Don’t you love spending all that time scrolling through Instagram, admiring models and fashion bloggers who pull off bold patent leather effortlessly, only to wonder if there’s a way to work this uber-cool trend without grossly overdoing it? Well, we’re guilty too. If that’s a problem you’ve found no solution too, give us a chance to be of help. Patent leather surely seems like a difficult material to work for daily wear because it may seem too glossy for the day. The trick, though, is to balance it out with other materials that are less shiny and also in colours that complement. Still wondering how to try this trend? Scroll on to find three ways to pull off this trend like a pro.
Work These In Shoes
Pair your fave cami top with a ripped denim skirt or boyfriend jeans, and pair this up with ankle-length patent leather boots. Another easy way to wear patent leather is to go for shoe silhouettes like mules and pumps in heels. You can’t go wrong with these as you can style it with most of your outfits.
Style A Leather Skirt
A patent leather skirt may seem like a bold choice, especially during the day. But you can balance the look by pairing it with a slogan t-shirt, denim or bomber jacket and accessorise with a sling back. Layer the skirt with different pieces that’ll help shift the focus from all that gloss on the leather to the overall outfit. Go for easy shoe silhouettes like sneakers or solid-coloured pumps for this look.
Accessorise With Patent Leather
Elevate any outfit by adding a statement patent belt to it. You can sport that little black dress that’s in your closet with a patent leather belt in either the same hue or a contrasting colour, only to make it a statement piece. You can also add a patent leather bag to your tulle skirt and tee combo for a stylish daywear outfit. Or rather, go for an asymmetrical skirt and tank top and add a patent leather choker to complete the look.