Transparent outfits and accessories are something I have a love/hate relationship with. A clear handbag is certainly not my first choice when picking out a fashionable new item. Why expose all your private belongings to the world?! However, purchasing clear rain boots such as these, I would definitely take into consideration. See-through clothing may seem a bit explicit, but in some ways, you can make it work. Take a look at the sheer trend we're seeing a lot of for 2011 fashion. Sheer fabric is all over the runway, whether it be on the smallest detail or the most extravagant gown. These are examples of how wearing sheer is done in the right context. So, you can do the same with translucent accessories and clothing. Pair a clear caplet with a romantic black blouse and cigarette pants for a retro 50's inspired look. Take a peek below at my Yves Saint Laurent runway photo for inspiration. It is very easy to cheapen a transparent ensemble, so keep it simple and chic. For those warmer days, a clear beach tote such as this one by Trina Turk will make a day at the pool, a glamorous event. Or, try a translucent umbrella and turn a rainy day, into a fashionable one. I LOVE this umbrella from Urban Outfitters. Lucite jewelry is also something you can incorporate into your every day style, considering you can match it with almost anything. This look embraces the 60's mod trend. You can also channel this look by wearing clear framed sunglasses, such as the one's seen at Prada RTW collection from 2010. The return of this trend is actually refreshing for 2011 and in all honesty, kind of fun.
Yves Saint Laurent, Alexis Mabille, Chanel