Pick the right clutch for the season
The answer to your party season fashion woes is, literally, in your hands
Which purse should it be? That question visits most of us who can’t make up our minds on whether to carry an embroidered potli, a minaudière, a sleek clutch, a boxy bag or an artistic statement in our hands for a party. Here, we present three categories of formal clutches for this season with how-to-wear tips.
The statement clutch
Up your style game with a quirky bag that doesn’t just help you stand out, but also says who you are. With blue denim or a sequinned jumpsuit, these are the hero pieces that will take any look to the next level
Isharya: A rectangular lucite acrylic clutch with semi-precious stone clasps, can be customized to convey any message, Rs19,080 onwards, at Isharya.com.
Louis Vuitton: The black Petite Malle with sticker detail adorned with creative director Nicolas Ghesquière’s playful take on classic hotel stickers, around Rs3.8 lakh ($5,550), at Louis Vuitton boutiques in Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi.
The embellished clutch
The perfect evening bag in all its sparkling glory, nothing spells glam better than a minaudière in your hand. In a cocktail gown or a traditional sari, for office parties or weddings, the embellished clutch is black-tie certified.
Accessorize: Hard-case clutch bag decorated with jewelled butterflies, stars and flowers, and appliqués, Rs6,145, at all Accessorize stores in the country.
Pratinava: A faux emerald embellished clutch, Rs9,800, at D-8, Defence Colony, New Delhi.
The oversize clutch
Who says a clutch is only good to hold your lip gloss and credit card? The new season’s carry-all clutch is also the perfect day-to-evening purse. Big enough to fit your essentials for work, the multipurpose bag turns into a sleek evening-wear accessory.
Love Moschino: A maroon quilted envelope clutch with metallic detailing, Rs11,999, at Myntra.com.
Cord: Oversized clutch handmade in thick cotton canvas, fastened with a magnetic closure, Rs3,200, at Nete.in.