We know the clutch has its haters. But before you go ahead and dismiss these tiny bags as frivolous, here’s our pitch: This versatile accessory can be a very useful companion if you’d allow it.
For one, it forces you to go minimalist and rid yourself of unnecessary items in your handbag. With just the essentials, the days of fumbling for your keys or phone in the abyss of your tote bag are over. Because who needs more frustration in your life, right?
The clutch is also a quick and hassle-free way to boost your overall look. Go for cheeky fun with a brightly coloured piece, or classic chic with one that has nude shades. Trendy and handy, you won’t go wrong with these compact babies in your wardrobe.
We offer you 16 clutches that can be your new go-to bag from day to night.
Splurge: Triangular textured leather clutch by Balenciaga, £535 (S$937), via Net-a-Porter
Beat the heat with a bright-coloured clutch. This Balenciaga triangular leather piece will look perfect with a white flowy midi dress and tan sandals.
Splurge: Striped leather flat clutch by Loewe, S$795
Go with something that’s more daring, like this Loewe mixed materials flat clutch that’s fashioned in multi-colours with vertical and horizontal stripes.
Steal: Beaded flat clutch by Sam Edelman, S$175.53, via Shopbop
A colourful beaded clutch can never go wrong for a brunch #sesh with your girlfriends. Dress it with a mini dress that sports similar colours to those rainbow beads.
Steal: Star printed clutch with tassel detail by Topshop, S$96.90
A printed clutch is always the best way to add a touch of detail to a simple, one-hued outfit — like a yellow backless sun dress.
Splurge: Woven clutch bag by Proenza Schouler, US$895 (S$1,228), via Moda Operandi
Choose a fabric clutch over one that’s leather when you’re heading to the beach. This is to prevent the sand from scratching along the surface of your bags. This Proenza Schouler woven clutch is a perfect alternative.
Splurge: Cotton weaved clutch by Kooreloo, US$295 (S$405), via Moda Operandi
This white texturized clutch will look great alongside an orange coloured bikini and a printed kimono as cover-up.
Steal: Mini straw clutch by Mar Y Sol, S$48, via Shopbop
Straw bags are always a must-have in every girl’s closet. Go unique with this seafoam coloured piece that sports a set of straw fringe.
Steal: Weaved clutch by Ashley Summer, S$49
If you’re one who loves a classic piece, this woven clutch by Ashley Summer will be a perfect match for you.
Splurge: Weaved leather clutch with chain detail by Bottega Veneta, US$2,856 (S$3,917), via Matchesfashion
A coloured leather clutch can add dimension to your black skirt-suit.
Splurge: Lambskin leather wristlet clutch by Aesther Ekme, €285 (S$447)
Live your dreams for all things minimal with this oblong wristlet clutch. Match it with a white midi dress for a stylish elevation.
Steal: Leather envelope clutch by Mango, S$199
You can never go wrong with an envelope clutch. This highly versatile piece will look great with any office attire.
Steal: Leather flap clutch by Rebecca Minkoff, S$202.95, via Shopbop
If you’re going for desks to drinks, this black leather flap clutch will be a great #armcandy throughout the day and night.
Splurge: Crocodile embossed heart box clutch by Saint Laurent, S$2,840
There’s no better way to display your interest to your date with a heart-shaped clutch.
Splurge: Oversized bow leather clutch by Ulla Johnson, US$495 (S$679), via Moda Operandi
If you love something that is more feminine, go for a peachy coloured leather clutch. Make sure it is topped with a bow.
Steal: Marble effect minaudière by Zara, S$99.90
A mini-bag is always better than to teeter a big tote bag on dates, as they are easier for you to maneuver around with them. Go for one that’s timeless and trendy — like this red marble effect clutch.
Steal: Python embossed box clutch by Charles & Keith, S$59.90
Don’t be afraid to flaunt your daring fashion options. This python embossed clutch is a great way to do so.