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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Add To Basket: Black Patent Boots

Fashion blogger layering military coat in winter
Patent leather, vinyl, metallic - all that shiny, shiny good stuff!  It's back and (I'm very much hoping) it's here to stay.  The days are darker, layers upon layers are hidden underneath each other and we go through stages of feeling that little bit less 'sparkly'.  But there's a remedy!  Fierce high-shine clothing and accessories can feel like a ray of sunshine on a (literal) dark day.  My current obsession?  Patent leather boots.  They instantly transform an outfit and are totally on a level with the inner confidence that comes from wearing red lipstick...
Shades of blue fashion blogger casual winter styling
Aldo Loreni High Heeled Ankle Boots Patent Vinyl
How to style a military coat in winter 2018
The beauty of patent accessories in particular, is how they can work with the most casual of outfits.  Alright, admittedly a calf-length military coat doesn't fly completely under the radar, but other simple wool coats and jumper dresses work just as well!  Right now, I've got my eye on tons of drop dead gorgeous 3.1 Phillip Lim knitwear at Blue & Cream, in particular a few sportier-looking pieces that would look insane paired with patent stiletto boots.  Also on my wishlist for pairing with patent leather boots, includes Anthropologie's Lila Skinny Leopard Coat (go big or go home) and a high neck maxi dress by YAS at Topshop (for complete contrast).  Honestly, I could go on and on and ON.  They work with so many different looks, and these Aldo beauties in particular are a dream to wear; tough as nails for the first 20 minutes and then they instantly mould to your feet like second skins, thanks to the material.  So, now I'm a total patent boot convert - not that I put up much of a fight... 
Aldo Loreni high shine vinyl stiletto ankle boots
Daniel Wellington Classic Petite 32mm Bondi Watch White

Coat - Topshop

Shoes - Loreni High Heeled Ankle Boots c/o Aldo Shoes

Bag - Valentino Lock Medium   |   Watch - Classic Petite Bondi c/o Daniel Wellington

Styling patent ankle boots for winter fashion blog
Aldo Loreni Patent Leather Stiletto Ankle Boots
Are you also a fan of high-shine accessories this season?  Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this look (and dreamy patent boots!) in the comments below.

Psst! If you prefer edgier styling keep your eye out for these Aldo Loreni Boots featuring again soon on A Glass Of Ice!

With love,

Gabrielle x



  1. Definitely add to cart! They look so edgy, chic and sleek :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  2. very elegant and classy look
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  3. Gabrielle this look is FIERCE - I LOVE it!!! I am totally obsessing over your military coat right now - I'm heading to the shops tomorrow so I'll be diving straight into Topshop! xx

  4. That is one killer shoes! I love the pointed high heels. You look gorgeous as always. Your photos is so dreamy.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  5. They are such fun statement boots! I don't have much in patent leather as it's so hard to care for but it does look incredible! :)

    Hope you are having a great start to the week and all your Christmas preparation is going well! I'm hoping to wrap some more presents today!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  6. Oh wow! You've really sold me on this. I don't think I've seen or heard such a chic case for black patent booties. Fabulous!


  7. Wow, what amazing boots!! I really like how they are patent and great styling to go with them too, all the colours look beautiful together!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  8. OMG I need that coat and shoes asap! Lovely photos xx

    Adventures in May | Miss Nev

  9. Those are definitely ones to buy. I like them a lot. Perfect for rainy days as well. Gorgeous x

  10. Oh yes, I love! You look fabulous in those boots.

    Funmi x

  11. You look amazing!! Love your shoes! <3


  12. The boots are fierce!! Love the heel, haha insanely edgy and good. Also love the balance with the coat and the fall elements. So pretty babe! Xx

  13. Now that is a pair that I can see myself wearing, so chic and sexy!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  14. Oh my goooodness - I adore this look! Especially those patent boots, what dreams are made of <3

    // xx

  15. Love this outfit! The colours and the boots look so elegant on you!

    x Annabelle

  16. These boots are gorgeous! But patent shoes are so out there, I would not wear them myself - although they do look great on you (and many other people I've seen wear similar shoes) and I can totally see why you'd compare them to that boost of confidence you get from wearing red lipstick!

    Julia x
    Last Post: Christmas in London |

  17. Beautiful bold look! Love the eye catching shine of the patent boots, such a gorgeous statement!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  18. These are so stunning hun! :) xx

  19. Patent is such a classic style and can really make an outfit. I love those boots, not that I'd be able to walk in those heels! The outfit is gorgeous and the boots really make a statement.
    Jaz xoxo

  20. OMG these are gorgeous looks like they were poured on to your feet! And the bag and watch too are stunners. It is all about accessories.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  21. I LOVE black patent boots, and I agree, they're totally confidence boosting. This is such an ideal Winter look. Really, it's fantastic.

  22. How beautiful are you! Love the patent booties to mix up the all black look. May have to get myself a pair.... :) Stay warm darling! xo


  23. They look amazing! Love how you styled them too :D

  24. Wow, the boots looks incredible & I love all the accessories - gorgeous look! You also always find the most stunning locations for your pictures!

    Miriam x

  25. I always shy away from patent finishes usually, but your whole outfit is so chic that you've inspired me to pick up a pair of patent boots! Looking stunning, as always!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  26. I don't own any patent leather boots, but seeing these on you definitely makes me want to change that! You're so right that they would go with endless outfits too!
    Amy xx

  27. you look so cute all bundled up but cool in the same time thanks to your shiny boots!
    I'm all about shiny things and have been loving velvet for some time

    The Sweetest Escape

  28. I love how you styled them, but I don't think I would ever be brave enough to wear something like this.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

  29. Wow those boots are heaven, exactly how I like them : black simple, high heel and all shinny. Those boots make a statement for sure! And great styling as well with the knitwear dress and a big scarf. I am definitely coming back to see how you style them for an edgy look as well. So exciting ! Thanks for a great post!

  30. Those heels are shexy!!! Looking frosty and wintry for sure! ;-) -

  31. This is such a great outfit, love your shoes! x

  32. I've always been a fan of patent leather. It's so pretty! Love your dress & coat.

  33. Um these are AMAZING. I mean, of course you rock the sh*t out of them haha, but seriously, I need a pair of these now! I love them paired with the long coat. Always the best inspo on your posts lady!

    Susie |

  34. Wowza, these boots are very vampy and seductive! I would love to try them on, because they look great on you!

    Naya //

  35. Absolutely fabulous outfit, I love it, love your blog too. Thank you for sharing, you look gorgeous!!!


  36. I loooove a bit of patent and these are amazing! The last pair of patent boots I had died a death and these photos made me want to replace them asap - they really do go with anything. Gorgeous photos as always xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  37. Beautiful photos! You look amazing! And I love your boots :) xx


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