For today’s post, I’m giving you some ideas on how to style clutches for different occasions, from running an errand (only time I can usually justify taking a clutch with me) to holing up in a coffee shop with a book (I have fantasies of being caught up on work enough to do this…) to attending an event. You decide which outfit is which, because to be honest, I’ve never been good at figuring out what’s appropriate when.
Outfit #1: Aqua Wristlet Clutch / Berry Print Dress / Coral Heels / Ivory Earrings
Outfit #2: Pleated Clutch / Lace Trim Top / Jeans / Ballet Pumps
Outfit #3: Birds Clutch / Jersey Dress / Aqua Belt / Ballet Pumps
If you’ve been following me for a while, you may have heard me talk about bags and my general attitude towards them, which can be summed up as: if it’s not big enough for my DSLR, I can’t justify getting it. If you’ve been here since 2013, you may have also been around for the time I took up sewing and tried to launch a clothing line — including envelope clutches. I made a number of them, and they’re one of my favorite things I got round to doing; they’re one of my priorities for when I have the chance to get back into it.
I’m a walking contradiction, I guess. But the thing is, I really like clutches. I love the way they look, I love how little they weigh, and I like that they mean you’re going somewhere just to be there, because you really can’t fit anything in there that you’d need to work, like a laptop or a camera. The few times I’ve used the clutches I have or had, I just felt so free.
I love the variety of clutches available at Shopbob; they range from wedding-appropriate to something you’d toss your makeup in and stash in a drawer. (I have a couple of those, on the smaller side.)
I discovered envelope clutches on Etsy and I’m mildly obsessed with them. Foldover clutches are super useful, too, and I have one that I, er, mostly use to store my meds, but I’ve also worn it out a couple of times. (That shop is no longer online, but I found a similar one for you.)
Sometimes I think about asking my mom to mail me some of the clutches I made, flaws and all, because they were pretty awesome. But for now, I’m happy to windowshop and keep using my massive Joules bag (which they don’t seem to have in navy blue on the website anymore; sadsies!) every single day.