New season, new bag, right? Spring may officially be here, but it’s still too cold to purchase – never mind think about actually wearing – all the SS19 pieces on my wish list, so now is the time for new-line bags to shine. And there’s a rather unlikely candidate vying for pole position at the moment: the see-through tote.
See-through accessories first appeared on my radar after Chanel’s SS18 models made a splash wearing clear plastic bags, hats and boots on the runway. And while the idea of having my feet on show for everyone to see never really appealed, the see-through bag piqued my curiosity.
A year later, this is a trend that seems to be setting the fashion agenda if street stylers at recent fashion weeks and retailers are anything to go by (which they most certainly are). From big-house designers like Prada, to bag-brand de jour, Staud, everyone is getting in on the act, with the high street leading the peep show charge, too.
For me, a 100 per cent see-through bag – with all my belongings clearly on display – feels a bit too far out of my comfort zone, so I’ll be playing it safe with a bag inside my clear bag. But if you’re brave enough to go crystal clear, there are plenty of options to choose from out there. Below are some of my current favourites to snap up.