Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ready For This Jelly?


Your cute new capri pants look twice as good with your sky high peep-toe wedges. And your super comfy maxi dress can go glam with your python T-strap Jimmy Choos.

But your achy arches beg for rubbah slippahs after a couple hours.

There is a middle ground between high fashion and foam flip-flops, though. Designer jellies are the perfect blend of high fashion and low maintenance. And this season, labels from Ralph Lauren to Fendi are stocking fantastic plastic shoes that are as comfortable as your rubber slippers, but with a lot more class and sass.

Put your feet first in a pair of these jammin’ jellies:

Keep things casual with a pair of Ralph Lauren’s Karly thong-style sandals (pictured in hot pink, right side), which retain that flip-flop feel but kick up the cool quotient a notch with skinny ankle straps and chic metallic accents.

Or try the Reva from Tory Burch (pictured in red, left side), a playful take on the classic ballet flat, available in an array of bright, juicy shades.

For laid back luxe, nab yourself the fabulous Fendi Jelly flat (pictured in yellow, at bottom), a peep-toe complete with turn-lock hardware in wear-with-anything clear, white, and black as well as vibrant pink and yellow hues.

Or go all out with Melissa Plastic Dreams, the Brazilian jellies brand that offers everything from T-strap Maryjane wedges (pictured in red, at top) and d’Orsay pumps (pictured in purple, top right) to amazing Vivienne Westwood-designed slingbacks adorned with giant rubber hearts (pictured lower right).

See? Plastic makes perfect.

Designer jellies are available at: Ralph Lauren store, Ala Moana Center; Tory Burch at Nordstrom; Fendi boutique, Ala Moana Center; Melissa Plastic Dreams at Le Grand Marqet and Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center.

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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