Lucite clutches are (clearly) having a major moment in the spotlight — all you have to do is zoom in on the red carpet for further proof. First spotted on the Spring '13 runways at Gucci and Chanel, these Lucite handhelds have made their way to the Hollywood circuit, and with that comes even more inspired ways to wear them. Solange Knowles is the proud owner of not one, but two styles, while Sophia Bush and Olivia Palermo have both sported brighter neon versions. Step inside to get a closer look at how the stars are styling their Lucite clutches and score your own.
Plus, you can shop our editors' (other) clear-bag picks directly from the ultimate Spring '13 bag guide.
Just days after after announcing her new clothing line, Alessandra Ambrosio was spotted looking bright as ever while grabbing lunch in Brentwood. She gave her laid-back style a major jolt with this Michael Michael Kors green sweater ($206), then tempered it via a white scarf and these Citizens of Humanity lightwash skinny jeans ($218). Then here's where things got really exciting for us: the model completed her outfit with Rag & Bone's tan Harrow booties ($495) and a matching CC Skye black and tan studded bag. In doing so, she reminded us how much we dig green with tan — it's a fresh color combo that will liven your Winter wardrobe and take you all the way through Spring. If you love Alessandra's latest look as much as we do, score her exact sweater and booties to work into your everyday style. We recommend sporting the sweater with jeans and trousers now, then throwing it over your shoulders with a tank and shorts come Spring.
Ashley Tisdale went boho chic in a ruched little black dress and embroidered anorak while shopping with her mom in Beverly Hills. The starlet styled her low-key look with aztec-print Cobra Society boots ($592, originally $845), a leather and tassel CC Skye crossbody ($550), and oversize shades to create a flawless Fall-friendly look. From daytime dresses to layered looks, Ashley's on-trend ankle boots will instantly jazz up any ensemble. Score her exact boots — on sale! — to pair with distressed denim and a chunky knit sweater for Fall, then work them with a flirty maxi when temperatures heat up; the possibilities are endless.
Nikki Reed got into the holiday spirit working a dark green Rachel Zoe riding coat ($347, originally $495) with AG Adriano Goldschmied ankle-zip denim ($225) while arriving at LAX airport. The actress layered her jacket over a striped Pencey tee, then topped her travel look with black Western ankle boots, a black CC Skye messenger bag ($695), and a brown fedora. Score Nikki's exact blazer, denim, and bag to pair with a striped top and ankle boots to mimic her cozy style or layer her cheery coat over a black sequin dress for cocktails with the girls.
Jenna Dewan is not one to shy away from color, as we noticed in her hot-pink Alice + Olivia trousers, and now the brunette beauty is showing us yet another way to rock colored denim. While landing at LAX airport with hubby Channing Tatum, Jenna styled her Joe's parakeet skinnies with a striped long-sleeve top, tan suede booties, and a black cardigan, then upped the cool factor with a fringe CC Skye hobo. Score this look by pairing bright-hued bottoms with a striped tee, black cardigan, and your favorite ankle booties at the airport and beyond.
While shopping at Opening Ceremony in West Hollywood, Whitney Port was bold enough to play up two differing patterns. She took her flirty vintage polka-dot frock to a preppy-chic level with a plaid Rag & Bone blazer and tasseled Sartore loafers. Then she added a much-needed pop of color via red-orange nails and a CC Skye bag. This outfit is the perfect combination of dainty and daring, and we love that each statement piece can be used to create a whole new look. For an even funkier vibe, throw in a pop of leopard via shoes or a bag, or for a more sophisticated feel, try a striped button-up with your plaid blazer, finished with high-waisted denim.
Solange Knowles struck an electric pose at a Tiffany celebration in NYC. She wasn't afraid to pair her citrus Christopher Kane frock (also available in hot pink) with multicolor Fendi sandals and a vibrant CC Skye clutch. Solange kept her makeup minimal but opted for a few statement rings and wide gold cuff. Keep this look in mind for a Spring or Summer soiree, or for a more casual approach, swap the neon frock for skinnies in the same hue, a white tee, and a jean jacket. Top the look off with a statement necklace and a messy bun to turn heads wherever you go.
These masters of boho cool prove that all you really need to carry the look is a fabulous, fringed bag. Echoing the fringed looks we saw coming down the runway at Matthew Williamson's Spring '11 show or Isabel Marant's Fall '11 collection, the fringed satchel makes getting the style that much easier. Just throw it over your shoulder, à la Halle Berry, Rachel Zoe, or Kristin Cavallari, or carry it on a crossbody, as Olivia Wilde does. However you choose to wear it — even on a clutch — the resulting look is effortlessly boheme, carefree, and utterly cool for Summer right into Fall. Shop our editors' picks below to get the look.
Halle Berry channeled her inner Cali girl while out and about in Beverly Hills. She sported a sassy Summer look with neutral colors and lots of texture — eggplant tank, dark distressed shorts, and a fringe CC Skye bag. She shielded herself from the Summer sun with a gray military cap and Dita aviators, while her embellished Girl Two Doors Down flip-flops showed off her pretty pedicure. Shop our editor's picks now to get Halle's downtown look.