26 March 2013 by

Shopping Fix: Everyone's Wearing Clear Clutches And See-Through Shoppers

They were all over the catwalks for spring summer 2013, and where the runways lead, the A-list are sure to follow in quick succession – case in point, clear clutches and bags!

Valentino and Simone Rocha led the way last year when they showed their summer collections – Rocha went for intricate laser cute mini-shoppers in ultra-bright neon, while Valentino treated us to structured mini-clutches with plastic chain handles and signature Valentino studded trim.

Then came the celebrity following – super-stylish Solange Knowles led the way with her Union Jack and fluro orange version, Mad Men actress Elisabeth Moss went ultra-luxe with her leather and spider clasp hard-case clutch, while most recently Bella Thorne treated us to her sunglasses-worthy bright yellow shoulder bag at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards last weekend.

Transparent Trend: The Rules

1. For eveningwear, chose a hard-shell mini clutch and pack light – a hard-working debit card, chewing gum, house keys and iPhone is all we need!

2. Daytime is a whole other ballgame – we pack ours to the max, but pop a textured clutch in there for our valuables and got-to-keep-private carry-on items!

3. These bags aren’t just warm weather favourites – to make them work hard, pop a leather dark wallet or clutch inside for winter months, then replace with a raffia or 3D floral clutch come summertime to transform it into a wallet-friendly whole new bag!

Shop Our Picks

From left: Clutch with gold inner bag £460 3.1 Phillip Lim, Orange scallop edge tote £1115 Dolce & Gabbana, Green shopper £19.99 New Look

Apple shaped bag with chain strap £425 Lena Erziak, Hard clutch with leopard lining £595 Charlotte Olympia


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