It’s Clutch Time

This article was first published on Stylizen on 2nd January 2014

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It’s Clutch Time

Small enough to fit the basics but big enough to make a statement, the clutch is the go to bag this season.

Whether it’s for a party, a wedding or a night out on the town, the clutch is the perfect bag solution. Its convenient size means it’s easy to carry, yet still fits your phone, keys and lipstick. It’s versatile too – wear it tucked under your arm, hanging on your wrist or simply ‘clutch’ it. Here are our 3 key styles to invest in this season, all available at ASOS.

1. Over-sized
The over-sized clutch has been one of the most popular bag trends of the season. Sophisticated, stylish and simple, the over-sized clutch is classic shape that works well for day and night. Laser cut leather, studs and bright patchwork details have been strong, but we’ve also seen some gorgeous block colour clutches, with subtle details in the texture.

2. Embellished
The party season is a free pass to wear all things glittery, sparkly and over the top. The more detailed your clutch, the simpler your accompanying outfit should be. We’ve fallen in love with the embellished transparent hard case clutches from Skinnydip.

3. Hard Case
Boxy shapes are a fashion favourite. Their strong shape is a great way to toughen up a more feminine outfit, or make a statement against all black. Play around with the material choice, such as sparkles, glitter or studs, or keep it simple, with a block colour accented with metal detailing.