Patent Shoes in the Fall?

Q. I am seeing a lot of patent shoes for the Fall. I always thought patent shoes were only for Spring and Summer. What’s the best way to wear them? And, can I wear my red patent peep toes into September?

-Patent Potential

A. Patent leather shoes, accessories and even clothing with patent embellishments are a huge trend that continues into Fall. It escaped the “only wear” in Spring and Summer several years ago and now there are countless stylish options to wear all year long. So wear your peep toes this Fall and pair them with opaque tights when the temperature dips. And check out these shoes to shine in this Fall:

Stuart Weitzman<br />
ChatupVince Camuto Heaven

Jessica Simpson 'Thalia' Bootie AK Anne Klein Willa

left to right:

1. Stuart Weitzman Chatup, $280 at zappos.com

2. Vince Camuto Heaven, $125 at piperlime.com

3. Jessica Simpson ‘Thalia’ Bootie, $118.95 at nordstrom.com

4. AK Anne Klein Willa, $79 at piperlime.com

  • http://www.missoj.com Claire

    Wow. I had no idea you weren’t supposed to wear patent in the fall or winter. Oops. I did it all the time last year and will probably do it again.

  • http://www.stylebakery.com Jennifer

    This is one of those outdated style rules that has gone the way of “don’t wear white after Labor Day”. In other words, wear patent all year round.

  • Judy Leslie

    I have been a faithful Spanx consumer from the get go. In the summer I wear the footless or the power panties and I have tried all of their camisoles. The new pantboy shorts roll up as do the high waist. the camisoles are the worst. Have they changed designers? I have been wearing Flexees camisoles and they are great. I love the flexees boy shorts but they do not come in small. any suggestions?

  • Judy Leslie

    I have been a faithful Spanx consumer from the get go. In the summer I wear the footless or the power panties and I have tried all of their camisoles. The new pantboy shorts roll up as do the high waist. the camisoles are the worst. Have they changed designers? I have been wearing Flexees camisoles and they are great. I love the flexees boy shorts but they do not come in small. any suggestions?

  • Veronica

    I just purchased some mary jane style red patent shoes with about 1.5 inch heal. What can I wear with it? Is a red sweater, black pant ok, or white top, black pant? I want to look sassy!

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