If there’s one accessory that i think is hard to find and has to be perfect, it’s the clutch. It’s one of those accessories where i do not use often because lets face it, we all need our big bags whether it’s for work or running our weekend errands.
Nonetheless, I’ve always wanted to find the perfect clutch that i can use for those very special occasions, esepecially as i’ve found myself attending more weddings, reunion dinners, and social parties over the years.
Since there are only so many times i can use a clutch in a year, there are always a few things i try to bear in mind when i do go on my “clutch hunt”. I understand that everyone are different and want different things, so the following pointers for buying a clutch are strictly just what i feel are important.
As a clutch will hardly ever be a daily accessory, i really think that it’s best to buy a clutch within ones own budget. I will not say that i have any particular price range and i do not emphasis too much on whether it has to be designer branded or not. The main factor is that i must love it!
It is commonly known that a clutch cannot hold a lot of our “stuff” and so ideally, i am looking for a clutch that is good in size. It cannot be too big or too small and with this, i think it can also come down to your body size. Depending if you’re petite or more on the big scale, you have to make sure you do not overwhelm your body frame. For example, as i am quite petite i always try to stay away from those giant brief case look alike clutches even though they look great on others. Likewise, if you’re on the bigger scale, it is best not to find the tiniest clutch in the world as that will make you look even bigger. Then again, it is really down to your own preference.
Another thing i look for in a clutch is that it has an interchangeable chain so i can put it over my shoulder when i get tired of holding it. Practicality is the key and you need to know what works best for you.
This is an obvious yet very crucial element for buying a clutch. There are so many different styles of clutches out there that we can get overwhelmed. The few things that i take note of when i look for clutches are the size, shape, color, texture, fabric, print, and pattern. For instance, do you like clutches with studds, sequins, floral, fur, or do you prefer a clutch in leather, plastic, or metallic? These are all the things to consider when thinking about what kind of style of clutch you want.
Surprisingly, i even saw quite a few transparent clutches as i searched for clutch images for this post. I personally do not mind it and think it’s quite stylish but then again, not everyone would like the idea of having everything in their clutches for the public to see.
So what about you ladies? What factors do you consider when you buy a clutch?
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