October 9, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: bRs
The Clutch Trend: Choosing the Right Style For You
Clutches, clutches everywhere! As you may have already noticed, the latest handbag trend is clutches for everyday use. Yep, that’s right. Clutches are no longer an after-dark-only accessory. The new clutches are big enough to hold your essentials and then some. They are perfect for when you don’t want to lug around a large handbag. Running a quick errand? Just grab your clutch and go. Everything you’ll need will be right there at your fingertips. But even if you still want to carry your regular handbag around, you can still get use out of a clutch during the day. Simply replace you wallet with an appropriately-sized clutch and toss it inside your bag. Then if you decide to go out after work, all you have to do is pull your clutch out and you’re ready to go! Nothing says versatility more than the word “clutch”. So make sure to invest in a good one (or two, or three) this year. The convenience that they offer will be well worth it!
So you’ve decided to pick out a new clutch for Fall. However, with such a large selection out there, it may be difficult to find the right clutch for you. But don’t worry because I did a little bit of the legwork for you. Below you will see some of this season’s hottest styles and what use they are best suited for.
The Foley + Corinna Glazed City Clutch
Perfect For: Someone wanting an all-in-one style.
What do I love most about the City Clutch (besides the gorgeous new colors for Fall)? The fact that it is both a shoulder bag and a clutch! You can wearing it like a regular handbag during the day. Then, when it’s time to hit the nightlife, simply detach the shoulder strap and fold to top over. Now you have a clutch! And the best part is, everything inside the bag still goes with you!
Retails for $444.
Find it at: shopbop.com
Cynthia Rowley Ginny Croco Oversized Clutch
Perfect For: Replacing your everyday handbag
Why use a regular handbag when all your stuff fits neatly inside an oversized magazine clutch? Take it with you to work, to school, on shopping trips, and out to the bars! Because the Ginny Oversized Clutch is not too dressy, nor is it too casual, it can go all these places and more!
Retails for $298.
Find it at: shopbop.com
Abas Emma – Valet Croc Embossed Clutch Wallet
Perfect For: Doubling as a wallet
Recently featured in another blog post of mine, the Emma Clutch Wallet offers a great place to keep all your credit cards, cash, and receipts. Use it as a wallet, inside your everyday handbag. And when the time comes for a quick errand or a night on the town, simply grab the Emma Clutch Wallet and leave your handbag behind. And the best part is that it doesn’t look like you’re carrying around your wallet. The only thing other people see is a sleek and simple clutch.
Retails for $168.
Find it at: Nordstrom