I saw there was a question about day or night wear on patent leather. How about seasonal?–Karen

Good question! Patent leather used to be considered a warm-weather material, but in recent years, it’s evolved to fit any season. More important is the style and color. For example, pink patent leather in the dead of winter probably isn’t going to look quite right (unless you’re at a wedding or attending a formal), but a black patent pump is considered seasonless.

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Patent leather shoes can be worn year-round, but the styles and colors you choose may vary depending on the season. Here are some tips on when to wear patent leather:

  • Summer: Patent leather sandals or loafers can add a touch of glamour and shine to your casual summer outfits while still keeping your feet cool and comfortable. They can be paired with shorts or a sundress.
  • Fall and Winter: Opt for patent leather boots or oxfords to keep your feet warm and stylish. Darker shades like black, navy, and burgundy are popular choices for patent leather shoes in the fall and winter months.

It’s worth noting that the old-fashioned rule was that patent leather was only to be worn from Easter to Labor Day. However, this rule is no longer followed, and patent leather can be worn year-round.

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