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Vegan is the New Leather: The Hottest Styles With None of the Guilt

Eco-friendly fashion has been garnering quite a bit of buzz over the web these days. Newly minted celebrity designers are advocating for a kinder, gentler way of manufacturing high-end pieces, so the impact to mother nature and its inhabitants don’t have to suffer for style. Rooney Mara’s ambitious, debut vegan clothing line was conceptualized to accommodate the ethically fashion conscious. Ready-to-wear separates made with vegan leather has become the “it” fabric of choice for today’s generation.

Can’t wait to start rocking this style? Shop the look below!

What is a Vegan Leather?

Vegan leather, also known as faux leather or pleather, is a “cruelty-free” polyurethane known for its high luster and shine. But, unlike real leather, animal skins are not used in manufacturing making them PETA friendly. So, if you’re like me, that’s reason enough to go faux. With vegan leather, not only do you get the look and feel of real leather, you can sleep easier at night knowing you saved a horse to ride a… umm… yeah… well, you get the point. 

Vegan leather is also considerably more affordable than its genuine counterpart. Real designer leather leggings typically sell north of $600, so you can sit comfortably knowing you’re on-trend and within budget.

The History

We’re all familiar with the high-waisted, skin-tight black leggings Olivia Newton John made famous as Sandy in the 1970’s movie musical Grease.

FUN FACT: Olivia Newton John’s iconic leggings were crafted out of 1950s vintage satin. 

Modern variations of the iconic black leggings have been worn by many celebrity style mavens; from Victoria Beckham to Cara Delevingne, proving that it doesn’t matter if you’re 20, 40 or 60… Nearly every girl has at some point; whether she admits it or not, (and I do!), imagined herself dressed in THAT outfit romping around a summer carnival with the person of her dreams. While the odds of that cinematic fantasy playing out in real life are incredibly slim – acquiring the sleek look, or rather part of it, isn’t. 

Shop The MeMoi Vegan Leather Collection

MeMoi has several jaw-dropping options from their top-selling vegan leather leggings collection to help you achieve this super-sexy leather look.  

First up. A classic “Sandy” style. 

Now that we’ve done some legwork… I could really go for a milkshake at the Frosty Palace in honor of National Ice Cream Day!

And while I’m still feeling all vegan over here… I want to share this incredibly easy and seriously yummy vegan mocha milkshake recipe with you.

VEGAN MOCHA MILKSHAKE

Amazing 3-ingredient coconut mocha shake. Made with vanilla bean coconut ice cream, cocoa powder, and strong brewed coffee. Creamy, caffeinated and perfectly sweet.

Ingredients: 

• 2 cups (270 g) Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream
• 1-2 Tbsp (6-12 g) unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
• 1/2 – 3/4 cup (120-180 ml) brewed coffee, chilled (medium to bold roast is best)
• optional: 2-4 Tbsp (30-60 ml) unsweetened almond or coconut milk
• optional: Vegan Magic Shell and/or Coconut Whipped Cream for topping

Instructions: 

1) Add ice cream, cocoa powder (starting with 1 Tbsp), and coffee (starting with 1/2 cup) to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Add more coffee or almond milk (optional) if it has trouble blending.

2) Taste and adjust ingredients as needed, adding more cocoa powder for more chocolate flavor, coffee for more coffee flavor, or almond milk for creaminess (optional). 

3) Divide between 2 serving glasses and top with Coconut Whipped Cream (optional) or Vegan Magic Shell (optional). 

One last thing…

If you’re looking to step up your ice cream sock game: Check out MeMoi’s super cool Sundae crew novelty socks.

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