In her weekly series, Michelle Yu snaps up her favourite pieces fit for your evolving work wardrobe. Push the limits (and break the rules!) when it comes to your office attire. Check back every Thursday for her latest style finds.
Think that translucent heels only go hand in hand with dollar bills and pole dancing? Think again. You can practically hear the crackle of a trend catalyst when even Lanvin, synonymous with high class Parisienne femininity, starts doling out the clear stuff via razor-sharp wedges on classic loafer shapes. Though more commonly known by its many brand names—Lucite, Perspex, PlexiGlas—this see-through acrylic that's popped up on major runways such as Valentino and Michael Kors is here to stay for a dance or two. A close cousin of the current PVC trend, also of the Clear Plastics family, clear acrylic exudes cool futuristic-chic in high shapes and monochromatic palettes, or acts as a fresh update when it simply replaces the heel portion of a basic pump. Your safest bet for the office? A clean, pointed pump with a clear plastic heel.
Senso black leather pointed d'Orsay pump with clear sides and heel, $179, lorisshoes.com.