If you're new to the PVC trend, it's time to get acquainted with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's black vinyl skirt. On Wed. evening, the model walked through London in the perfect, glossy pencil skirt — and although the vinyl trend that's made its way from the runways to the streets may look intimidating, it's actually quite easy to wear. This skirt may very well be your next go-to piece.
Huntington-Whiteley sported the PVC statement piece for a busy evening: The model headed from London's Gymkhana restaurant to post-dinner drinks at Isabel Mayfair (and she dressed for the occasion). Her skirt — a black, textured-vinyl midi by Georgia Alice — was paired with a sleek turtleneck and strappy heels for the ultimate all-black outfit. Letting her outfit speak for itself, Huntington-Whiteley swept her blonde hair into a tight bun with just the right amount of shine.
The model has frequented the monochromatic look lately, opting for another turtleneck-and-skirt combo at Business of Fashion's #BoF500 Gala in New York City in Sept., and later a high-waisted skirt and black crop top. While black-on-black outfits are no new concept, the U.K. native's street style proves that all-black is as good for daytime as it is for night.
Black is always a safe bet, especially when testing the waters on a new high-fashion trend like PVC. New York Fashion Week's Fall 2018 shows brought the plastic trend to life in Feb., when designers from Christian Cowan to Jeremy Scott incorporated translucent hats, handbags, and more into their shows.
Apparently, the PVC trend applies to more than accessories, though, because aside from Huntington-Whiteley's chic skirt, Olivia Culpo also wore a playful PVC raincoat in Paris this past week.
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Stepping out in a textured, vinyl piece may feel like an intimidating undertaking, which is why Huntington-Whiteley's subtle black skirt should serve as the ultimate inspiration when incorporating PVC into your own wardrobe this fall.
Start with a safe color — you can never go wrong with black — and opt for a piece you already feel comfortable in (read: maybe hold off on Chanel's see-through wide-brim hat and reach for a pencil skirt like Whiteley's instead). The best part is that a PVC skirt actually works great for a variety of situations — pair it with a silk button-up and mules for work, or throw on your favorite t-shirt and sneakers for an easy weekend outfit.
Ahead, The Zoe Report's favorite vinyl skirts inspired by Huntington-Whiteley.