Since you’re usually carrying a clutch for evening only, why not choose a color that dresses up the whole ensemble? These luxe-looking accessories add a touch of sophisticated bling to sleek monochrome outfits, but they also play beautifully off light chiffons and spring-y floral patterns. Bottom line: they’ll look great with what you’re wearing now, and they’ll still look great with what you’re wearing six months from now.
The ruching on this oversized clutch ($228) adds just enough interest without making the dramatic light-gold bag look too busy.
The structured leather trim on this BCBG Max Azria Mesh Clutch ($178) is a nice counterpoint to the slouchy metal mesh – which, by the way, looks great draped effortlessly around your clutch-carrying arm.
Gustto’s Scopio Molino Clutch ($520) has a sculptural quality that makes it look like a piece of art, but open it up and you’ll find two very practical, roomy pockets.
This gold clutch ($38) from Steve Madden is super shiny, and the simple design – just a flap closure and subtle seams on the edges – makes the reflective gold look sleek and modern.
Michael Kors’s Buckled Metallic Leather Clutch ($395) has a streamlined design and geometric gold buckle that lend a put-together vibe – with a low heel, it can pull a sundress into nighttime territory.