Patent skirts might seem risqué but right now we’re seeing them take on more wearable forms. The patent, high gloss skirt is this season’s amped up take on the popular leather skirt. Patent skirts are equal parts daring and playful, and can look quite fashion-forward when styled well. They can look anything from preppy to tough and luxurious. Take a look at the following fashion-forward patent skirts and how to wear them.
Full patent skirts are a fun twist on this season’s trend for ladylike dressing. This calf-length H&M skirt comes in a neutral powder beige colour. It is made from imitation leather and has a glossy, high shine finish. Work a sweet angle and team this patent skirt with a cable knit sweater, ladylike court shoes, and a small structured handbag.
This patent leather mini skirt from Topshop is a not-so-sweet way of incorporating pastels into your wardrobe. It comes in a pale pink colour but the glossy finish of the skirt really takes it up a notch. It sits on the waist and hits at around mid-thigh. Team it with a printed top, cropped jacket, and trainers for a playful daytime look.
Here, Jonathan Saunders gives the classic black pencil skirt a tough luxe makeover. It has a fitted design and comes in a glossy patent-like finish. Wear it with a classic white shirt and nude heels for a fashion-forward take on corporate dressing or team it with a denim shirt and flat shoes for a more casual take on things.
This black skater skirt from Antipodium has a bit of a preppy feel to it. It features inverted box pleats that kick out towards the hem. The high gloss finish, however, definitely takes this skirt into good-girl-gone-bad territory. Play up the preppy trend and team this skirt with a Collegiate-style monogrammed sweater or jacket and lace-up shoes.
Miu Miu knows how to do to ladylike dressing with a twist. This lilac patent-effect skirt is a fresh approach to the pastel trend. Dress the skirt up by wearing it with a crisp white shirt, statement bejewelled necklace, and metallic silver heels. If purple isn’t your thing, this skirt is also available in a sky blue colour.
This patent skirt from Whistles comes in muted dark green colour. It is an understated take on the patent skirt trend and has a flattering high-waisted, A-line fit. Work a retro-inspired look and try teaming it with a turtleneck top and Mary Jane heels.
This Valentino pencil skirt is quite the statement maker. It comes in a bold fire engine red colour and has a high gloss finish. Despite the cut of the skirt being quite classic and elegant, the patent finish is modern and daring. Balance out this bold skirt by teaming it with basic tops and neutral accessories.
These are just some fashion-forward patent skirts available at the moment. You’ll also find a great range of patent skirts at affordable prices online at stores like ASOS and Boohoo.com. Are you a fan of the patent clothing trend? How would you style a patent skirt this season?
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