Lucite Lovin’

Spring Accessories Trend: Transparency


By Amanda Del Duca

As the spring and summer months begin, fashion trends point toward sophisticated simplicity, a reflection of authentic values and a sense of lightness that is projected through sheer, powdery colors and ethereal fabrics. Paired with this palette of light hues is a trend of decided optimism - a playful expression of the dichotomy between fashion and the times.

This trend of pragmatic glamour is manifested in some of the season’s hottest accessories, evoking a quality of refined sexiness that’s an ideal choice for the chic Miami woman. Sky-high Lucite platform heels, clear Plexiglas clutches and crystal embellishments bedecked the spring/summer runway declaring that transparent accessories are surely having a moment.




Prada S/S 2010 runway

For the high-tech fantasy look a la Miuccia Prada, think lucid hardware and crystalline accessories as a hint of frivolity against a wardrobe of structured separates and select prints. Add side-swept hair, shiny vermilion lips and retro sunglasses for a look that says business or beach.

Prada’s spring/summer collection is a wonderland of resort wear that is perfectly tailored for the Miami sentiment of business with pleasure. The gently faded prints of palm trees and boardwalks along with well-mannered day suits of walking shorts and a cropped jacket are perfect for the professional woman lunching at Perricone’s. While Prada’s bauble adorned Plexiglas heels and a chandelier crystal dress beg to glisten on the tanned skin of Miami party girls.


Christian Louboutin for J. Mendel,
J. Mendel bubble cuff
and Michael Kors necklace

Fendi Cinderella platforms





Christian Louboutin for J. Mendel and designer house Fendi use clear accents to add a modern, utilitarian element to classically beautiful and hyper feminine designs. The result is a modern day glass slipper – an undeniably romantic 6-inch stiletto paired with the super contemporary Lucite. Trendy clear hardware is used in various accessories this season, some favorites include the Burberry Perspex cuff, Toy ‘Heavy Metal’ watch and Fendi Perspex clutch.

Amp up a look of otherwise ordinary basics with clear accessories or be the envy of the season in a pair of Fendi platforms – either way prepare your wardrobe (and pedicure) for a sexy, see-through summer!



Burberry perspex cuff

Fendi perspex clutch

Toy 'heavy metal' watch

Photo's via Style.com, Elle.com, and Fendi.com.

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