A gorgeous clutch bag can dress up an outfit like nothing else. (I only wish I had more of a need to dress up said simple outfits – especially for the evening. I think, once this little one arrives and has settled in, I need to reinstate date night. I miss my husband…. Also, as Suzanne, a lovely W&W reader recently reminded me, I do love pretty much any meal at High Road House.)
In any case, my point here is that a clutch bag is very fine thing. Moreover, you can find some fabulous bargains on the high street – there is no need to spend a small fortune on an item you won’t us all that much (although I do like the idea of popping a clutch inside a tote and whipping it out when a big bag would be too much – I do this with my Mother’s Day present (yes, I lucked out). Anya Hindmarch aside, none of these beauties is more than £40. Bargaintastic.I am definitely on a boho tip at the moment – last week I bought the most adorable little blue shirt from JCrew in the sale – which, vexingly, isn’t on the website, so I’ll post it on our Instagram feed instead – and how much do I want this? So forgive me if I’m drawn to all things boho, beaded and beautiful…
This is right at the top of my list. I espied it walking by Accessorize en route to a breakfast meeting the other day – and would have nipped in and bought it right then and there, were I less conscientious about being on time. Isn’t it a beauty? So very South of France.
Marseille clutch bag, £32, Accessorize
I also love this tasseled number. It has more than a touch of Tory (Burch) about it.
Beni tassel clutch, £32. Accessorize
Rare is the day that Zara does not deliver. This is perhaps more evening-y. but you could definitely dress it down with jeans and a white shirt. (Or go dressy – don’t let us stop you…) That flash of neon pink and orange makes my heart sing.
Glitter box clutch, £39.99, Zara
For a more casual vibe, this Topshop number is ideal. Love that tassel/pom pom combo…
Leather woven tassel clutch, £36, Topshop
Beaded clutches tend to remind me of summer weddings – if you have one (or more) to attend this year, this bejewelled leather Asos number would suit beautifully. Why not bring a dash of Morocco to a perfectly English occasion?
Leather embellished clutch, £40, Asos