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Lily James brought a completely slick twist to the matching sets in Milan. The ‘Pam and Tommy’ star has arrived in Italy’s fashion capital in a bold new look, courtesy of stylist Rebeca Corbin-Murray.
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As captured on Corbin-Murray’s Instagram page, James posed on a balcony in a pale pistachio green bra top and skirt by Herve Leger. Designed by Christian Juul Nielsen, her crop top featured spaghetti straps and a square neckline, as well as slim cutouts at the front and sides. Matching James’ top were the brand’s fitted basic bandage skirt, reimagined in a midi length, and matching long gloves. A chunky Leda Madera necklace finished the look with a touch of glamour.
For an extra touch of elegance, James strapped on a pair of PVC sandals. Designed by Gianvito Rossi, the $775 Metropolis style featured leather soles and clear angular straps in a rosy beige tone, which created a “bare shoe” effect on the “Downton Abbey” actress. 4.1 inch stiletto heels completed the style with a smooth, sultry edge. The style’s nude hue allowed James’ outfit to take center stage by contrasting two pastel tones.
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PVC heels like James’s can be worn with any outfit, thanks to their sheer or see-through upper. Styles with stiletto heels and shiny uppers create a smooth, elongated silhouette, in tandem with the “bare shoe” style trick – using as little material or opaque textures as possible to make the uppers non-existent. Brands like Steve Madden, Kurt Geiger and Cult Gaia have continued the movement with new styles in the latest collections. In recent weeks, stars like Maude Apatow, Kim Kardashian and Shay Mitchell have also worn barely there heels from Saint Laurent, Yeezy and Chanel in addition to James.
James often opts for glamorous styles on and off the red carpet. The British star can be seen in jewel-toned and metallic sandals, slingback and platform pumps from Versace, Vivienne Westwood and Jimmy Choo on the red carpet. Outside of work, James’ shoes are equally whimsical and chic, thanks to plush Ugg slides, Chantelle slippers and chunky New Balance sneakers. In addition to wearing stylish shoes, James has been a Burberry fragrance ambassador for the past few years.
Check out James’ most glamorous looks in the gallery.
Give your next look an elegant edge with transparent heels.
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To buy: Studio Claire sandals in black suede, $268.
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To buy: Kristal sandals by Stuart Weitzman, $450.
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To buy: Allegra K Clear Platform Sandals, $47 (was $50).
Launch gallery: Lily James’ glamorous moments over the years
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