PVC and plexiglass accessories have received a super-chic upgrade for the past few seasons by way of Chanel, Loewe, Maison Margiela, Dolce and Gabanna and Pierre Hardy runways. From a transparent tote bag to a lucite heel and no-secrets clutch, see-through accents give your look a playful and animated injection. But be warned: with great transparency comes even greater responsibility and an essential checklist of pros and cons. Read on if you intend to go clear this season.

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1. You learn the art of editing A transparent clutch ensures that only a fuss-free collection of your bare essentials be on display. Extra plus: you won’t be digging around thinking you’ve lost your iPhone every 10 minutes. 

2. No matchy? No worries Clear accessories mean you have the freedom to wear what you like without needing the pause for consideration about accessory-matching your outfit.

3. Rain-friendly Caught in a downpour? Plastic and PVC make for the perfect wet weather accoutrements for their don’t-worry-be-happy wearability.

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There’s nowhere to hide. Downsizing . Who doesn’t carry their entire life around in their handbag? A quick glance into mine right now reveals a suite of beauty products, a tennis ball (don’t ask) and enough bobby pins to unpick a bank safe. A transparent clutch or tote means you need to be on your A-game when it comes to your bag content. Stick with a slim card wallet (coins are for basics darling), phone and lipstick. Less is more in transparent town.