It's clear: Lucite jewelry is here to stay

Sep 25, 2013

There have been a lot of unexpected trends in the accessories realm for fall, and Lucite is no exception.

According to Accessories Magazine, translucent jewelry has been around since the 1940s, but it has gone through a number of transformations since then. In fact, The Province reported that Gucci, Manolo Blahnik and Stella McCartney all incorporated the trend on their runways recently. Unlike the tacky 80s baubles that may come to mind, the clear pieces this season are quirky yet still surprisingly chic. Considering how popular sheer apparel has become lately, it's no wonder this trend is making a comeback. Still skeptical? Consider these ideas to sport see-through jewelry in a modern, unexpected way.

A sheer necklace makes a statement
A statement necklace never goes out of style - and with good reason. These pieces can take a drab ensemble to a whole new level, with no other accessories required. Consider a necklace with oversized clear Lucite beads over a high-neck patterned dress. The print will be reflected in the beads, creating a unique visual effect. You could also don a Lucite necklace with vibrant beads for a pop of color over a simple black or white blouse. The best part about a clear necklace is that it's understated, so feel free to layer it with other pieces as long as the beads aren't too large.

See-through style with a cuff
Chunky cuff bracelets are a major trend right now, but they can be too bold for some people. If you're too timid to don a daring piece like this, a Lucite one is the perfect compromise because it attracts less attention. The Yellow Orange Blue Lucite 3-Piece Set Wide Bangle Bracelets 8 1/2" to brighten up a dull outfit. Wear them individually or stack them all together to make a dramatic impact. These bangles can add a playful touch to a stuffy shift dress or a simple t-shirt and skinny jeans combo.

It's clear with a transparent ring
Don't forget about your fingers when you're rocking this retro trend. A Lucite ring in a vivid neon color looks almost futuristic, and pairs perfectly with a mod white dress or a colorblock miniskirt. Tie in the color of your ring with a pair of matching stud earrings, or even by donning a pair of pumps in the same hue.

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