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.

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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