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Obsessed: Driving Gloves

December 2, 2011

I can’t think of a single other accessory that simultaneously makes me feel as chic and badass as the driving glove. I have a black leather fingerless pair that I got in Paris last year, and every time I wear them I just feel like the coolest person on the planet. Whenever I see a pair of driving gloves, I swoon.

Driving Gloves

 

Driving Gloves by kissmeducky featuring leather gloves
Even the most classic design adds an extra oomf to a cold-weather outfit, especially in the face of the cotton gloves you’ll be seeing everywhere you turn. A fun extra detail, like an unexpected color or innovative hardware, makes even more of a statement when your winter wardrobe starts to feel montonous in, oh, about a month.
Hitting right at the wrist, a driving glove can easily be the perfect finishing touch on an elegant evening look, especially in suede,  if they have minimal embellishments and detail. Imagine a sheath dress with a (faux) fur wrap, driving gloves, and stilettos for an Old Hollywood siren feel. Or, with a retro housedress with a full skirt and a beaded necklace, for a fun modern take on the more ladylike gloves of the era.
For a casual look, pair them with a cozy sweater, chunky knit scarf, skinny black pants and flat boots to add a slight twist to a classic look. Or, wear them with a bomber jacket, tee, jeans, and booties for a more literal  ensemble that could carry you from day to night.
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