Give your shoulders a break

spring-2012-bags

Just exactly how many of you feel lost if you aren’t carrying your basic essentials while going for a fun night out. How many of you wish that you could fit in more in those beautiful but very small clutches. Sometimes I wonder if the day bags that we carry are our mini suitcases. You have to take a peek inside my bag to see what all I carry. From my phone to my I pod, to my make up to my cheque books to my diary, everything has to fit in my bag or I will be so lost.
Therefore I am not very big on small dainty bags. For me the Bigger, the Better!!

Looks like my prayers are answered when I saw the oversized clutches or Maxi clutches as some call them are making a huge comeback this season. Ah! its such a welcome and utilitarian piece of accessory for people like me. Imagine trying to fit it my lipstick, gloss, phone, keys & not to forget my camera in a small clutch for the evening. Crazy huh!!

These clutches are so high on glam that be it day or night you can just use them to enhance your style and do away with those big shoulder bags once in a while and give those shoulders a break.

They fall under 3 categories

1. Envelope clutches
They seem to be more in vogue and you can see them everywhere. Maybe because they look good both at day or at night and go very well with both casual & trendy. They are in a shape of an envelope. With variations in this particular style you can pair them with your formals or your super glam evening wear. They are bound to look make you look chic.
Envlope clutches
Check out this Victoria Beckham design below. Now wouldn’t you want to carry it with you to some high powered meeting or maybe to a dinner in the night. I totally love this one and its  on my Lust list
Victoria Beckham structured day clutch
Some of the Envelope clutches on the splurge list are
Balenciaga large envelope outreamer 1000$
The Save finds would be
This beautiful Coral one from BCBG. If you wish to see more go to the BCBG site.
BCBGeneration Charlie envelope 78$

Forever New 25$

ASOS just seems to have so many of these in the range that it is fast becoming my favorite brand for clutches at a reasonable price eg : This brilliantly beautiful metallic clutch.
ASOS Metallic envelope clutch 78$

ASOS Cobalt blue suede envelope clutch
I am so flipping on this cobalt blue, I know what I have to buy from the US this time :-)

2. Flat clutches
These do not have a flap or anything. Just a zipper. Imagine a pouch but only bigger and beautiful.  They lean more towards the casual side but they look cool. Team it with a jeans & T and see how it works wonder with your style. Leopard prints are totally in and look super cool.

Flat clutch purses
Philip Lim Oversized clutch

How cool is this Philip Lim clutch. Its a true mix of beauty and utility.

Splurge Category

The Miu Miu, Kate Spade & D&G clutches are adorable in this category

Kate Spade I kissed a frog 328$

Miu Miu Matelasse Luxe leather -1250$

Dolce & Gabanna

The Save finds would be

Zara 100$ approx.
Forever 21 color block clutch 20$ approx
Accessorise 30$

Top Shop 30$ approx

and last of all are
The Fold Over clutches
I still very clearly remember Carrie Bradshaw carrying this beautiful LV fold over clutch in the last scene of Sex & the City movie. She is wearing a beautiful rose Givenchy jacket in lemon color with this statement clutch. I lusted after this purse for months & months. I couldn’t get it though :-(

They are bang on trendy just like envelope clutches look very good during day time or night
Splurge category




Jimmy Choo 1400$ approx.





Aren’t these Uggs so beautiful??

Ugg Sparkle clutch 170$
Clare Vivier fold over clutch 140$ approx.
One brand I would definitely like you all to check out would be Clare vivier. They have an amazing collection of clutches. The price range is from 140$ onwards but totally worth it.

Check out this one below and they have many more in beautiful colors and shapes

Save category

ASOS foldover 58$

Runway Bandit , a singapore brand has some really pretty colors in big clutches. I really like them

Runway bandit 30$

My Tip : If you don’t have a single oversized clutch go for the envelope clutch. It goes with a casual wear like a floral dress or jeans or shorts and it also goes with your evening wear like an LBD or trousers or anything. Get a big & bright one to make a statement. 

Again there might be a whole lot available in various brands. Please look for these clutches when you go shopping next time and if you already possess one, its time to take them out and flaunt them.

Check out how celebs are sporting this trend.



Leaving you with this thought and lots of wishes for Holi.
Have a super and safe Holi my girls and yeah Happy Women’s day. Celebrate with style!!

Ciao

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5 thoughts on “Give your shoulders a break”

  1. Esbeda has some good collection of envelope clutches.
    One range of colourful clutches was though quite tacky(typical Esbeda stuff) but the suede range in Grey,Black and nude were quite good.
    Planning to pick up the nude one(taking FUF suggestion on versatality of nudes:)

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