#1: Wear with checkers
Jump on two huge trends right now by marrying patent leather and checkers. One way is to throw a patent leather coat over a tartan ensemble, just like above – the outfit looks put together due to the dominant red colour palette. Keep the edgy vibe going with sturdy combat boots.
#2: Sports luxe
Go for a slightly athletic vibe by wearing your patent leather coat with striped, loose-fit pants. Pro tip: keeping your pieces in the same colour family – like purple and pink – ensures the ensemble doesn’t look too overwhelming. Sequins and metallics can add a glamourous touch too.
#3: Play with lengths
Different proportions make an outfit infinitely more interesting. If you have a shorter, cropped patent leather jacket, try pairing with a knee-length dress or skirt, and layer that over a pair of pants or jeans. The eclectic combination will surely turn heads.
If you’re still uncomfortable with patent leather, a fail-safe way to rock the material is to go for a classic, all-black outfit. Wear a black patent leather coat with basic pieces like a black sweater and jeans. You can choose to add a pop of colour with a bright bag.
#5: Go monochrome
If you’re slightly more adventurous, why not try for an outfit in a standout shade from head-to-toe? In this case, red was the colour of choice, but any eye-catching shade works. Keep the look from being too boring by mixing different proportions and lengths.
#6: An elegant take
Patent leather can also look ultra sophisticated too, if styled right. In this case, a pretty, pink patent leather coat is paired with a beautiful silver sequin dress, and black and silver Mary Jane pumps. Add a classy handbag or clutch to round up the look.
#7: Look out for the details
Sometimes, simple and subtle details can add a whole new dimension to a look. This burgundy patent leather coat is a prime example – the seams in a contrasting red colour makes this piece stand out. Pay attention to such details when purchasing your patent leather outerwear.
Streetstyle images: Showbit.com