When super high-gloss leather became a trend, I was wary: Surely, something so shiny was meant exclusively for waifish models? But as with most trends, it became so ubiquitous that I couldn't help but want to try it. From Bella Hadid's slick pants and leather jacket combo to Alexa Chung's sleek pencil skirt and cozy sweater set, there seemed to be so many ways to style the look.
Somewhat surprisingly, I found the perfect entry piece at Express, the store that provided 90 percent of my going-out wardrobe in college. It turns out the brand has been incorporating more runway trends lately, one result being this perfect, glossy black miniskirt. I've already worn it twice: once with a graphic tee and ballet flats, and once with a thick wool sweater and ankle boots. The black was gifted to me, but at $49.90, I have my fingers crossed that more colors are coming — I'm already eyeing the deep red version.
Black crackle patent A-line skirt, $49.90, available at Express.
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