Sleek leather and slick vinyl might be the coolest fashion duo ever
Sleek leather and slick vinyl might be the coolest fashion duo ever. Style tip: wear with attitude.
THE GAME CHANGER:
It’s time to dispel some rumors on patent pants. Firstly, you don’t need Gisele’s behind to pull them off. Secondly, they aren’t ‘tricky’ – find the perfect pair and you’ll cherish them forever. Partner this seemingly outré piece with oversized knitwear, and amp up the vamp after dark with a billowing blouse. Don’t hesitate too long – they’re hot property right now.
5 OF THE BEST:
Updated leather skirts
From utility vibes at Dion Lee to flamenco flares at Monse, the leather skirt has multiple personalities this season, taking a stride away from predictable pencil styles with A-line shapes, thigh-high splits and micro-minis on offer. These souped-up skirts can take you from office to out – just unbutton your silk shirt a little lower to amplify its intrinsic sex appeal after-hours.
Update an off-duty outfit by swapping one of your fail-safe pieces for its glossy counterpart. Wanda Nylon’s vinyl funnel-neck top, for instance, has the power to transform a classic straight-leg-jeans-and-boots combo into a modern take on Françoise Hardy’s beatnik style. Push the textural mash-up even further with a mohair cap, courtesy of Eugenia Kim. Motorcycle sold separately.
THE STATEMENT PIECE:
A high-shine coat
When the temperature drops, your sartorial standing rests almost entirely on your outerwear, so ithas to turn heads, and a high-shine black coat more than fits the bill right now. Classic in color and cut (the trench translates particularly well), shrug it on over everything from denim to dresses for instant new-season knowhow.