Show off a little skin this summer with the shoe trend that's loud and clear.

We're loving the storm of innovative lucite heels and PVC shoes from designers like Stella McCartney (#4) and Sophia Webster (#3). From platforms to pointed-toes, it's surprising what a little plastic can do.

1. Deandri Charlie Cutout Oxford, $150

2. Toga Leather, PVC and Snake-Effect Pumps, $406

3. Sophia Webster Daria Leather and PVC Slingbacks, $395

4. Stella McCartney Valerie Wedge Sandal, $1,343

5. Givenchy Wooden Runway Heel, $1,250

6. Alexander Wang Glow in the Dark Agata Sandal, $725

7. Loeffler Randal Heddie Lucite Heel Sandal, $325


Lily Ko (lily7x7 studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.