Jellies 2.0

1985 is calling; it wants its shoes back.  Jellies were a mainstay during that decade, crafted of PVC plastic that made your sweaty feet slip slide around.  Some pairs glittered, others blinded with their bright hues.  Some were actually fruit-scented. All were horribly uncomfortable, and ALL were ugly.

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For reasons unknown, Jellies have resurfaced in the last decade or so.  Last year, Tory Burch’s ubiquitous Reva Flat was given a Jelly update, as was the Bow Ballet Flat.

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This season, Tory went all jelly on the bit again, this time updating her various Thong sandals.

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Some turn to Jellies as an alternative to leather.  These vegan flats by Melissa are the most aesthetically pleasing Jelly I know of.

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Some might think that some trends are best left in the past.  To me, the Jelly Redux is akin to a bad cover remake of a bad song.  Something that was once bad, is still bad.  Let’s bid adieu to this trend once and for all!

 

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