THE RECRUDESCENCE OF THE JELLY SHOE
Surely most of you must have owned a pair of jelly shoes growing up? I don’t know about you, but at seven years old as far as I was concerned, my sparkly pink jelly shoes were the absolute hottest thing in footwear.
This looks almost exactly like the pair I had. They matched my pink denim jumper. Even at that tender age I was fashion conscious.
It would seem to me that there are quite a few designers who have are experiencing a bit of nostalgia for the classic PVC footwear. Either that or they are just trying their hand at a new trend, although it is not exactly new. If we know anything about trends by now it is: that which seemed lost can always be found……again, even 20+ years later.
This Stuart Weitzman pair is to me so reminiscent of the classic. It gets a sleek and streamlined design of course, along with some Swarovski embellishments. These are made in Spain, so as far as a luxury jelly shoe goes, these are about as classy as they come. I do remember the only drawback to my pretty pink jellies were after awhile they became very uncomfortable. I think I would put my trust in Stuart though. The man knows shoes!
This style is very wearable and would make for a great colour-blocking accessory with this years Summer brights. Think of pairing these with a turquoise sundress, or a black romper with a bright yellow bag. Either way these are very versatile.
These are just fun! By the way, I stumbled upon the most fortunate find. For those of you who like to coordinate certain shoes with your handbags, the matching fuchsia Michael Kors Hamilton tote is on sale at Saks right now for $167.15! That is the best price I have ever seen for a Hamilton tote.
This pair I love. They are so feminine and chic. I would wager to say that they are going to be pretty comfortable. The laser cuts give it so much detail, and the bow is the icing on the zeppole!
This is my favourite pair! They have that wonderful woven detail. This is pretty much the most sophisticated and modern take on jelly shoes I have ever seen. They also come in beige for the neutral lovers. This blue is more of a cornflower blue, which is a very hot shade among designers this year. I have been seeing a lot of cornflower blue accessories.
Did you ever own a pair of jelly shoes? Would you wear any of these new designs now?