Vinyl Fantasy

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Right now, it feels like everywhere I turn, one of my favorite style-inspirers is demonstrating how to rock vinyl pants. The goddess herself, Giselle, made them look downright casual during a talk show appearance. I’ve heard them referred to as ‘patent-leather’, but all I can think about when I see these babies are their more punk rock roots. Squeaky, skin-tight, liquid-y and shiny,  there’s nothing that says the ’80s are back more than the vinyl pant. However, they’re best styled in ways that bring them into the present.

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This upcoming season is all about statement trousers and vinyl pants or leggings are so versatile they’re pretty much a new basic like leather trousers. In fact, I would style them the same way I style my favorite pair of leather trousers – either offset their edge with a flowy blouse or make them completely casual with a basic. Sure, you can go ahead and pair them with a bodysuit for an ultra-sexy night out, but I love them just as much during the day with a sweater or graphic tee.

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My least favorite thing to hear from a friend when it comes to fashion is hearing someone profess their love for a style and then say “…but I could never pull it off”. Of course you can! Who is stopping you but yourself? If you like something, there is always a way to make it fit your own style. The very fact that you like it makes it your style.