Accessory Report: Daytime Clutch

Accessory Report: Daytime Clutch

While bags and satchels are lovely, there is another carryall that I’m loving as of late: the daytime clutch. Whether I’m off to an afternoon event, a lunch meeting, or even running a few errands, an oversize clutch is a simple way to give a basic look a major dose of fashionable allure. When using a clutch during daylight hours, I prefer bags in neutral tones with some texture. I especially love to carry a clutch when I know that I am going to be out all day and into the night. Clutches transition well into evening settings since they are bit more dressed up and streamlined. They also tend to have less exposed hardware making them easy to mix and match with various outfits.

When I was in Bali I found the perfect envelope clutch. Super simple with clean lines and great texture. Perfection. I loved the clutch so much that I took my own advice and bought it in every color available (which was a total of 4 colors). I use these clutches all the time. They are a nice size, they’re comfortable to hold, and they’re especially great for traveling since they take up barely any space. That said I don’t except all of you to travel overseas to find your perfect clutch. There are plenty of lovely options online or even lurking in the back of your closet!

If you have an older clutch that’s seen better days, all it might need is a fresh coat of paint to instantly revamp it. To learn how to give your old clutch an update, watch my DIY video by clicking here.

Don’t have an oldie to turn into a goodie? Here are a few fun transitional ones I found online that you can wear year-round:

Accessory Report: Daytime Clutch

Clockwise from top left: BCBGeneration Julia Clutch, Steve Madden Breo Clutch, Vince Camuto Kaitlyn Clutch, ASOS Leather Portfolio Clutch, Tobi Mary Clutch, Friis & Co. Block Clutch

 

Which clutch is your favorite? Also, are you into this trendy top-handle alternative?

XO Lauren

Photo: WENN

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  • Sarah Heckle

    I have the American Apparel leather pouch, and I use it as a daytime bag. I love it! I try to not carry too much in my bag, so these are the perfect size!

    Sarah

    http://tulleandtrinkets.com/2012/10/08/gatlinburg-trip-diary-day-1/ – my Gatlinburg trip diary!

  • Lily P.

    I like all of them,honestly,I can’t choose a favorite one!

  • Melissa Panici

    I love the top one on the right and yes, I am definately in to this trend!

  • Liesl

    I’m all about clutches! Their so chic and can spruce up any mundane outfit. I usually go for black or nude clutches, but I also have a rose gold one that I love!

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    Liesl xxx

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  • Elle Pearson

    I love clutches! Can work both daytime and evening looks. I love the colour block one! Perfect for this season. I’ve just done a post on seasonal boots!

    http://www.elles-eyes.blogspot.com

  • Hailey Anderson

    The top right is definiately my favorite. I am still in big Mary Poppins bag mode though..

    xo, Hailey

    http://haileynicolee.blogspot.com/2012/10/things-you-do-for-photography-class.html

  • Rachel Trampel

    These are SOOO cute! I love the idea of a clutch during the day… they are my absolute favorite! :)

    http://www.rachelslookbook.com

  • Amanda Kretchmer

    Love the Steve Madden one listed above on the top right.

  • Dina Karivalis

    I love clutches as well, I always carry them to go out in the evening. I will try carrying them in the daytime as well!

    xo Dina

    http://www.sweetestsomethings.com

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    I really like the ASOS clutch.

    http://alittleglitzneverhurts.blogspot.com

  • Deanne Castro

    I love big clutches!

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  • Adrienne Scott-Trask

    Such great clutches!! I am loving the BCBG and the ASOS ones! Super cute!

    -Adrienne. xo

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  • Marielisa Gomez

    The Steve Madden clutch is soooo beautiful!!! WANT! Such a great post!! A daytime clutch is definitely a must for fall! :)

    I just posted on how to make your clothes last longer! Take a look here :)

    Love,

    Marielisa – Primp & Wear

  • My Style Diary

    Love the Steve Madden clutch!

    http://mstyleblogspot.blogspot.com/

  • Nathalie

    I love clutches! Especially in that type of color :)

  • kmal9er

    I LOVE the Friis & Company Blocks clutch but how can you order and ship it to the United States??

  • Lindsey Gerstlauer

    I love a good clutch bag! The Steve Madden one is really nice :-) I got my favorite clutch for $10!! It’s a Jessica McClintock and it’s so gorgeous. I’ll try to post a photo asap :-)

  • Deanne Castro

    I love big clutches!

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    xo,

    Deanne

  • Cassidy Short

    LOVE all of these! And yes, I love the top handle bags, they look so vintage and chic. Jessica Jensen makes GREAT leather clutches like this!

    xoxo

    Cassidy

    http://norebeccaforayear.blogspot.com/

  • Valeria Alvarez

    So beautiful all of them!!

    Kisses
    <3 Val
    http://www.beautyval13.blogspot.com.ar

  • Vee

    I have always been a huge fan of oversized clutches, they can be bold and statement accesories and most importantly they are large enough to carry all the items you can’t leave home without.

    Don’t forget to check out my new blog post at http://www.theavenuevee.com

    xx, Vee

  • Kellie Norton

    I absolutely love envelope clutches!! Definitely my fav :-)

  • Leanne

    Have you seen book clutches? I think those are gorgeous. I love these too, I always carry around a great clutch.

    Love from South Africa

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

  • Nurija Bihorac

    I love clutches. It’s a detail that makes your outfit complete.
    I mean, I love bags.. but clutches way more.

  • Maria Ion

    i also love clutches! i have been following this trend all summer and i am definately going to give it a try now that the weather is colder. i also use clutches when i am going to have a cup of coffe with friends near my house

  • Giselle Escamilla

    I need a big clutch!! The cutches are nice, and simple I really love them. I’m saving up for one right now!! The clutch that I really want is the Tory Burch brown clutch! Its big but not to big for my me!:)

  • monikapov

    Cluthes are amazing! Somehow they always remind me of summer! Goes perfectly with jeans, dresses, skirts, heels, flats, boots! Though sometimes may be hard to fit all the girl’s world into them!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    I have a few bags, that straps have broken, that I now use as clutches! So chic! I like Gunmetal as a transitional clutch (from day to night). It’s funky for the day, and comes off a little more sleek & sophisticated for night.

  • Trina Kruger

    My Kate Spade Great Gatsby clutch is my favorite item ever. I would sport any of those bags for day or night.

  • Cesie Alvarez

    I don’t have one of these yet because I thought it would be awkward to hold (I get lazy). But I do love how they look!!

    http://thebuscas.com/

  • Emma Brown

    I realllllllly want the Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. Clutch.

  • kcarts

    Those cutches are so cute! What are some clutches you would wear in the Fall? What colors are in this Fall? :)

  • Ashley Kenyon

    Which stores in Los Angeles sell affordable trendy clutches for the Fall?

  • debora f

    wooooooow i love clutch for day!!

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  • Nathalie Maxey

    I love all the options!

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  • Kristin Albrecht

    i just bought the most adorable daytime clutch. its white & has gold studs!

    http://kristinnoelchronicles.blogspot.com

  • Linh Ly

    i love love love all the clutches you choose above! i want them all!

    http://befashionfit.blogspot.com

  • amber bree

    i love clutch. my favourite is steve madden. i want it.

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