Fashion is not just about how you look but also about how you feel.
As a form of self-expression, the fashion choices you make have a direct impact on your identity.
Think of physical appearance as a type of language. A subtle way to show the world who you are.
Whether you want to feel empowered, confident, or more in touch with your inner self, the right handbag can transform your mood for the day (or night) ahead.
From crystal clutches to haute couture handbags, keep reading to discover the best bags for self-expression in the year ahead.
As Madonna once famously sang “Express Yourself”!
1. The Butterfly Queen Evening Clutch
If you consider yourself to be something of a social butterfly, then this is the perfect crystal-covered clutch for you. One of Judith Leiber’s latest works of art, the Butterfly Queen features a classic butterfly design with a contemporary twist.
Boasting a gradient effect that is both mesmerizing and modern, this one-of-a-kind designer bag showcases silver, gold, and champagne tones.
With a luxury metallic leather-lined interior and a removable classic elbow chain, this is one couture creation that can be enjoyed throughout the day and well into the night.
2. The Tattoo Lady Hand Purse
Another new design, this time the popular peace symbol, has had a carnival-inspired makeover. Perfect for fashionistas who love to be noticed, the Tattoo Lady Hand clutch is a versatile piece that promises to jazz up even the tamest of outfits.
Covered in jet and chalk handset crystals, this statement purse is both provocative and captivating.
Match with a casual spring outfit for daytime chic, or take things up a notch and pair with some skyscraper heels and a daring dress for nighttime vamp.
3. The Blondie Dachshund Box Clutch
If your pampered pooch really is your best friend, then why not showcase your love for all to see with a pet-inspired handbag like the best-selling Blondie Dachshund Box Clutch?
Featuring a bold and blonde dachshund, this pretty and proud design is a must-have for any dog owner or simply for someone who loves to have fun with fashion.
Whichever design you pick, you are guaranteed to be the envy of every animal lover you meet.
4. The Castle Once Upon Clutch
Are you still waiting for Prince Charming to whisk you off your feet and take you away to his castle? If yes, then this romantic couture clutch is the perfect handbag design for you.
Inspired by fairytales and faraway lands, this intricately designed box clutch is the ideal accessory to banish the winter blues. Covered in pastel-colored crystals, if this designer bag doesn’t lift your spirits, nothing will.
The Castle Once Upon clutch boasts champagne-toned metal hardware for enhanced durability and a simple push-down closure so that you can access your belongings with ease.
5. The Bee Hive Bee’s Knees
If you like to come across as sweet and innocent, even if you are anything but, then this exciting new addition to the Judith Leiber spring collection is just what you need.
Available to pre-order now, this beautiful bag will see you through the spring and summer months with style and sophistication.
Covered in decadent gold gems and brass bee ornaments, the Bee Hive Bee’s Knees clutch promises to create a real buzz around any outfit you wear.
For those that look for versatility in a bag, this must-have clutch features a removable classic elbow chain so you can choose to showcase your bag in your hand for all to see or wear it casually draped over your arm.
6. The Cocktail Pink Lady
Are you always the life and soul of the party? Rarely seen without a cocktail in your hand? If so, then you are going to love the fun and fabulous Cocktail Pink Lady clutch. Adorned with pink and silver crystals and an ornamental strawberry that looks good enough to eat, this couture creation is the ultimate party girl’s accessory.
Or, for those who often need a quick pick-me-up after a night on the town, the new Bloody Mary Cocktail clutch offers a tongue-in-cheek way to showcase your rebellious side.
Each of these luxury bags comes with a metallic leather-lined interior and a simple top-down push closure.
7. The Soho Satin Clutch
If you prefer a more classic and understated look, then you need a handbag that is both elegant and timeless. Available in champagne, grey, navy, emerald, black and red, the Soho Satin Red clutch boasts clean lines, a sleek exterior, and a semi-precious deco-inspired closure that is trimmed with handset crystals.
The perfect investment piece, this classic and modern clutch will never go out of fashion and can even be passed down from one generation to the next.
Another versatile design, this bag also has a removable long shoulder chain so that you can showcase your style and keep your hands free for other endeavors.
8. The Football Clutch
Looking to score big in the fashion stakes? The Football clutch, which is part of the Judith Leiber sports collection, is a fun and frivolous bag that will turn the crowd’s attention away from even the most riveting game.
Available in a wide range of eye-catching color combinations, these bespoke bags can also be customized with your initials for a truly one-of-kind creation.
More of a baseball fan? Take a look at the bold Baseball clutch or the Bespoke Baseball that can be personalized with up to three characters.
Are you feeling inspired yet?
Remember that there is no right or wrong style when it comes to self-expression. If one of the above bags has caught your attention, don’t worry about what anyone else will think. In the words of Marie Kondo, “If it brings you joy, get it”.