Lauren’s Look For Less: A Colorful Clutch

May 16, 2012 • Fashion Blog, Handbags, Looks For Less


This challenge actually started out of necessity. I recently attended a formal wedding reception and was left in a quandary while getting ready. I was wearing a black gown and black shoes, so when it came time to grab a clutch I forgot all I have is black and for some reason it really unnerved me. Why are all of my clutches black and how did I allow that to happen? Now that vibrant colors are so in for Spring 2012, I am bored to death with my handbag selection which is primarily safe black. I gravitate towards color, but when it comes time to lay down my credit card and spend big bucks, I go with black because I know I will get more use out of it. Well my plan has backfired. I carried one of my black clutches, but I wasn’t happy about it and vowed I would find something more colorful ASAP.

So while browsing my favorite sites the next day for a colorful clutch, I happened upon this striking bright tangerine (the color of the season) Roberto Cavalli Ambition Python Clutch and my heart literally skipped a couple of beats. Yet, at$4,585 I knew I had to keep looking, but the bar was set…really high. My criteria was the clutch had to be dressy enough for evening, yet cool enough to carry for an evening out in jeans. It’s much easier to dress down a formal clutch than it is to dress up a casual one. Here are 10 colorful clutches I found for way under $4,500:

1. ASOS Contrast Buckle Clutch, $31.31

2. Yves Saint-Laurent Chinese Blue Belle De Jour Clutch, $595

3. Maison du Posh Blue Leather Knuckle Clutch, $665

4. ALDO Rottman Clutch, $60.88

5. BCBG MAXAZRIA Emerald Clutch, $178

6. Kate Spade New Yerk ‘Ellie’ Clutch, $228

7. Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Katie’ Clutch, $358

8. Jimmy Choo Cayla Patent-Leather Clutch, $1,150

9. Rebecca Minkoff ‘Fairy Tales Clutch, $195

10. Angel Jackson Orange Snakeskin Clutch, $343

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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2 Responses to Lauren’s Look For Less: A Colorful Clutch

  1. The Minkoff bag is hot.

  2. Fashion Bags says:

    Awesome looking bags.

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