As a brand, it’s tough to find a niche in this overly saturated denim market, much less taking an already-existing concept and making it your own. BLANKNYC is one of those brands that has kept their own (in both regards) consistently throughout the years and I am definitely impressed. Not only are they a brand that has kept price points down (without sacrificing quality and creativity), but they also have had the best vegan leather collection I have ever seen. I used to be afraid of vegan leather, thinking it wouldn’t ever hold up…but I own a few of these pieces from them now and they are very much like the real thing (both in feel and durability). Here is LashLab™ owner Tammy the Square Bear in BLANKNYC, wearing the Hi Rise Vegan Leather Pants in With Friends. These babies mimic leather pants or leggings with a typical 4-pocket detailing, with a slightly pebbled texture and a special twist: there are some super cute “biker babe” lace-up details below the knee! These are definitely an awesome piece to spruce up any casual outfit with a little dressy edge, just like Tammy did, with a pair of white sneakers and a black sweater.