Recently the fashion world has ditched their oversized boho bags, pint-sized minaudieres, and ever practical canvas totes for a sleek rectangular piece of arm candy. Not only does it serve it's storage function, it doubles up as a major style statement. It is also a celebrities' favorite when it comes to choosing the perfect accessory that would make heads turn.
Enter the Clutch.
This coveted bag has made its impact on the fashion world, springing up from collections in the recent S/S, F/W and Resort seasons. But with its practical yet stylish qualities, no wonder that it is the It-bag of the moment! A clutch is small enough to be carried with one hand yet it can contain all your essentials, from the emergency compact to your cellphone or even just a book for leisure reading. The size also indirectly forces you to bring out only what's important! Let's not forget that it makes a total statement piece. With it's simple rectangular design, it is both elegant and chic in a restrained, minimalist kind of way. But of course, there are also eye-catching ones for those who want to make a statement. Labels like Charlotte Olympia, Olympia Le-Tan and Lulu Guinness are famous because of their whimsical and quirky designs : Olympia Le-Tan has her signature book clutches and Lulu Guinness her trademark bright pink and red lip ones.
The thing about clutches is that it is one of the only bags that can bring you from day to night without committing a serious fashion faux pas or looking terribly out of place. Smart enough for a day at work and stylish enough for a girls' night out, a clutch adds a touch of glamour and edge as well as a much-needed pop of colour (if any) to every outfit. Clutches also work their magic in the details, think exquisite beadwork, lush prints and vibrant hues splashed across. Whether you are a maximalist heavyweight or a minimalist junkie, the clutch is definitely a must-have for everyone. Here are my fave clutches of the season that are worth coveting now :
From right to left :
- Olympia Le-Tan The Lure of Long Beach embroidered clutch
- Anya Hindmarch Domino Rayskin And Leather Rigid Clutch
- Saint Laurent clutch in blue leather
- Chloé Amelia leather clutch
- Anya Hindmarch Valorie glitter-finished leather clutch
- Jason Wu Bow Clutch
- Lucky Brand Hard Clutch
- Oscar de la Renta Sequins Cara Vanity Case Clutch
- Lulu Guinness Lips Snake Clutch
- Marchesa beaded clutch
- Charlotte Olympia Perfume Bottle Clutch in Pink
- Charlotte Olympia Royal Pandora Perspex clutch
- Alexander McQueen Britannia Skull Box Clutch in Dark Cherry
- Chanel Lego Clutch
What do you think about these clutches?