Lucite is just a fancy word for plastic, so don’t get all panicked like I am taking some gibberish fashion talk. If you are anything like me, you drooled a bit when you first spotted the re-emergence of the trend. No longer reserved for the stripper heel, and in much more sophisticated forms like the architectural heels on the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M booties, to the Reece Hudson clutches, it has morphed into matter much more elegant and upscale. As you know by now though, buying these designer options would just be oh so easy, and oh so not my style, so soon after I was struck with love, I began digging around the internet for vintage originals and found plenty to choose from.
Below is a bunch of my favorites, ranging in price yet all affordable in comparison with the new. What I love most about the trend is that you can make it your own, pairing a lucite clutch with anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a ballgown, or keeping the trend to costume jewelry pieces. The versatility of the look is endless and the chicness unparalleled.
Clockwise from top left: Vintage Necklace (find it here); Vintage geometric bangle (find it here); Vintage cat eye sunglasses (find them here); Vintage confetti compact (find it here); Vintage mechanical watch (find it here); Vintage gold flecked purse (find here); Vintage lattice work handhang (find here); Vintage sunglasses (find here); Vintage art deco gold and lucite box purse (find here).
There you have it, some of my most beloved. Yet there is a lot more where that came from, so if you fancy the look try a simple search on ebay or etsy for lucite and see all the awesome goodies that pop up, even looking at how creative some designer got with it is a lot of fun.