In the world of lady fashion, accessories occupy a huge real estate. You’ve often heard the saying that an accessory can make or break an outfit and this holds true even as fashion evolves. Accessories have long been dear to women from handbags, Clutches, jewelry and even shoes. Women love to use accessories to spruce up an outfit and even dress down an outfit when the need arises. Clutches are one of the more high-class accessories that are used more by more mature women. They have a certain sophistication and class to them. A good clutch does wonders for a woman’s confidence. At least I know that’s true for me. This last Friday being black Friday, there were a lot of fancy clutches in different styles, shapes, and sizes available at a discount in select stores like Zara and Mango and it was quite entertaining watching women grab them up! If you’re up for it, it’s ideal to have different clutches for different occasions. A good oversized Clutch to pair with a nice jumpsuit, or a smaller luxe clutch for fancier occasions. If you’re not sure where to start you can start by getting two clutches, one for the daytime and one nighttime clutch.
The day clutch plays the same role as a crossbody bag but appears a little more sophisticated. The day clutch will serve perfectly as a bag to take to brunch or a weekend barbecue. For the day clutch, you’ll just want something that’s casual and easy to grab on-the-go and plain so you can customize it without it looking like it’s too much or like you’re trying too hard. An oversized clutch is usually great as a day clutch.
The evening clutch is just like the day clutch but designed more for an evening look. You can a have a little more fun with the evening clutch by getting some shinier like with sequins or glitter. They scream I’m here to party and have fun and pair well with a little black dress. For going out at night, ladies don’t need the inconvenience of a big handbag that’s used during the day but at the same time, they want a bag that’s small and fashionable with enough space to contain their necessities like lipstick, wallet, phone, keys and a few others. So when next you’re planning a night out, in addition to picking an outfit for a night out like the little black dress (LBD) or a simple jean, pants or cute blouse, also pick out a clutch.
Shopping for a Clutch
It’s easy to have doubts about your wardrobe when you don’t shop with intention. Keep in mind the signature pieces you need such as leather boots, a great handbag, a nice coat and if you love clutches you can add that too. A good clutch is one you can use for a long time, and so your focus should be on buying a clutch you really like and find comfortable. If it’s your first clutch, you should buy something simple and save the experimentation for later on except you like to take risks which is also fun. Buy what makes you feel confident
Mini Bags vs Clutches
One of the biggest summer trends this year is hands-down the mini bag. Known for being the cute, shrunken counterpart to the girl on-the-move, these tiny bags have become a major staple in many of our favorite A-listers’ arsenals. These itty-bitty bags provide a flare of whimsy and fun to any outfit — and pack a bigger fashion-forward punch than you might think. It’s really a tough competition to the clutch. Whether you’re running errands, hitting the town, or everything in between, there is no occasion for which this micro accessory wouldn’t stand out. They are unbearably cute and can be styled in a plethora of ways. Clutches serve their purpose too so at the end of the say it all depends on your personal preference. Or you can choose to spoil yourself and get both!
The Quality of the Clutch
This should come as an obvious point. When looking to buy clutches, it’s always a great idea to go for a clutch with good quality. If you’ll be using your clutch quite frequently, it’s advisable to invest in it and get something with a good quality so it will last and not give in to wear and tear easily. Buy the best quality you can also because is a piece that you will be toting around to a slew of events and you don’t want to settle for anything less than amazing quality. An advantage of this is that most unique clutches are also of high quality.
Clutches elevate your look and that way you don’t look sloppy all the time. If you fear that your clutch will be too small, think of what’s in your handbag and what you carry with you every day and think how you can reduce it (a lot of it is junk you don’t need every day).
If you have the time, take an inventory of all the items in your most frequently used bag and go from there. You can also get bug clutches usually referred to as oversize clutches. If your handbag is usually heavy because of the type of things you carry around all day, you can get a clutch that has a small strap so on some days or some occasions you can bring out the strap and throw it over your shoulder. Your bag should be suited to bear the weight and size of your personal belongings. If you have to carry a lot of things daily like a computer than get a bag that will fit that need and save the clutch for weekends or evening outings. When getting an everyday bag make sure that the Bag Straps are strong enough to hang from your shoulders without sudden wear and tear. When you take these needs into consideration, then you find an elegant option that also fits the technical and functional requirements.