Vinyl Hit

by Kéla Walker

Patent leather, PVC, plastic, the slick look, whatever you call it the vinyl trend is the sleek look of the moment. Here are my tips to wear the look without looking risqué or wet and slippery. 

How to wear the vinyl trend

Minimize the severity of a vinyl skirt by pairing it with a casual item like a sweatshirt

KONFESSION ~  I purchased this vinyl skirt over a year ago (on super sale) long before the vinyl trend was so big.  I loved the high shine of the piece + the pencil cut style. There’s something so sophisticated and empowering about the two in one.  And that’s exactly how many celebs have been seen sporting the trend. From Ciara and Ashley Madekwe to  Kim Kardashian & The Saturdays’ Rochelle Wiseman , they have all rocked the sleek vinyl trend in pencil skirts.    I love the look but I can definitely see how it can feel a little S&M risque and end up going all the way wrong.

Here are a couple of my  kloset klues to help you pull off the vinyl trend and not look like a hot slippery mess.

 ~Balance the severity of the vinyl with subtle neutral items like a white blouse, a soft cashmere sweater or sweatshirt like I did.
~ Let the vinyl be the focus of your look & minimize your accessories
~  Combat the risqué complex by trying the look in soft colors like pink and cream like here
~ Lasty, take baby steps with the vinyl trend. I love how my skirt is 1/2 vinyl 1/2 cotton.  If a full on vinyl piece is too much for you, try something small like gloves, belts or a pieces with partial vinyl details


how to wear the vinyl trend

How to wear the vinyl trend to the workplace

Keyshia Cole for Steve Madden Lace Heels

how to wear a vinyl trend

Today’s Kloset Pull

Sweatshirt ~ Forever 21 | Vinyl Skirt old~ H&M | Shoes ~ Keyshia Cole for Steve Madden | Purse ~ XoXo
Lipstick ~ Stila Fiery + Currant Lip Liner

What do you think about the plastic, pvc, vinyl trend? Would you wear it?