Final Touch: PATENTLY POLISHED
We’re ga-ga for glassy.
Ooooh, shiny things. We’re as attracted to them as a kitten is drawn to a ball of yarn, or (sigh!) a child’s mud-covered hand is magnetized towards a brand-new white shirt. Good thing the Fall/Winter runways were all over glassy, glossy patent leathers. From Rachel Comey to Maison Martin Margiela to Dior to rag & bone to everyone’s favorite fashion golden boy, JW Anderson for Loewe. The last time we saw that much gloss was…hmm, in a highschool girl’s bathroom in the 90’s? Or maybe in ‘07, when our lip gloss was popping.
The way we want in on this trend? With a pop of patent on an otherwise laid-back outfit; like a sequined covered clutch worn in the middle of the day, it’s just unexpected enough to turn heads. And since our current obsession is the Chelsea boot, with its history as a rock royalty mainstay (and a royal mainstay, to boot) it’s no surprise that we’re going ga-ga for this super slick ankle boot. We say try it with rolled up high-waisted jeans and a denim shirt for a Canadian tuxedo reboot (get it??), and top the look off with this a shearling-collared perfecto jacket. Is it a patently perfect look? We sure think so.
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