Polyester >> $199 - 30%

Kimchi Blue Faux Wool Duster // Polyester >> $199 - 30%

Silence + Noise Vegan Leather Jacket // Polyurethane + Cotton >> $129 - 30%

Silence + Noise Vegan Leather Jacket // Polyurethane + Cotton >> $129 - 30%

Somedays Lovin Fringe Jacket // Cotton >> $179 - 30%

Somedays Lovin Fringe Jacket // Cotton >> $179 - 30%

Members Only // Marbled Vegan Leather Jacket >> $159 - 30%

Members Only // Marbled Vegan Leather Jacket >> $159 - 30%

Members Only Faux-Fur Lined Parka // Cotton + Polyester >> $229 - 30%

Members Only Faux-Fur Lined Parka // Cotton + Polyester >> $229 - 30%

Pins + Needles Sherpa Coat // Acrylic + Polyester >> $149 - 30%

Pins + Needles Sherpa Coat // Acrylic + Polyester >> $149 - 30%

Line & Dot Cropped Faux Fur Vest // Acrylic Fibers + Polyester >> $99.99 - 30%

Line & Dot Cropped Faux Fur Vest // Acrylic Fibers + Polyester >> $99.99 - 30%

J.O.A. Mustang Herringbone Coat // Polyester + Cotton >> $189 - 30%

J.O.A. Mustang Herringbone Coat // Polyester + Cotton >> $189 - 30%