Mixing Textures – Patent Edition

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.

Sweater (Similar): Miss Guided / Earrings (Similar): Forever21 / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Erica

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15 Comments

    • thebeautender
      October 16, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      It really is the perfect piece for fall! xx

    • thebeautender
      October 17, 2017 / 12:17 pm

      Hahaha – it seems like it’s everyone’s go-to this season, I love it!

  1. October 17, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    loove your outfit! so cute xo

    • thebeautender
      October 17, 2017 / 2:46 pm

      thanks girl!

  2. October 17, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    I love your look. I also have a short leather skirt and shorts which I love to put on for a night out. They’re timeless!

    • thebeautender
      October 17, 2017 / 2:46 pm

      Thank you! You can literally wear them whenever, its great!

  3. October 17, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Super cute look!! Excellent post!!

  4. October 18, 2017 / 12:50 am

    I have been wanting to get myself a leather skirt, but I get nervous with short skirts because my booty is kind of big. A lot of my skirts are a lot longer in the front than the back, so I always end up raising the waist part of my skirt for both to match. It can become overwhelming. Anyway, you have inspired me to go ahead and try. I have been looking for outfits for my upcoming vacations and I like this one.

    • thebeautender
      October 18, 2017 / 12:57 am

      I’m so happy to hear that. I think no matter your shape or size you should try out a trend and see how you can make it your own! I’d check out the link to the one I’m wearing – I’m pretty sure they have all sizes available.

  5. Alexis
    October 18, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    Girl, I’m loving the leather! I absolutely love wearing leather too and I love how you styled this with the chunky sweater. Super cute!

    • thebeautender
      October 19, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      Thanks, Alexis!

  6. October 19, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    I’m scared to wear Patent leather lol it’s like too bold for me! lol But I like how you paired it with the sweater, maybe that can work for me. Thanks for the tips!

    • thebeautender
      October 19, 2017 / 2:42 pm

      I was scared too, but adding a more subtle piece will definitely help with balancing it out! x

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