4 Ways to Wear Vinyl Without Looking Like A Trash Bag

Or a dominatrix.

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Ah, fall. The season where we give in to the impending cold and start piling on stockings, thermal tees, and chunky sweaters. It’s fun – but it often gets frumpy. 

So, rather than become a human enchilada through layers upon layers of knitwear, let vinyl breathe some glossy texture into your closet this season. 

We rounded up four different ways to style the fabric that’ll set you apart from the pack while keeping it classy. 


Ah, the classic rain poncho. Find one in a color that speaks to you and make it your outfit’s focal-point. Pair yours with some knee-high socks and rainboots or booties. Remember, this look is all about playing with proportions (style tip: put your hair in a messy top-bun). 
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Hunter Festival Vinyl Poncho With Back Logo Detail - $92
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Over-The-Knee Textured-Socks - $18
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Coach 'Tristee' Waterproof Rainboot - $100
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This one is all about contrasting textures. Pull on casual a mohair, cable, or cashmere sweater and a pair of sneakers, and you'll instantly tone down a black PVC skirt, just steer clear of dark alleys and street corners to avoid any confusion. 
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Vinyl Zip Pocket Mini Skirt - $85
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Zara Cashmere Sweater - $169
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Nike 'Air Huarache Run Ultra SE' Sneaker - $120
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For the vinyl sceptic, we suggest starting off with a simple look like blogger Nadia Aboulhosn: a transparent bomber or raincoat. Pair yours with some high-waisted jeans and a thin sweater or graphic tee to make the most of the see-through layer. 
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ZANZEA Womens Hooded Transparent Clear Raincoat - $17
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Relaxed Crop Mom Jeans - $60
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H&M+ Printed T-shirt - $13
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Finally, a departure from the vinyl skinny pant! Style pairing these culottes with a simple turtleneck and some simple but stylish ankle boots. Finish off the look with a a sleek, middle parted chignon. 
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Nasty Gal Slick Your Wounds Culotte Pants - $68
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2x2 Rib Turtleneck Top - $35
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& Other Stories Suede Sequined-Heel Ankle Boot - $195
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