Take it Easy

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Trotters ‘Dei’ Slingback

Trotters ‘Dei’ Slingback, $88.95 from Nordstrom

If this whole patent-leather-shoe-and-patent-leather-pocketbook-combo bit still has you on the fence (I say this with an eyeroll), ease into the look by introducing subtle shades and conservative styles. Colorwise, you can’t go wrong with nudes and soft tones. And think smaller—wear a shoe that has patent leather only at the toe and choose a patent clutch or wristlet over a large hobo bag. Have patience with patents, leery ladies. If it hasn’t already, it’ll grow on you.

What are your thoughts on wearing patent leather shoes and a patent leather pocketbook together?

What color combinations and styles are you going to try?