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New Ways To Go “See-Through”

If you’re a child of the 80s, you’re sure to remember owning at least one pair of jelly shoes. Along with my own impressive Wendy’s “Where’s The Beef” t-shirt collection,  (yes, I was a bit of a strange kid), I had a variety of jelly flats in a wide spectrum of colors (I also had a love for shoes way back then too 🙂).

If memories of wearing your favorite jellies bring back feelings of nostalgia, you’re in for a treat.  According to Glamour, the jelly and “see-through” shoe trends are back in a big way. Noted designers from Oscar de la Renta to Christian Louboutin are unleashing updated versions of your favorite childhood shoe styles that are packing a serious style punch this season.

From clear “jelly-inspired” designs to “see-through” mesh styles for a more formal flair, “see-through” shoes are sure to be all the rage this spring/summer.

“See-Through” Shoes Spring/Summer 2012

Today you can find a variety of see-through-inspired styles and silhouettes to fit pretty much any occasion. Here are some of my top picks.

Bass “Hearts” Rachel Antonoff Bowers Slip-On

Shop: Bowers Slip-On

This sweet slip-on is a genuine nod to the original jelly shoe style. It features clear vinyl for a jelly shoe-inspired look, with a patent leather heel and vamp with wingtip detail. This slip-on exudes office-ready sophistication and cute, casual style.

Ros Hommerson Glow Sandal

Shop: Glow Sandal

Casual sophisticate. This chic sandal is ready for a day of shopping, or an evening out to dinner. Luxurious calfskin leather pairs with airy mesh for all-day style and comfort that can’t be beat.

Jessica Simpson Greeta Pump

Shop: Greeta Pump

If instant drama’s what you seek, then this posh pump is perfect for you! Suede leather and mesh create contrasting, yet complementary textures, while a back zipper allows for easy on/off. I could definitely see this pump paired with dark denim or a party-ready black dress. So cute!

Chinese Laundry Hands Up Sandal

Shop: Hands Up Sandal

Fashion-forward. Chinese Laundry always delivers when it comes to quality and affordable footwear that rock the latest trends. Sleek satin combines with elegant mesh and lace for the perfect shoe for your evening out.

Jelly Shoe image courtesy of Trisolar.