As the sequins, leather, and lace dresses come out to play, so do their equally playful counterparts: statement clutches. Maybe it's that they look so damn good with leather gloves, but these fun bags and colder weather always go hand in hand for me (see what I did there?). And while we all have our trusty black clutch that we all love, why not consider some more eccentric options?
Like any typical New Yorker, I wear black. A lot of it. As in, my significant other's mother mentioned it. As Wednesday Addams once said, "I'll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color." Preach, girl. And not just winter — but year round. While it can get repetitive (blasphemy!) the best way to prevent your outfit from falling flat is adding some unexpected accessories, whether that be mixing materials, textures, and of course, colors. This is where statement clutches come in.
The clutch becomes my pivotal item for planning my outfit, much like my shoes. And for good reason — it holds my entire life! My lipstick, wallet, and phone all gotta go in there! So while funky shapes and sizes are always accepted, I do have a special love for ones that can fit everything I need in it. Move over, jewelry, the new statement to make this statement is the clutch.
Check out some seriously cool options below, for gifting, and for y'know, keeping. Oh, and don't feel bad about splurging — clutches will seriously last you a lifetime, if you take good care of them!
1. Hardware Is Everything
Rachel Comey Rider Handbag, $390, lagarconne.com
So while this does have a handle, it's tiny enough that you can just grip like a proper clutch! In love with the minimal hardware on this round beauty.
2. The Bold Pattern
Leopard Zip Folio, $149, markandgraham.com
Whether this lives in your work bag as your toiletry/make up holder, or comes out on its own as your clutch for the night, this folio definitely makes a statement.
3. For Bead Lovers
Tory Burch Adele Minaudière, $495, toryburch.com
This clutch is so effing cute, it actually hurts me. Tassels are huge right now, and this little purse certainly packs a punch.
4. For Graphic Enthusiasts
Kenzo Medium Pouch, $275, barneys.com
Optical illusion? Clutch? Both?
5. A Little Fringe Never Killed Anybody
Pierre Hardy Black Suede Alpha Fringed Clutch, $395, modaoperandi.com
Did I mention I love fringe? This chic black bag is simple enough to pair with any outfit.
6. When You're Feeling Some Type Of Way
Dogeared Hi Haters Pouch, $24, shopbop.com
Since lets be honest, you always are.
7. Boa, Anyone?
Inge Christopher Ragusa Minaudiere, $180, bluefly.com
Want to feel glam? This gold clutch is calling your name.
8. See-Through Magic
Nadia Gabriella Ella Clear Lucite Clutch, $250, runway2street.com
This clutch basically forces you to keep your items in order!
9. The Foldover
Clare V. Foldover Clutch $235, needsupply.com
Winter whites? Check.
10. The Evil Eye
Diane von Furstenberg Evil Eye Minaudière Box Clutch, $330, selfridges.com
OK, so pretty much everything about this clutch is perfect, from the ominous eye, to the trippy colors.
11. For Floral Enthusiasts
Boohoo Boutique Statement Embellished Clutch Bag, $40, boohoo.com
This clutch is so cute, I want to squeeze its cheeks.
This season, rather than picking up your go-to going out bag, why not try something refreshing for an unforgettable statement? Trust me, you won't regret it.