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An Ultimate Guide To Selecting The Perfect Clutch

Clutches are the most stylish of all handbags, and not only are they elegant and beautiful, but they’re functional, too, when you choose wisely. There are so many occasions when a clutch is an ideal solution to your needs, and it makes no difference if you’re attending a swanky soiree or a casual trip out with friends: your clutch will steal the show!

Of course, it all comes down to picking the right clutch in the first place, and this helpful guide will take you down the right path. Read on to find out how to select the perfect clutch for any occasion, and you’ll be confident every time you go out holding one. 

What’s The Occasion? 

The very first thing you’ll need to think about is the occasion you’re attending. Clutches come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, not to mention colors and materials, and what works for one event might not be the best for another, so you need to think about each occasion by itself and work out the right bag to use. 

You might be heading to a formal event, like a black-tie affair. If that’s the case, you’ll want a sleek and sophisticated clutch in a chic material like satin, silk, or perhaps metallics, as these materials are the ones that will make your outfit look luxurious. A great example is the gorgeous Gemma Satin Black clutch that’s an ideal look for a special night. 

You can always use a clutch for a more casual event as well, and if that’s the case, you can opt for something more creative or a subtle suggestion of glamour. For example our Smooth Rectangle Tropics bag or something really fun like the Champagne Bottle Forever

Very often, when you consider the occasion you’re going to, your choice of clutch will become a lot easier. 

What Size Should You Pick?

When you start looking, you’ll see that clutches are available in a plethora of different sizes, from tiny to large (although not as large as a shoulder bag, of course). So what size is going to be most useful? The key is to choose the smallest size you can get away with – if you only need to put your phone, keys, and perhaps lipstick in the bag, then you might not need something too big, for example. However, a larger clutch might be better if you have more to store, such as a theater program, snacks, or spare glasses. 

One thing to remember when choosing a larger clutch is that it should never overshadow your outfit; the larger the bag, the more chance there is of that happening. If you need a larger clutch, pick one that’s simple and perhaps in just one neutral color, so you won’t run into that problem. A good example of a larger bag that can work no matter what you’re looking for is the stunning Cricket Squares Gray

Match The Material

Clutches come in so many different materials that this choice alone can be difficult, but don’t worry; there is a trick you can use to help you make the right decision. That is to pick a material that complements your outfit – when you do that, you can’t go wrong. 

Snakeskin is always a good option, for example. It’s timeless and versatile, but what makes it great is that it’s durable, so if you choose a great snakeskin clutch, you’ll be able to use it for many years. Take a look at the Classic Black Snakeskin Soho clutch for a nice accent to your outfit.

Satin and silk are all about luxury and ideal for special occasions, especially if you’re wearing a flowing outfit. Some people love metallics, and although they’re not for everyone, they can set off an outfit just the right way, especially if it’s a simple fabric or color. Of course, there’s also the classic beaded clutch option; what could be more glamorous or sophisticated? If you want to be noticed at a party, and perhaps especially at a festive event, make sure you’ve chosen a clutch with plenty of crystals adorning it. If that’s something you’re keen on, there are dozens to choose from, but the 60th Anniversary Celebration Egg Princess clutch really is something special. 

Look At The Details 

They say the devil is in the details, and when it comes to finding the perfect clutch, that’s certainly something to bear in mind – it’s often the smallest design elements that will make the biggest difference. One thing you should always look at is the hardware on the bag – the clasps, zippers, chains, etc. to find the right pairing for your look. 

Furthermore, think about what you’ll be carrying around with you. Would it make sense to opt for a bag with an interior pocket? Some clutches have them, and some don’t, so you’ll need to think ahead of time whether or not that could be something that would be useful for you. If you’re looking for a clutch with space for a phone, try the Grace Crystal Clutch – it’s a perfect fit. 

The Color

Choosing the right color for your clutch can be just as important as the style and size, so it’s well worth understanding what you want before you start looking. Otherwise, you’ll never be able to narrow things down very easily. Firstly, do you want to match or at least complement your outfit? That can be an easy way to find the perfect clutch for any occasion, as you’ll be sure it will look great. 

If you’re buying a bag for general use and not for a specific occasion, choosing a color to complement an outfit isn’t going to be possible – you’re not going to know what outfit you’re wearing, after all. In that case, opt for something neutral and sophisticated, like a black or cream clutch, just like the Classic Black Fizzoni. You can cover a lot of bases that way, and you’ll always have something in your closet that’s just right for the occasion.

Choose From Our Extensive Range 

Now you know how to select the perfect clutch for any occasion, look at our fantastic range of bags, and you’re sure to discover something exciting and elegant – and perhaps rather surprising – that’s just right for you.

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