3 Über-Chic Ways to Wear a Black Patent Leather Skirt

One piece you'll see a lot this season is the black patent–leather skirt. That said, we are all eyes (and ears) when it comes to inspiration on how to wear the bold trend. Thankfully, one of Mango's latest lookbooks has three downtown-cool outfits that feature the skirt, so we couldn't have come across these photos at a more welcome time.

Patent leather can often read as more '80s-era unrefined than modern and polished, so the trick is to balance the high-shine skirt with elevated pieces. As the lookbook shows, this can easily be achieved with the help of modest tops and jackets that boast flattering knit ruffles, plaid prints, stylish neckties, and more. Complete the ensemble with a pair of cool heeled ankle boots, and you've got a perfect outfit for fall.

Keep scrolling to see the three looks, plus shop our top black patent–leather skirts of the moment.