The Once "Naff" Trend the Blogging Set Is Really Into Right Now

We're the first to admit that patent leather trench coats and vinyl trousers sound rather terrifying on paper, but nonetheless, such shiny items are proving to be one of the biggest trends of the year so far, worn by almost every trusted blogger we can think of. This squeaky-clean idea was sparked first by Alexa Chung back in September, thanks to a patent leather trench coat that was the standout hit of her second collection for M&S.

The piece was adopted fast by the likes of Pandora Sykes, Lucy Williams and Megan Ellaby, but that is only one of the many, many vinyl-finished pieces we spot on our daily (well, hourly) Instagram scroll. Mango’s £36 patent miniskirt has been a best seller, while Topshop's newly released vinyl trousers are already proving a hit.

Scroll through the gallery below to see how the blogger set is styling patent leather and then shop our edit of the best pieces…