The lucite heel, more commonly known as the ‘hooker heel,’ may have a bad reputation, but this season’s updated versions are designed with a subtle twist to wear day or night without being asked, “How much?”
We rounded up eleven clear-heeled, Cinderella-worthy sandals that have spring written all over them. From architectural to sleek, high-heeled to low-heeled, there’s a variety of ways to express the classy hooker in all of us. Jeffrey Campbell is a go-to for this style along with Kate Spade, ALDO, and Alexander McQueen.
Choose a style that suits your tastes and wear them casual or dressed up; but just to be safe, stay away from anything too short, too tight, or too revealing – we don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea.
There are a few minor details that help distinguish the two studded stunners. Although both heels are stacked, the Jeffrey Campbell heel is tapered. Also, the Jeffrey Campbell buckles are more rounded in comparison to the Chloé buckles which narrow towards the tips. If you look closely, you’ll notice the shaping of each style is different as the Jeffrey Campbell toe is more rounded than the Chloé toe.
Which pair would you choose? Over here, we are partial to the designer labels; however, we do love a good deal!
Coachella starts next week! That means one thing for those attending: shopping time is nigh. Even if you aren’t going to this desert extravaganza, these rules still apply to just about every other music festival going on between now and fall. These items will help you beat the heat and stay comfortable…all the while retaining your stylish vibe:
1. Sweet Shades - This one’s a no brainer…but take your sunglasses to the next level with hot colors and vintage shapes.
Elizabeth and James Horatio Sunglasses - $155
Planet Blue Peekabooda Vintage Sunglasses - $48
Ray-Ban Clubmaster - $145
Urban Outfitters Neon Risky Sunglasses - $12
2. Smart Shoes (without holding the style) – Your feet will love you if you wear the right shoes to the festival. Stick with long lasting sandals, boots or flats.
Matisse Shira Sandal - $80
Vintage Luxury Jones Black Tan Boots - $400
Sam Edelman Louie - $160
Vans Leopard Slip On Lo Pro - $55
3. Coverups for the Desert Chill – Hey, it gets cold out there at night…don’t forget
One Teaspoon Heavenstock Kimono - $185
Haute Hippie Rayon Poncho - $395
BDG Knit Varsity Jacket - $69
Religion Falling Leather Jacket - $394
4. The Right Purse – There’s definitely a wrong purse to take to these events…these options will keep your take alongs safe, but won’t get in the way or weigh you down.
Will Leather Goods La Manta Mini Backpack - $275
Bunga Bags Coachella Bag - $98
Jeffrey Campbell Sneak Out Bag - $118
Ecote Rainbow Fringe Crossbody Bag - $29
5. Sun Screening - Don’t even think about forgetting to use protection under that heavy desert sun.
Lovely Bird Floppy Hat - $128
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen - $30
Clinique City Block Sheer Oil Free SPF 25 - $19
No-AD Sunblock SPF 45 -$9
6. Camouflage for the Wristband - It’s cool that we use wristbands and all now, but layer it up to make it look intentional.
Scout & Catalogue Friendship Bracelets - $36
TomTom Jewelry Chevron Aura Cuff - $165
Forever 21 Threaded Bangle Set - $7
Jill Michael Jewelry Assorted Bracelets - $30-110
7. Capture the Moment - You didn’t wait all year for just memories did you? Get those pics with these compact options.
The latest collaboration between Black Milk Clothing and Jeffrey Campbell demonstrates the power of “it doesn’t hurt to ask.” High demand for the discontinued Jeffrey Campbell Back Off shoe used in photos on the Black Milk website created an unintentional association between the two brands.
Black Milk Clothing started with a pair of leggings about three years ago and has grown into a full-blown online shopping destination offering swimsuits, bodysuits, dresses, skirts, tops, t-shirts, shoes and of course, an eclectic collection of leggings.
Jeffrey Campbell, the shoe designer that needs no introduction, has been in the shoe game for over a decade. Designs that hold true to the gritty and edgy styles born on the streets combined with a global following, have made the brand a household name among the fashion forward.
Enter Solestruck, one of the largest online Jeffrey Campbell retailers, to complete the triangle. Solestruck’s brand manager, Ty McBride, reached out to Jeffrey Campbell to inquire about the Back Off shoe after customers started asking when it would be back in stock. Unfortunately, the Jeffrey Campbell factory no longer had the mold for the shoe!
The simple courtesy of listening to the customer has brought the shoe back from the depths of discontinued land and placed it on constant reorder.
The association sparked by the Jeffrey Campbell and Black Milk ad led to the creation of a capsule collection of shoes that were available for pre-order on Solestruck as of Monday, April 2. Prices for the patterned collection of platforms ranges from $189.95-$249.95. The Back Off is back in “Bone Machine” along with Lita Fab, Damsel, Night Lita and 99 Tie.