A couple weeks ago I showed you how can you can add small touches of the patent leather trend to your wardrobe. Bringing this trend in using small touches like a patent leather bag, shoes and detailing in clothing is perfect for the person who wants to stay with the trends but doesn’t want to go overboard. Well, what if you want to be all in? Then this weeks post is for you!
This week we are going to talk about how to make a big statement with patent leather. It can be a bit intimidating if you are going bold on a trend for the first time. So pick a trend that you are head over heels for and go to town! Like I had mentioned in my last post, you can add trends in large amounts, but still do it in a way that fits for your style. For me, going bold with patent leather meant not going head to toe in the super shiny look. I keep thinking of the Batman movie from the ’90’s with Michelle Pfeiffer as Cat Woman. I know I wouldn’t be able to wear the slick look without it feeling too dominatrix on me.
To achieve my ideal going bold with patent leather look, I again opted for a slightly more toned down version. Like in my last post, this skirt is also from Dia&Co. I am still getting a sheen off the faux leather, and it is just enough to add some edge to my style. I love how this skirt mixes the girly vibe of the a-line cut with the edgy black faux leather. These details make this a perfect skirt to transition from the office to a night out!
I am all about getting the most out of a wardrobe. Especially when paying full price for an item. I wanted to pair the same top I wore in the last post with this skirt. For me and my style, I am pulling double duty by going bold on both a cropped top sweater and a patent leather skirt! I loved stepping outside of my comfort zone with this look and really enjoyed mixing the two styles of girly and edgy together.
To play up more of my girly side, I paired this look with a floral bag I received for Christmas. Some solid black tights and sparkly booties help carry this look through out the day, and in to the night. There are a few more tops that are more on the girly/romantic side that I absolutely want to pair with this skirt!
I had so much fun putting these two looks together, and can’t wait to bring you even more options on styling trend pieces to help fit in to your own personal style! Which look best fits you, the smaller touches look or the going bold look?