How to Wear Patent Leather


Patent leather has received a fashion update in this season as forefronted by the trendsetters RiRi and Miroslava Duma. Apart from that, fashion houses such as Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo and Altuzarra are making this trend huge this season. While we used to see leather skinny trousers being sported by rock stars, there are plenty fashion ideas you can do out of patent leather.  Here are some of those:


Dress Like A Lady

Black patent leather dress

During the Milan fashion week, Versace’s spring 2014 collection made used of tight black patent leather dress, which by the way is body hugging. Leigh Lezark’s attire was made chic because of her curve-hugging attire that is simple. Leigh cleverly used low-key accessories to balance off the attire. The modest hemline was also done to balance the sexy attire.


Patent leather pencil skirt

For a badass and statement-worthy dress, take it to the queen of style herself, Rihanna to turn a simple patent leather skirt to fiery looking one. She paired Miu Miu version with full-length denim coat, gray shirt and black suede Christian Louboutin pumps. Her wise mixture of color is quite cheeky as she matched her attire with her red pout. Black patent flouncy skirt was spotted from Gevinson’s style playbook with shiny patent leather ensemble. The editor-in-chief of Rookie was spotted at the Guess Portrait Studio during the Toronto Film Festival wearing Stolen Girlfriends Club flouncy skirt and cropped shirt. She managed to match her ensemble with Bunny Bag. Meanwhile, you can also sport midi skirt in patent that looks awesome with cropped bra top.

Rain jacket

Although summer is over and fall is making its way, you can never go wearing patent black trench as seen in the Salvatore Ferragamo version. Meanwhile, speaking of jacket, you can mimic the “Wrecking Ball” singer’s attire as she wore cropped leather bra top during the Myspace launch event at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Her attention-seeking dress is composed of a mini bra, boyfriend jeans and punky hairstyle. Let us not forget how vampy her lips look.


Rules in Patent Leather

The fashion rule that goes around with fashionista these days is that Patent leather bag and black patent loafers should never be together. However, we knew that rules are meant to be broken. Apart from that, there is also this myth that mod white ankle booties should be worn during winter seasons. However, the rule is really patent shoes aren’t only exclusive on chilly days. When choosing for patent shoes, you should avoid wearing over-the-knee boots or stiletto in patent leather. This gives you a working-lady feel rather than the carefree fashionista. Instead, you can choose Mary Janes or ballet flats with 4 inch and below heels. When it comes to color, you should appropriate it with the season. Colors nudes, whites, pale and bold colors are perfect for spring and summer while autumn hues such as brown, black, jewel and fall tones are best in winter.

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