This Bold Trend Is Perfect With Every Pair Of Jeans


Certain trends feel impractical for real life—or you may be intrigued by a look but not sure how to wear it in a way that doesn’t feel silly. Such is the case for high-shine fabrics like patent leather and vinyl, one of fall’s leading trends seen at Saint Laurent, Christopher Kane and Ellery among others.

Wardrobe staples like trench coats, trousers and boots get the glossy treatment, which understandably can feel a bit too edgy for some. That’s why we like them with denim to temper the vixen vibes.

Think about it: What’s cooler than a simple T-shirt and cropped jeans in combination with lustrous burgundy boots? So unexpected. Or shiny stark white pumps enlivening a cool sweater and skinnies? Totally wearable. Take it a step further and try a gleaming pencil skirt with a simple sweater and heeled boots for a fierce but feminine spin. The lesson here: When complemented by subdued textures, these high-wattage pieces can appear as conventional as your trusty leather jacket.

If you’re still unsure, we did the shopping for you. Check out a range of gorgeous patent and vinyl pieces between $56 and $298.

Elizabeth von der Goltz in a Tom Ford coat. Photo: Getty Images.

High Shine

Abbie Patent Pointed Toe Ankle Boot



Patent Faux Leather Pencil Skirt



Hooded Jacket With Patent Finish



Lady Patent Mini Bag


Deux Lux

Limited Edition Vinyl Trousers



Pleated Skirt



Vinyl Leggings



Daisie Pump


Steve Madden

Dark Red Patent Square Block Heel Sock Boots


River Island

Kinzey Patent-Leather Ankle Boots


Sam Edelman

Rina Patent Bootie



Belt Vinyl Trench



Croco Leather Skirt


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Patent Midi Pencil Skirt



Adonia Vinyl Trench Coat