Crystal Clear
The barely there spring trend for footwear and handbags.

It’s the absence of color that has taken the runway by storm this fashion season. The best footwear and handbag designers are using this crystal clear trend to project a mix of elegance and sophistication with stylish and innovative shapes and sizes. While slight hints of color are employed to make a shoe pop and handbags stand out, it is the lack of color that make these accessories a hit for spring. Not to mention, it offers a versatility that allows for easy pairings with almost anything in your closet.



This season shoes will have you floating in air, or at least look like it, according to top fashion houses like Givenchy. Footwear has long been a focus on the runway during fashion week, and this year was no exception. The runways were paved with a plethora of sky-high stilettos and eye popping pumps. But how exactly do you rock the crystal clear trend? That’s easy! Effortlessly shift from day to night with a sophisticated oxford, highlighting stylish cut outs and invisible side paneling, or take that little black dress to the next level sporting see through pumps with invisible straps from Michael Kors. Pair it with a clear tote from Fendi or translucent crystal-like clutch from Gucci.

Spring is all about simple handbag silhouettes without too many bells and whistles. Color transparent handbags from designers like Stella McCartney, still follow the trend while providing pops of color to your wardrobe. These bags also make a natural progression into summertime. If you’re not in the mood to clear out your pockets to add Gucci to you closet, don’t fret, affordable websites like Nastygal.com and Yesstyle.com are great ways to find fantastic pieces emphasizing the same trends and styles!