Wednesday: What About Lucite Heels?

I was first introduced to lucite in Alexis Bittar‘s collections of jewelry. It’s a type of clear plastic, and Bittar paints one side with a cool color for an even cooler effect. And it’s proving to be a fun, modern medium that’s popping up in shoes, especially as we begin looking forward to spring and summer!

Image via Vogue

Image via a wonderful place

Now, the trick is to find some classy-looking lucite heels for just a pop of detail. Caution: Don’t go overboard! These have the potential to look a little skanky. But if you keep ’em professional and fun, you’re golden. Check out my favorites:

kate spade new york ‘leslie’ lucite-heel pump

kate spade new york ‘illaria’ sandal

Nasty Gal Soiree Platform

The question remains, why should we pay so much for plastic? But really, that’s beside the point.


Careful Cut-outs

Along with floppy straw hats, summer also means allowing your skin to breathe instead of being muffled under winter wool. I love the cut-out styles that let a little more than just your arms and legs see the sun! I perused Urban Outfitters’ website and they have some adorable options:

Reverse Heart-Back Cutout Dress

Sparkle & Fade Knit Bow-Back Dress

byCORPUS Crisscross Dress

Staring at Stars Crepe Open-Back Romper