One material that we personally feel doesn't get enough love is patent leather—it's totally the underdog when it comes to buying any type of leather accessories. It's time we change your minds!
We already know that you guys think anything in leather is automatically better, but when you take a look at a black leather shoe and then compare it to the same style in black patent, it's clear that the patent choice simply stands out more. It's easily the best material to buy a statement accessory in, especially in color (or holographic, perhaps?). Stand out if you dare! Patent leather also nods to '60s mod style. Look for a patent boot that screams go-go dancer in white or red to channel your inner Twiggy. You'll stand out, be on trend, and—not to mention—will have a great and weather-appropriate shoe, should it happen to start raining.
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