Patent leather has been the one trend this season that I’ve seen EVERYWHERE. From boots to jackets to pants, many brands have come out with their own version of the trend and I am so here for it! At first glance you don’t think of the material as being versatile, but I found that a simple, yet chic way to wear it, is by pairing it with another texture. Luckily for me I had this chunky, knit sweater that I purchased last year at Forever21 and wore it with this FOREVER 21 Faux Patent Leather Zip Skirt to balance out the outfit. The finishing touch was a pair of old school Keds and some low-key accessories.
Like every other trend, there are affordable alternatives that won’t break your wallet but are just as fashion-forward as the high-end stuff. With the weather being a bit on the unpredictable side over here on the East Coast this pairing is perfect. You can stroll down the streets of the city comfortably without the elements ruining your swag.