Nothing haunts us more than the things we didn’t buy and nearly 12 months on, I still regret not buying a pair of patent leather trousers from French Connection last winter.  Patent leather is big for autumn/winter16 and with it continuing to appear on the catwalks for spring/summer17, they would have been a good investment…if I’d bought them (oh why didn’t I buy them?!).

Patent leather is definitely a statement fabric, but I honestly think it’s very wearable if styled the right way. When I finally get my hands on some trousers, I’ll be wearing them with knitwear and trainers during the day and with a blazer, simple tee and ankle boots for evening. I think the key is to keep the rest of your outfit simple – don’t try too hard (all black always looks chic).


From coats, skirts, shoes and accessories there’s a way for us all to wear it, so here’s my edit of whats out there now:



1. Monki Patent Coat | 2. ASOS High Shine Rain Mac | 3. Ganni Scott Patent Leather Jacket | 4. Zara Patent Finish Raincoat | H&M Coated Biker Jacket


1. Zara Midi Patent Finish Skirt | 2. Zara Midi Patent Finish Skirt (Maroon) | 3. Mango Buckle Wrap Skirt | 4. Warehouse Patent Leather Skirt | 5. Courreges Patent Leather Skirt


1. Topshop Heart Patent Flare Boot | 2. Zara High Heel Ankle Boot with Zip | 3. Office Amplify Slingback Court Shoe | 4. Office On To Point Patent Leather Courts | 5. Carvela Sarah Patent Leather Ankle Boots


1. Mango Gloss Effect Belt | 2.Isabel Marant Patent Leather Belt | 3.French Connection Suede Patent Mix belt | 4.Whistles Shiny Croc Rivington Clutch | 5.Mansur Gavriel Mini Patent Leather Bucket Bag

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