Is This Statement Outerwear Piece Worth It?

You know a trend has caught on when you start seeing it everywhere. But with so many options comes the question: Which one is actually Worth It? Every Tuesday, we’re looking at a different fashion girl favorite and the varying price points it comes in, and letting you know – straight up – how much you should really be spending. You work hard for your money; why not put it towards pieces that matter?

Patent everything has been one of the strongest trends we’ve seen on both the runway and the streets this fashion month thus far. Even though it’s bold (and squeaks a bit when you walk), the street cred of patent pieces make them impossible to resist. And the patent jacket in particular has become a fashion-crowd favorite for looking super cool with minimal effort. But, how much should you really be spending on this shiny, statement-making goodness?

On the low end, you can find your statement piece of patent outerwear for under $40, and on the high end, believe it or not, they can exceed $1,000. But, with a sick sale (or just a good eye) you can find one that suits your budget and taste. Click on to see which patent jacket is really #WorthIt.

What You’re Spending : $58 $34.50

What You’re Getting: This material can admittedly look cheap quick, so while it’s not the most expensive-looking jacket in the bunch, it’s an easy way to tackle the trend without breaking the bank.

ASOS First & I Cropped Patent Leather Look Jacket, $58 $34.50, available at ASOS.

What You’re Spending: $450 $157.50

What You’re Getting: You’re actually getting more than what meets the eye with this one. It’s fully reversible, and you can even zip off the sleeves to turn it into a vest (plus it’s currently on steep discount).

Tory Burch Fae Faux Patent-Leather Jacket, $450 $157.50, available at The Outnet.

What You’re Spending : $348

What You’re Getting: This moto definitely looks extra glossy and expensive, but at less than a designer price point. Reformation knows how to make cool-girl staples, and this one is made from surplus fabric, so it saves 32,952 gallons of water compared to the industry standard in the process of being produced (no joke).

The Reformation Soto Jacket, $348, available at The Reformation.

What You’re Spending: $1,049 $567

What You’re Getting: Wait, why is this almost 50% off? It feels almost too good too be true. This cropped style from Courrèges equally mod and futuristic, and it’s the perfect transitional topper for many a miniskirt-and-tights outfit.

Courrèges Faux Patent-Leather Bomber Jacket, $1,049 $567, available at

What You’re Spending: $592.51

What You’re Getting: First of all, you’re getting this amazing pink-fur collar, which only adds to the jacket’s statement-making potential. It’s also 100% leather (and the collar is 100% lambswool), so you’re getting the real deal, which justifies the higher price a bit more.

Charlotte Simone Va-Va Varsity, $592.51, available at Charlotte Simone.

The Verdict: Go For The Designer Deal

We feel that Courrèges does this trend best: It’s classic, flattering, and generally badass, plus it’s majorly on sale at the moment. What’s not to love? But, if this still feels like too much of a splurge, we’d probably go a step below with the eco-friendly Reformation version. Whichever you add to cart, you’ll be entering the transitional-weather season in style.

Courrèges Faux Patent-Leather Bomber Jacket, $1,049 $567, available at

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