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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Clutch Talk



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Have you noticed how commonly clutch bags are worn with day wear? Once thought of as relatively useless for day wear many women have discovered a way around it. They store their clutch bag in their shoulder or tote bag and at night, voila, the larger bag is stored away and the clutch bag comes out. This has become quite commonplace when going to an after work event such as Happy Hour or a party.

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I really like that designers have become even more attune to the quandary that women are faced with when having to serve themselves at a buffet table. More of them are designing clutches with an attachable strap, chain or a hand strap. This, of course, is not necessarily true for many evening clutches. Many of them are still about the size of a small paperback novel. I guess we can’t have everything.

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I also like the fact that clutches designed for frequent use have grown in size. No more the size of the reticules carried during the Victorian era some of the clutches of today are a decent enough size that women can fit more than a tube of lipstick, keys,  a small cell phone and money in them. There may even be enough room to stash a compact, depending on the size of the clutch.



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I am also excited about the print clutch bags that contain text and images. These charming clutches have been spotted everywhere. There is a certain fun factor that these type of prints add to a clutch. They effortlessly add zest to a basic outfit. The printed versions look fabulous with everything from sundresses to the mid-length skirts that are so in right now. Clutches shaped in the form of animals or objects can also add whimsy to an outfit if you are into that sort of thing. Pair them with a white button-down shirt and jeans and hear the compliments commence.

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If you are not into whimsical clutches then why not add a bold-colored clutch to your daytime ensemble? It might even make you feel a touch better if you are having a bad morning. It's worked for me.

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Do you have clutches hiding in your closet? Now is the perfect time to get them back out.


Do you like clutches or are you strictly a shoulder bag kind of girl?

42 comments:

  1. I'm not actually really excited about clutches... I usually carry TONS of things with me, literally, and a clutch doesn't allow me to carry those things... Then I prefer huge bags like totes :)
    Thanks for the comment on my blog, see ya!

    Amanda
    www.somethingfashion.es

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    1. Hi, Amanda:

      Thanks for sharing your opinion. I agree that they are more fashionable than functional. They are one of those fashion items that many either love or hate. I hope you visit again soon.

      Sharon

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  2. Aw. The kitty clutch is so cool! I think clutches are something that instantly makes an outfit more elegant!
    www.roseylittleme.blogspot.com

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    1. They can be the perfect accent to complete an outfit, for sure. Thanks so much for your comment.

      Sharon

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  3. ohh love the 3 bag , so interesting post
    kisss
    www.thechicmode.com

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      Sharon

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  4. Great article Sharon! I'm a big fan of clutches, I usually wear them on while going out with my husband or friends..I love them to be colorful, printed...They instantly lift every outfit...But for everyday outings during the day (job etc.) I need my giant bags :) !

    Dee

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    1. Thanks. I always appreciate your input.

      Sharon

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      Sharon

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  6. I use the regular ones because if I couldn't take that much with me to college hahaha but im definitely in love wight he first one and the pvc ones, they are sooooo cool!!

    A chic kiss from http://justohana.blogspot.com.es/

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      Sharon

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  7. I like the clutch very much. It does something special for the women - I don't know - maybe more elegance or even bohemian (depends on design). Unfortunately I take always too much staff, if I go out.... Hugs, Xenia

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Xenia. I understand about having too much to store in a clutch. That is the one detriment to carrying them. I always have to eliminate carrying some items when I include a clutch in my outfit. which is hard to do. They are so stylish though.

      Sharon

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  8. I have been having a love affair with clutches for twenty years now. I enjoy collecting vintage ones. I think they are wonderful. The gold chain holder in your images is off the hook. Do you know where that item can be found?

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    1. Hi, Glenda:

      Thanks for your comment. The gold chain clutch is so elegant. Unfortunately, I don't know where it can be purchased. If I find out I will let you know. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my post.

      Sharon

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  9. Me gustan todos, pero el del gato es total

    http://sicoppeliavistieradeprada.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting, Elia. I hope you have a great weekend.

      Sharon

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  10. For me clutches are the best accessorises when going out, small and useful X

    www.carlaginola.com

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      Thanks so much for commenting. I appreciate your participation.

      Sharon

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  11. I love cutches for the evening, while for the day I need more space! :) And I really like the options you selected, especially those with prints and colours.
    Have a nice weekend
    Oriana

    www.stylexis.com

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      Sharon

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  12. I love how the clutch has become a staple. There are so many different ways to express your personality with clutches now. It is so refreshing.

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    1. There certainly are. I love the clutches that look like books. They are outside of my budget but there are so many options now to fit so many styles. Thanks for visiting and providing your input.

      Sharon

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  13. what lovely clutches they are!<3

    xx
    miss-monaaa.blogspot.com

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      Sharon

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  14. Wow,so many beautiful clutches
    Wanna follow each other via gfc & bloglovin
    Let me know
    Kisses

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    1. Hi, Juelz:

      Thanks for your comment. I followed you on GFC and will follow you on Bloglovin. I hope you can follow back.

      Sharon

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  15. Hello,Sharon... thank you for sharing this, i love clutch nowdays, so many variaty and u can choose depend on ur personality and mood. i followed u on GFC and bloglovin ,hope we can follow each other...
    xoxo...
    www.mysecretfabulous.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, Verna:

      Thanks so much. I appreciate your input. I will follow you back.

      Sharon

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  16. Have a nice week, Sharon!
    Oriana xx

    www.stylexis.com

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  17. Hey beauty you have a really nice blog and amazing pictures .Have a nice day =)
    http://www.obsessionwithfashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Sabrina. Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a fabulous week.

      Sharon

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  18. great post! :)
    you've got a lovely blog!
    would you love to follow each other? we could follow via GFC or via email and also on another socials like twitter instagram or lookbook

    just let me know on my blog :)

    xoxo
    Cecilia

    smiles' avenue

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    1. Hi, Cecilia:

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. Of course, we can follow each other. I have already followed you on Bloglovin. I hope you can follow back.

      Sharon

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  19. Wow, Great Post and Blog!!
    you have a new follower!

    RUBYREDIRIS.BLOGSPOT.COM

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    1. Thank you, Iris. I appreciate the compliment. I followed you back on GFC and Bloglovin. Have a great week.

      Sharon

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    1. Thanks so much for your visit and for leaving a comment, Danielle.

      Sharon

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  21. I'm unable to follow via GFC but i've just followed you on bloglovin..hope you'll follow me back!
    xx

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  22. Ah! these clutches are adorable!
    effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

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      Sharon

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