You can never go wrong with classic clutch handbags for day and evening clutch handbags for when the sun goes down and you’ve got a special date or event ahead of you. Face it, if you are like many woman (me included) you’re going to need a few items to get you through the day and/or night. My list contains five simple items:
Lipstick for luscious lips.
Rouge for an instant rosy glow.
Perfume for nights spent dancing and (sweating if the dance floor is tight.)
Dental floss for the stray peppercorn that inevitably nestles itself in a conspicuous spot.
Cash and a debit card for emergencies, like seeing the most amazing green scarf as you stroll by the shops on the way to dinner.
Once you've made your list of must-haves to take along with you, it’s time to start looking at clutches. If you plan on going from day to night with the same bag, it is important to choose one that is a subtle shade or even a neutral matte metallic like Inge Christopher’s art deco inspired Milan Medium Clutch. It has just enough shine to work for evening, and is subtle enough for day.
What’s in your clutch?
The color purple is a 2010 staple in fashion conscience wardrobes around the globe. From plum to lavender, mock croc to patent leather, clutch designers are getting in on the purple craze this summer.
We decided to bring give you some yummy purple clutches from around the web. These clutches can go from day to evening with ease. With room enough for just the essentials, you can travel light and find what you need without digging to the bottom like with a big bag. What are you carrying or wearing that's purple this season?
The Greta G Kiss Lock Clutch is from Inge Christopher in purple. Provides multiple slots for cards and cash and works as a wallet or an evening clutch.
Vegan and animal friendly, the very purple Schandra Faux Alligator Clutch doubles as shoulder bag with a handy silver chain.
Rich purple, detailed pleating and extra soft lambskin make the Jalda Kona Clutch luxurious.
The big trend to hit pursedom for the 2010 summer season is flowers. Large centered flowers, offset small flowers, flower clusters, all over flowers, silk flowers, painted flowers--everything’s coming up flowers. We chose a few of our favorite flower bags to help you bring a little flower power to your life.
Mary Frances Shaffer has been decking out handbags for over 20 years and is a leader in the fashion accessory world. She took the flower trend to heart and created this dressed-up denim clutch with an over-sized flower, sparkly sequins and beads placed on a delicate frame.
This Hetloo hobo is no slacker: it's a luxurious pigskin bag encased in gold diamond dust and encrusted with multi-color crystals and paillettes (French for small shiny objects applied in clusters as decorative trimming). The result? A variable butterfly garden you can carry with you. Small, black pom poms encircle the bag entirely for an edgy look.
World famous illustrator and designer Jordi Labanda surrounds his archetypal woman in flowers galore on the suede Sophis tote. This sculpted bag is debossed (the design is heat-pressed into the material which creates depressions) as opposed to embossed where the actual design is raised.