Patent outerwear is holding strong as a (surprising) trend with legs—it's remained a street style staple throughout the last several fashion week circuits and has demonstrated a level of versatility that even has naysayers considering the Matrix-style look. While it's a cool finishing touch for a range of outfits, one particular category it pairs well with is lingerie-inspired pieces.
Seen here on Winnie Harlow while hosting an event with retailer Forward by Elyse Walker in Paris, the shiny vinyl lends some serious edge to an otherwise dainty lace-trimmed dress. Finished with classic ankle booties, the look is trend-right without being overstudied—an appropriate nod to the effortless cool of the French. On the chance you needed one more reason to consider the patent trend, this is a strong case.
BFA for Forward by Elyse Walker
On Winnie Harlow: Jonathan Simkhai dress (coming soon); Palmer Girls x Miss Sixty Patent Leather Menswear Short Trench Coat ($828)