I’ve always been a big fan of patent leather. When I first started wearing it I got so many weird stares (like when Julia Roberts wears patent leather boots in Pretty Woman). Now they’re so popular that they can be found in fast fashion stores like Topshop and the weird stares have stopped since patent leather is everywhere. No matter what season or time of the year, you can always pull off patent leather! Even in the spring and summer, it’s the perfect time to wear a patent leather trench coat or a patent leather skirt! The possibilities are endless, trust me. So I’ve gathered my top patent leather pieces that you can easily fit into your winter wardrobe!
I own a few pairs of patent leather shoes and they’re by far the easiest way to incorporate the patent leather trend. I have worn them even with a sweater and at Paris fashion week. They give some shine to your footwear and can easily be paired with denim or a dress making them versatile.
2. Manolo Blahnik
5. Jeffrey Campbell
6. Rachel Comey (40% off)
7. Rag & Bone
8. Maison Margiela (affordable here and here)
I like switching it up from time to time from the usual pants. So skirts have been my go-to choice lately. You can easily dress them up or down depending on the occasion or your mood! For example, I wore one during fashion week to feel like a boss but also have rocked one during the day in Los Angeles. They’re super versatile to style making them a great purchase.
1. Chloe + Katie
2. Rag & Bone ($75 version here)
4. ASOS (50% off)
Jackets and Coats
Patent leather jackets and coats definitely make a statement! As you can see I wore one here and made it the focal point by pairing it with jeans. I loved being able to be warm in mine while also feeling cool and edgy. So if you’re bold enough to rock one take a look at my top patent leather jackets and coats below.
1. Mango 50% off (another great affordable version here)
3. BlankNYC (similar here)
4. Asos (similar here)
Pants are my favorite way to wear patent leather. They’re fun and can elevate a look if styled correctly. I don’t normally wear sweats to the airport but I wore Frame patent leather joggers and they looked sick. Also, I have worn them in New York and Miami and look back with no regrets. They give your regular pants an update! My go-to pair is from Self Portrait because I have been preferring straight leg pants recently. Unfortunately, they are sold out but I found a similar pair by Rag & Bone!
1. Rag & Bone
3. ASOS (only $26!)