Tuesday, 19 November 2013

How to Wear... Triple Patent Leather

This week, I finally completed my eagerly-anticipated haul of crackle patent (p)leather separates from Primark's AW13 collection, with the purchase of this bralet, reduced from £10 to £5! It's no exaggeration to say that I've been waiting for 3 pieces like this for years now, so to nab them all with change from £30 was pretty darn exciting (the pencil skirt is £10 and the A-line midi £14, at full price). I know I have scoffed at the idea of even double leather in the past, and I did have to put some thought into my accessorising in order to bypass the dungeon mistress connotations, but of course I had to try them all out together... with some patent footwear thrown in for good measure!

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Sports Luxe

Bralet, Skirt, Sweatshirt and Boots: All Primark (Current)

Yup, I also managed to nab the fishnet sweater from the AW13 lookbook, reduced from £6 to £3 *smugface* - perfect for toning down leather with an instant throw-on hit of sports luxe...

Grunge Luxe

Bralet, Skirt, Sweatshirt and Boots: All Primark (Current), Belt: New Look (from Shirt, Past Season)

Or indeed an instant throw-on hit of '90s grunge appeal - simply belt up and stud.

Lady Luxe

Bralet, Skirt, Cardigan and Belt: All Primark (Current), Shoes: Pied a Terre (Past Season)

OK, time to whip the sweatshirt off: just add whip and get cracking... no, no... how could I channel more lady and less, er, tramp?! Inspiration struck in the form of my newly acquired Chanel-a-like chain trim cardi - playing up the ladylike cut of the skirt whilst forming a pleasing textural contrast... belted (with co-ordinating waist-cincher, natch) over or under, depending on desired level of insulation/propriety - job done.

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  1. great looks, love that longer skirt <3
    xx http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

  2. All black never looked this good.
    Love A line skirt.
    Great stylings as always.

  3. So beautiful!!! ....and sexy ;-)

  4. Wonderful in the patent long skirt and matching top.
    Paerticularly in the waisted coat photo.