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7 ways to wear patent leather like a pro

7 ways to wear patent leather like a pro

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Text: Andrea Sim


The dos, don'ts and hows of mastering one of the trickiest materials in the fashion dictionary

The classics aren't necessarily the easiest to perfect. Like kitten heels and bubble hems — notorious for being poster children of the don'ts of style — nailing glossy leather is a finicky matter. It's practically the penny stocks of the fashion exchange: high risk, for a single misstep sees its wearer branded 'trashy', and high return for sticking the landing is a stylophile's badge of honour.

Given that the striking material went into overdrive at the most recent fall/winter 2018 fashion weeks, master the look with Paris and Milan's street style heroes leading by example. Seven ways to patent like a pro, below.

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