Trend Spotting: Clear Accents

Be transparent with see-through accessories.

By: Michelle Thomas

Sometimes, after several seasons of the in-your-face trends (baroque, neon, statement jewels, studded EVERYTHING), the proverbial fashion pendulum naturally swings back in a more subtle direction. Spotted on the spring runways of everyone from Chanel to Givenchy to Valentino to Gucci, chunky Lucite and transparent plastic paneling have officially taken the top spot as the accessory du jour. Don’t get us wrong: We still love a gleaming gold cuff or a shockingly bright bag, but the understated yet somehow dramatic nature of these airy pieces is definitely winning us over. Click through the slideshow to see 28 of our most coveted see-through accessories.