How to do the plastic trend for SS18 without looking like a Barbie girl

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    To quote Aqua: ‘life in plastic, it’s fantastic’. And it certainly is for SS18, with the PVC trend having a moment with our favourite designers (Staud, Burberry, Chanel) and high street stores (Zara, Topshop, Mango).

    At London Fashion Week, it was a hit with the street style set too, with the Chanel see-through hat, Burberry rubberised trench coat and Staud Shirley bag being the items of choice this season.

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    But how do you nail this tricky micro trend in your average everyday life? Well, as with most trends, it’s more wearable if you’re subtly nodding to it.

    You might choose to accessorise a denim jumpsuit with some PVC boots or a clear handbag. Or give a tough edge to a feminine blouse by pairing it with vinyl trousers.

    Or perhaps the perfect finishing touch to a sharp suit is a clear trench coat, which you can also layer over your favourite coat to give it an instant update.

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    What you do want to avoid is going the full head-to-toe look, for fear of looking like Kim Kardashian circa 2015. Or to quote Aqua again, like a Barbie girl.

    Shop my top plastic picks below.

    Shop now: BURBERRY Belted rubberized PU trench coat for £1,495 from Net-A-Porter

    Shop now: VINYL TOTE WITH INTERIOR BAG for £29.99 from Zara

    Shop now: MR BY MAN REPELLER Crystal-embellished PVC and metallic textured-leather mules for £134 from The Outset

    Shop now: Vinyl Kick Flare Trousers for £39 from Topshop

    Shop now: Padded Pak’r Film for £85 from Eastpak

    Shop now: YEEZY Tubular clear over-the-knee boots for £390 from

    Shop now: MOSCOT LEMTOSH TT SE Opticals for £310 from MOSCOT

    Shop now: VALEXTRA Iside Medium raincoat for £115 from Matches Fashion

    Shop the latest Eastpak Accessories on the Marie Claire Edit.

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