The Head-Turning Trend Fashion Girls Are Loving Right Now

A high-shine finish traditionally reserved for accessories, patent leather and its faux counterpart have recently taken the runway and the street-style scene by storm in the form of dresses, jackets, pants and the like. When styled with casual separates like nubby knits and oversize tees, the result is decidedly cool, polished and anything but flashy. Whether you’re into glossy or crackled, choose from our picks here and we promise you’ll stand out in a sea of drab winter layers.

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High Shine

Lynne Patent Leather Skirt


Isabel Marant

Patent Leather and Suede Trousers


Haider Ackermann

Patent Trench



Faux Patent Leather Dress


Marc by Marc Jacobs

Black Patent Leather Look Aviator Coat


River Island

Mini Patent Finish Skirt