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Some colorways are inseparable from the sunshine; yellow, for example, which shines proudly in summer but can look out of place in winter. Today we’re inspecting a colorway which some would argue isn’t a colorway at all: transparent.

The trend for transparent apparel and accessories has taken off over recent seasons, with Spring/Summer collections by the likes of Stüssy and Dries Van Noten revolving around see-through centerpieces. We’re here for it because we love to layer and nothing says layering like a transparent garment.

Ranging from sheer tops by Bottega Veneta to classic shades by Oliver Peoples, you’ll see that the transparent trend goes from conservative to fully out-there, meaning there’s scope for all tastes and styles. Don’t fear the sheer.

Shop the best transparent clothing and accessories around right now.

Vans ComfyCush Slip-Skool

ComfyCush Slip-Skool

ComfyCush Slip-Skool

from $75

Vans

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Everyone loves Vans Old-Skools and this recent update is brimming with character. It’s difficult to reinvent a classic, but the Comfycush Slip-Skool adds modern flair to the retro favorite.

Master-Piece Liquid Sacoche Bag

Liquid Sacoche Bag

$65

Master-Piece

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A combination of black trims and transparent panels gives this Master-Piece bag serious impact. From a distance, this accessory appears like a frame but up close netted sections and transparent panels offer the perfect mini carry.

Oliver Peoples Transparent Frame Sunglasses

Transparent Frame Sunglasses

Transparent Frame Sunglasses

$182

Oliver Peoples

Free Domestic Shipping

Free Domestic Shipping

Buy at The Webster

Famously favored by Patrick Bateman, Legendary eyewear label Oliver Peoples weighs in on the transparent trend with a typically classic frame complete with logo-embossed metal arms.

BREDA Play Watch

Play Watch

Play Watch

$100

Breda

Buy at Breda

A relative newcomer to the world of watches, BREDA has already made a name for itself with a selection of classic and modern watches. The newest of the bunch, Play, features a pared-back face as well as a transparent strap crafted from hard-wearing recycled thermoplastic polyurethane.

Off-White™ Printed Detail Folding Coat

Printed Detail Folding Coat

from $790

Off-White™

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

This pullover jacket from Off-White™ is constructed with an oversized kangaroo pocket to the front which makes an instant visual impact. Three black logos to the center of the chest round off this minimal but impactful style.

Vetements Transparent Hooded Raincoat

Transparent Hooded Raincoat

from $925

Vetements

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Another famous favorite of Patrick Bateman — though we’re not sure that his was Vêtements — this transparent overcoat will keep the showers at bay while ensuring that your outfit remains on show.

Marine Serre Logo-Print PVC Bag

Logo-Print PVC Bag

Logo-Print PVC Bag

$82

Marine Serre

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Marine Serre presents one of the season’s best totes in the form of a Logo-Print PVC piece. Punctuated by ‘Manic Soul Machine’ text to the side, this transparent accessory also features an opaque inner bag so your belongings aren’t on display.

Bottega Veneta Transparent Silk Knit Turtleneck Sweater

Transparent Silk Knit Turtleneck Sweater

Transparent Silk Knit Turtleneck Sweater

$980

Bottega Veneta

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Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

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Elegant and almost hypnotizingly ethereal, this Bottega Veneta silk knit turtleneck is a great place to begin your expertly-layered fits.

Rhude x Thierry Lasry Rhodeo Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses

Rhodeo Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses

Rhodeo Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses

$490

Rhude x Thierry Lasry

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Free Delivery On All Orders

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Rhude teams up with Thierry Lasry on this pair of slightly curved square-frame sunglasses. A bold acetate frame houses blue-tinted lenses for a cool summer statement.

Dior B23 Oblique High-Top Sneakers

B23 Oblique High-Top Sneakers

B23 Oblique High-Top Sneakers

$1100

Dior

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Dior updates a retro, universally loved silhouette and the outcome is one of the most covetable luxury shoes in recent memory. This time the B23 Oblique High-Top features a subtle transparent twist.

adidas Skateboarding Superstar 80s by Blondey

Superstar 80s by Blondey

Superstar 80s by Blondey

$180

adidas Skateboarding

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This pair of transparent Superstars comes courtesy of adidas Skateboarding and Blondey Mccoy who teamed up in 2019 to striking effect.

Maison Margiela 11 Logo Tote Bag

11 Logo Tote Bag

11 Logo Tote Bag

$265

Maison Margiela

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Free Shipping On Orders Over $250

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Margiela offers a new lease of luxury life to the humble plastic shopper with the 11 Tote Bag. Finished with Margiela’s numbered logo to the front, this transparent piece will certainly turn heads.

Monies Chicago Ring

Chicago Ring

Chicago Ring

$95

Monies

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Supplement your gold and silver jewelry with this transparent ring from Monies. Not only will this piece catch attention, but it also brings out the best in the surrounding accessories, too. It’s a win-win.

Acne Studios Transparent Trail Sneakers

Transparent Trail Sneakers

$450

Acne Studios

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Acne Studios entered the season with one of our favorite original footwear designs. The Trail Sneaker gets the transparent treatment here, perfect for all of us who take pride in our sock collection.

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