I’ve always felt that an evening clutch was not really a necessity. We don’t use it every day and it doesn’t it all that much. That said, every now and then I would find that I had a wedding to attend or a fancier dinner to go to and I just didn’t have the right bag. I had fallen in love with this Alexander McQueen clutch years ago and could not justify such a crazy purchase for something I would get such little use out of… Well, after a couple of years and many moments when I wished I had the bag I finally took the plunge. The truth is, we do need an evening clutch. We may only wear it a handful of times a year but if you buy something you love that can withstand the test of time – you can wear it for years and years, furthermore there are so many incredible clutches that are really inexpensive. Also, now that I have the bag I am using it so much more than I ever thought I would. Why carry a huge day bag on an evening out with friends or a romantic dinner with the hubby when I have my beautiful petit clutch? All I need for the evening is my phone, some cash, credit card, ID, keys and perhaps a lipstick or powder… PS – I have to say, whenever I’m attending a wedding, I also throw in some safety pins and double sided tape – it takes up no room and I’m amazed at how often a frazzled bridesmaid will find my table and ask: “you’re a stylist, right? the bride is having a fashion emergency in the bathroom!” My husband may not thrilled that he now has to carry his own wallet and phone but I’m happy to give my poor shoulder the night off! The key to finding the perfect clutch is to consider your personal needs and likes. If you want to be practical go for something metallic (gold or silver), black or sparkly that can go with pretty much everything everything. If you want something a bit more special go for a pop of color or something a bit quirkier or edgier that’s not particularly practical but certainly makes a statement (I find that my Alexander McQueen bag is so crazy it actually makes me want to find reasons to carry it). Check out some of my favorite clutches that will come in on the clutch for all your evening accessory needs!
Some properly quirky bags that I can’t help but love!
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