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Would You Wear… Lucite Accessories?

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Lucite Accessories on the Prada runwayDrew Barrymore wearing Cara CroningerLucite Accessories on the Fendi runway
From left: Prada runway show, Drew Barrymore in Cara Croninger, Fendi runway show

Spring is almost here, and lucite accessories are one of the season’s most spring-appropriate trends.  The transparent material is available on heels, bangles, rings, necklaces and even clutches, and is the perfect way to make a fashion statement this season without being too bold.

What appeals to me about lucite is the airiness it adds to a look. While heavy wooden bangles may add visual weight to a simple floral dress, a lucite bangle provides a similar look without weighing the outfit down. I also love the idea of other clear jewelry, and feel that when done right, it can be pretty and interesting.

I’m a little bit more on the fence, however, about clear accessories, such as shoes and bags. I simply do not see the point (or interest) in having a bag one can see into, and the idea reminds me of the pink plastic purses I used to play dress-up with as a little girl (and not in a good way). That Fendi clutch above, on the other hand, is certainly intriguing.

In addition, lucite heels hold a few very specific connotations for me that I am sure others share, and for that reason, I’m not sure if  I will ever be able to find them particularly classy. On the other hand, Fendi also showed a pair of stunning nude shoes with the most delicate lucite soles and heels that I would consider wearing… you catch my drift. At the end of the day, rocking clear accessories is all about taking them to another level, beyond the typical ways we see them worn.

I’ve put together a couple of outfits incorporating lucite to give you some inspiration. Check them out below.

Outfit #1: Pretty in the Daytime

How to wear lucite accessories in daytime

Product Information: Watercolor Dress: Shakuhachi, Lucite Bangle: Alexis Bittar, Buckled Heels: AMI Clubwear

Outfit #2: A Quirky Night Out

How to wear lucite accessories at night

Product Information: Tiered Dress: Vero Moda, Lucite Earrings: Alexis Bittar, Lucite Wooden Platform Sandals: Chloe

Are you going to rock Lucite this season?

Tell us your thoughts! Would you wear lucite accessories? If so, which accessories would you rock? And how would you wear them? Give me a shout out in the comments!

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29 Responses to “Would You Wear… Lucite Accessories?”

  1. 1
    March 16th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Love the Fendi clutch! But you would have to be careful what to put in your see-through bag! ;)

    Milana

  2. 2
    March 16th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Love these looks! So adorable, they really make this slightly tricky trend look easy to pull off. I’m a little nervous of these sort of accessories looking cheap but I think you do a great job of making them look runway ready =]

  3. 3
    March 16th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I love the bag and the shoes, and there are many lucite accesories which look so chic and trendy… I absolutely love them!!!!

  4. 4
    March 16th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I would LOVE those shoes. What are those?

  5. 5
    March 16th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I love this trend! I wouldn’t wear a clear purse because that could get a little awkward but I really love the looks you picked out…especially the daytime outfit. A lucite hair accessory would be cool too!

  6. 6
    March 16th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I think the bracelets are cool, but I would never be able to pull off a lucite clutch or shoes. The looks are really awesome!

  7. 7
    March 16th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    I think the bag is easily the coolest. I would have atough time pulling off the bracelets and not feeling like a six year old plating dress up lol

  8. 8
    March 16th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    i feel exactly the same way! the bangles are totally cool, but i’m just not sure about rocking clear heels or a clear purse. although that one really doesn’t seem that bad. clear heels just seem…trashy i guess.

  9. 9
    March 16th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I really dislike Lucite. Personal opinion though… Drew Barrymore looks great in the bracelets, but I could never pull them off.

  10. 10
    March 16th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I had a lucite backpack in the 8th grade- Yep, pretty stylish, even at 14 haha. I bought it for $1.99 at Office Depot and I really really liked it… Until I went through puberty and had to carry around things that I didn’t want the world to see.

    I definitely love the bangle and the Chloe shoes are to die for, but I really don’t think this is a trend that I’ll follow five years later.

  11. 11
    March 16th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Yeah, accesories are fine but the shoes?

    So not going there.

  12. 12
    March 16th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Lucite bangles and jewelry are ok, but I would never wear the shoes or carry the clutch. I had very similar lucite heels back in 10th grade that I wore to formal events and such, so heels like that don’t seem very classy to me.

  13. 13
    March 16th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I’m definitely gonna wear lucite accessories! It’s an easy and budget friendly way to update my look just by wearing a pair of lucite earrings, a bracelet or a necklace.

  14. 14
    March 16th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I bought a lucite bracelet last fall and I didn’t realize I was on trend! I like this trend in small amounts like jewelry but I think the shoes are way too stripperish. And a lucite bag is just impractical.

  15. 15
    March 16th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    lucite what? =) the watercolour dress outshines anything else you’d be wearing, it’s that great. seriously love your choice here.

  16. 16
    March 16th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    how about a post about st patricks day? :))

  17. 17
    March 16th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    This is an interesting trend. I can see myself wearing the bangle or earrings. And I love the dress in outfit one :]

  18. 18
    March 16th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I love this trend, but unfortunately its just that…trendy and spending that amount of money on a trend just isn’t affordable to most college students…were you not able to find cheaper lucite items?

  19. 19
    March 16th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    never thought i’d be one for lucite accessories but in small doses like the earrings or bracelet are really very chic. On the bright side, it’ll match with everything!

    xoxo

  20. 20
    March 17th, 2010 at 1:00 am

    I agree, the bangles are really cute. However they were way, way out of my price range! As were both dresses for that matter. These bracelets:

    lordandtaylor.com/eng/HandbagsAccessories-Jewelry-Bracelets-Tapered_Clear_Lucite_Bangle_Bracelet…

    nyandcompany.com/nyco/browse/productDetailWithPicker.jsp…

    is just as cute, and the price isn’t even comparable!

    My mom calls shoes with Lucite heels “hooker heels,” so I don’t know how I feel about that, ahahaha.

    The clutch is soooo awesome looking… perhaps if it was lined with a really semi-sheer fabric it would work out. I think that would be pretty awesome.

  21. 21
    March 17th, 2010 at 5:08 am

    My first impression to lucite accessories is, IT DOESNT LOOK COMFY at all! Maybe from the photos, it looks all hard and plastic-y….which equals to, cheap.
    I am not too sure how it actually feels in real life.

    But for sure, i wont be wearing lucite shoes or using lucite bags. To me, lucite bags seriously give snatch-thieves a front row view of what’s in for them.

  22. 22
    March 17th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Sorry…but I’m not feeling this trend at all! It reminds me of those trashy see through purses that people used to (and I guess are carrying now) have.

  23. 23
    March 17th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    They surely go with everything ;) If you want to avoid looking cheap, I’d suggest glass or clear quartz jewellery.

  24. 24
    March 17th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I loved the second outfit! It looked great and inspired me to look for a dress just like that.

  25. 25
    March 18th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    its a good idea
    but not my type
    but i think i would like it on a cocktail ring

  26. 26
    October 22nd, 2010 at 7:19 am

    im a fan

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