Shopbop has lots of stylish patent leather accessories. I love patent. In my experience it holds up really well. My 12-year-old Prada Mary Janes are black patent. On Shopbop, these white patent boots caught my eye.
If you’ve ever gone shopping for original ’60s go-go boots, you’ll know that wearable ones are very difficult to find, so you should snap these up. Admittedly, they’re $860, so you might want to buy the more “practical” black patent version. But if you you already have black boots, I would go wild and spring for the white pair. I bet you’ll still have them in 20 years. I think it’s so cute that the heels are gold (on the black pair, the heels are silver).
I will re-share a picture of me from Halloween 2005 dressed as a “Mod” in my Ossie Clark dress, genuine ’60s vinyl bubble hat and painful, plastic knockoff boots (the only boots I could find).
There are some beautiful patent coats out now. While I don’t think a trapeze top looks good on me, SOMEONE needs to buy this adorable Elie Tahari jacket. It is $605 at Bergdorf Goodman.
If I’m wearing patent shoes, I often carry my patent Prada Gaufre purse. But if I were wearing a patent coat, I personally would skip the shiny accessories. Of course, now that I’ve said this, I’m sure I will see a photo of someone who looks just beautiful with shiny coat, bag and shoes.
UPDATED TO ADD: Speaking of boots, look at the beautiful silver Tod’s on Shoewawa.