7 Chic Ways to Style Your Patent Skirts

Eye-catching and statement-making, glossy patent skirts are hugely popular right now adding a glamorous twist to classically feminine silhouettes. Though patent skirts have a reputation for being on the risqué side of things, keep on reading for some chic ways to style your patent skirts.

  1. Simple and Plain Tops

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patent skirt with lightweight top

Since patent skirts have a glossy and shiny feel, they can be a great pair to dress up your most basic and simple pieces whether it’s a turtleneck, lightweight top, neutral colored top, or classic top. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may go for a neutral colored top that complements the color of your patent skirt making it the statement piece of the outfit. Or, like Alexa Chung style, pair the color of your top with the color of your patent skirt to make it look coordinated and polished.

  1. Knitted Tops

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To add a great contrast on glossy finish of your skirt, opt for knitted tops whether it’s a knitted sweater, knitted crop top, knitted turtleneck, or even off shoulder knitwear. Burgundy color will go best in black or white shade while orange and other pastel colors go best with gray. Also, dressing in monochrome outfit with light blue knitted top with a light blue patent skirt is great for looking fabulous and interesting.

  1. Lace and Sheer Tops

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If you’re not a fan of knits or heavy fabrics, go for lace tops and sheer tops that are lightweight and at the same time sexy depending on how you’re going to wear them. Also, they are great for giving a good contrast with the glossy finish of your patent skirt. Yellow lace top with a black patent skirt will give a great contrast for your outfit while highlighting the lace intricate designs. Just opt for softer colors if you wish for a more feminine and innocent vibe.

  1. Button-down Shirts

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If you think button-down shirts are too corporate or classic, pair them with patent skirts to make them look trendy. Go for ones with stripes or dots to add some dimension to your outfit making them look intentional. Be creative styling them with your skirt whether going for an “untucked look” or “half-tucked” look on your shirts.

  1. Colorful Tops

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To add a pop of color to your outfit, go for colorful prints on your tops whether it’s a graphic shirt, crop top, button down-shirt, off shoulder tops and even asymmetric tops. Go for colorful tribal prints, floral prints, quirky prints, or any prints that will show off your personality and a great sense of style. Black patent skirt and other dark shades are great for serving a good backdrop to your colorful tops.

  1. Crop Tops

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Whether fitted or loose-fitting, crop tops are great to show off your sexy side without revealing too much skin. For a conservative, but sexy look, opt for a cropped sweater and pair it with a high-waist patent skirt instead of a mid-rise one.

  1. Blazers and Jackets

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Blazer and jackets are one of the most stylish outerwear options to dress up or dress down your outfit. If you wish for a chic look, opt for structured blazers with lapels, polished buttons, puffed sleeves, or even those in tweed or fur textile. On the other hand, denim jacket, bomber jacket, varsity jackets and such can make your patent skirt look cooler and more trendy perfect for a street style look.

Whatever style you want, patent skirts definitely suit yours. Just be creative styling them with your top to get that desired look looking fabulous with a bit of personality.

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