Patent Leather after Labor Day?

Dear Shoe Lady,
Can patent leather be worn after labor day? Or would a flat leather alligator/snake pattered leather be more versatile?

Dear Martha,
Years ago, patent leather was a spring and summer staple, but nowadays, it’s uber-trendy to wear in the fall and winter. One good rule of thumb is the style/color should be appropriate to the season. Dark colors like purple, navy, black, maroon and grey are fashionable this winter.

Comfortable shoe with a 2.5 inch heel suitable for work or paired with a dark jean.

Aerosoles Envy Black Patent at

Envy by Aerosoles is a Mid Heel Dressy Pump

Or try a crinkled patent leather with a pop of color to down play the shine and dress up any outfit.

Aerosoles Musical Cheers Red Patent at

Musical Cheers by Aerosoles is a Mid Heel Dressy Pump

Personally I love to mix patterns and materials when it comes to patent leather. Aerosole offers a base leather shoe with a quilted patent leather toe pattern. One of my personal favorites. Plus the flat can take you from day to night.

Aerosoles Beckon Dark Brown Leather at

Beckon by Aerosoles is a Low Heel Casual Flat

I hope this clears up the myth that patent leather is only good for spring or summer!

The Shoe Lady

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