Clear as Crystal

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A huge trend we are going to be seeing hit stores this spring/summer is lucite accents. The best way to incorporate this trend in everyday outfits is through accessories. Rocking a full vinyl skirt or jacket might be a little too over the top for most people so try jewelry, purses or shoes first!

Clear bracelets detailed with gemstones are a great way to modernize a sleek ensemble. Same with clear cuffs and chunky rings. The bracelets above are also mixed with antique gold metals, tying in the Art Deco trend that is popular.

Lucite footwear is another way to wear this fun fad. Clear details like the ankle straps, embellishments or heels can really update and transform your look. The heels above from Forever 21 feature black pleather ankle straps along with a clear plastic foot strap, accompanied by the chunky lucite heel. The black pleather keeps the overall shoe balanced. Too much lucite will send the wrong message and could be mistaken for a different kind of footwear, if you know what I mean!

As long as you keep it basic and sleek, you can’t go wrong with clear accessories. A little goes a long way and with this trend it’s safe to say less is more!

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The “It” Heel

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Target is one of my favorite places to shop, they always have interesting things you never expect to find. Well, when I saw a preview of the Prabal Gurung line that was going to be featured, I knew I had to have these heels! They are inspired by a ghilley, an Irish dance shoe. They are chic, trendy, and modern; a perfect finishing touch to any ensemble! Right now they are on clearance for 27$, so grab your own pair quick! They’re sure to be your go-to heels this spring and summer.

Stock up for Spring

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In a few months, spring will be finally be here! That means it’s time to start stocking up for the that cute spring wardrobe and looking forward to wearing heels without chancing a run-in with a snow bank.

Right now, stores are starting to slowly break out their spring stock, so it’s a great time to grab the trendiest new footwear before it’s too late! I finally found the ankle strap sandals I’ve been searching for in both black and nude for 20$ each at Rainbow. I Definitely couldn’t leave the store without buying both pairs.

If you’re on the hunt for bargains, places like T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s currently have great holiday heels for super low prices (I got the Nine West glitter heels above for 15!). Same with Charlotte Russe, their stock is always changing especially after the holidays so check out their clearance footwear, most of it is $10, like the gold capped pumps above!

Or take advantage of the winter weather and order those must-have heels you found online from China with free shipping! They’ll get here just in time for those warm spring days to come and for an unbeatable price you just can’t resist.

“Reboot” your Wardrobe

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We all have old or bland items in our wardrobes that could use a little something more. Well, after I found these boots while on vacation in Key West for only $10, I knew I could easily personalize and update them! I made a quick trip to Joann Fabrics and headed toward the trim aisle. I then found 2 different fringe trims and black studs that I was instantly drawn to. After coupons the trims came to about $3! I used a combo of fabric glue and super glue I already had and attached the fringe and studs. I liked the boots before, but after I “rebooted” them, I LOVED them! So next time you clean out your closet, consider personalizing some “oldies but goodies” before tossing them, you’d be surprised what inspiration can come from the craft store!

So ColorFALL

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This fall/winter I’ve decided to try and wear bright colors as opposed to the typical dark depressing tones associated with the cold. So, I came up with this very cute, jcrew-ish outfit! The sweater is one of my favorite colors, chartreuse, and was only 13$ at Forever 21! From there, I paired it with casual boyfriend fit pants I thrifted, and my “librarian” herringbone bow heels! I topped it off with my very bright floral and pearl necklace as well as a pearl Betsey Johnson bracelet and earrings!

I suggest everyone try to incorporate a little bit of color into their outfits! The best way is through accessories like shoes, belts, and jewels. Definitely invest in something bright you know you can wear year round (mine is this necklace) and you’ll probably find that it can transform any basic outfit into a fabulous one!