Clear perspex heels are in for fall 2020 fashion. You may remember the craze for clear lucite heels back in 2018. This year the artificial transparency has moved from block heels to feminine sandals with perspex design elements.
What is perspex
Perspex is a form of acrylic that can be formed into sheets that are flexible enough to use as a fashion material. It has a high gloss, transparent surface much like it’s plastic cousin. You may have heard of it more in its most dense form, plexiglass.
While it’s hard to imagine plexiglass being used for shoe material, perspex is actually comfortable enough. It has the texture of a heavy-duty vinyl or synthetic leather.
Being in the acrylic family, perspex does not breath. When the trend came in last fall for perspex boots, there were some challenges from the fashion industry with the air flow of style causing “fogging” on the inside of the shoes.
The good news is, when perspex shoes are open toe, these sandals dodge the breathability issue, making them much more wearer-friendly.
Examples of clear perspex heels
For this example of clear perspex heels, the lovely ladies of Ego Shoes were kind enough to gift me a few pairs to illustrate the trend. I selected styles that feature varying amounts of perspex on each style. As you scroll down, you’ll find black perspex heels as mules with a completely transparent upper. Other styles include a thong lace-up sandal with a perspex band and open toe sandals with just a small perspex detail.
For fast fashion trends, Ego Official shoes are always one of the first on the trend, with a few selections in the biggest fall fashion trends to choose from. I’ve worn their shoes a few times in the past if you’d like to check out more of this Australian brand’s styles.
Without further adieu, here are a few ways to wear them.
Wear mule black perspex heels casual
For the first look, I’ve styled a pair of black perspex mules with a casual, denim-on-denim look. The fun part of this style, the upper is totally transparent, so it gives your feet a look of balancing on a thin black heel.
It’s a sort of sexy take on the trend, reminiscent of black-line thigh highs and barely there style. Since the shoes are already so bare, they’re great to wear with more covered-up looks as well.
If you don’t feel like any shoe is right for your outfit, go for a 100% clear pair of perspex shoes. It’s like cinderella, only better.
Wear perspex heels dressed up
Perspex heels pair well with formal looks as well. For this second look, I’ve paired these perspex heels with a sheer, nude dress. The wide perspex band keeps the thong straps in place, making it more secure to walk in without being noticeable.
This is a great wear to wear barely-there thongs without the discomfort of narrow bands digging into your feet. This pair is lace-up, so you can wind them up your ankles for a little extra sex appeal. Lace them tight! As they slide down during the day, you might find yourself in a misfit accident.
The Dior saddle bag is an even bigger trend for fall 2020 (more on that coming soon). This outfit needed only a touch of luxury, so the saddle bag in white did the trick.
Where perspex as a subtle design element
In this last look the perspex is barely noticeable. These block-heeled Ego Official shoes have just a narrow strip of perspex at the toe band.
When you look closely, it’s a nice added touch of shine to your look. What I love about this pair is the comfort they add to the otherwise very narrow toe straps that could bite into your toes otherwise.
For this look, I have paired these square to perspex shoes with a white shirtdress. Appropriate for office or evening wear, this style is versatile and chic. Wear your hair back for in the office, and let it down for cocktails after.
Bonus tip: When wearing affordable fast fashion, pair it with luxury accessories to elevate the look. Also, try going tonal for a forgiving style that allows the eyes to see the overall picture rather than scrutinizing the details.
Want to try the trend? You can shop Ego Official for an array of new clear perspex heels on their site. Naizak approves. For more styling inspo, you can check out how celebrities like Kylie Jenner are wearing perspex heels on People Mag.
In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, all shoes were gifted from Ego Official, comments and musings are made of my own opinion and honest, personal experience with the products reviewed or mentioned. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!