The PVC Trend Is Here to Stay — Here's Why You Shouldn't Fear It
You're not alone if you think wearing PVC will make you feel like you're in a raincoat — even when it's sunny. But the translucent take on vinyl — often treated with prints and dyes to make a statement piece even more eye-catching — is here to stay. Chanel's Spring 2018 runway was covered in plastic, most notably the shoes and bags, and there are plenty of style stars wearing clear Miu Miu and Calvin Klein coats on the street.
If you think throwing the material over your entire outfit feels like a little much, we recommend starting with a sleek boot or a see-through clutch. Ahead, we're introducing you to the trend slowly, offering simplistic styling advice at first, and later, more extreme. Read on to familiarize yourself with PVC, then shop some fantastic items to add to your wardrobe.
Start with a statement clutch — especially one with a pretty finished trim or colorway.
Match your accessories in the same see-through material.
Try tucking a sleek turtleneck into a pair of high-waisted trousers.
Slitted PVC pants allow you to draw just as much attention to your shoes if you wish.
Work your PVC boots with a flattering, structured dress that stops above the knee.
Swap your leather leggings or skinnies for the PVC pant.
Rock it with a simple white tee and jeans to keep things more muted underneath.
Add ladylike slingbacks to bring balance to your outfit.
Belt your coat to keep things polished, and accent with dark accessories.
Coordinate your statement coat with a shoe that's just as noticeable.
A lucite block heel complements the translucent look quite nicely.
Supersize the effect by wearing your PVC coat with tall boots.
Starting with tweed and pearls achieves "the Chanel effect" and adds sophistication.
Go for the full effect when you style your plaid PVC trench with over-the-knee boots to match.
Miu Miu Grosgrain-Trimmed Coat
Miu Miu Grosgrain-trimmed Pvc Trench Coat - White ($1,233, originally $2,055)
Forever 21 Clear Turn Lock Clutch & Pouch
Forever 21 Clear Turn Lock Clutch & Pouch ($13, originally $18)
Maison Margiela Layered Floral Lace & PVC Skirt
Maison Margiela Layered Floral Lace & Pvc Skirt ($639, originally $1,066)
Gianvito Rossi Plexi 85 PVC Mules
Calvin Klein Double-Breasted PVC Coat
Calvin Klein Double-breasted Layered Pvc And Plaid Wool Coat - Gray ($1,848, originally $3,695)
Jeffrey Campbell x Free People Citizen Vinyl Boot
Aquazzura Temptation Patent Leather PVC Sandals
Ellery Sipsi Kick-Flare Patent Trousers
Building Block Multicolor Cylinder Sling Bag
Building Block Multicolor Cylinder Sling Bag ($267, originally $310)