According to my favorite Iphone application Merriam-Webster, a clutch bag is a woman’s small usually strapless handbag. Moment of truth: it’s for a woman, strapless and still a handbag after all. My love for bags tops the list of all things material and I adore up to now that chic lady who knows the art of carrying a clutch in her normal day life.
Let’s put aside the clutch in your mind that is meant for events and evening affairs and talk about the clutch on a regular day.I struggle. It’s no easy feat. How can I put my daily life in a bag so small? How can I freely move if I keep on clinging on to it with my hands alone (makes my shoulder useless). How can it be so difficult to use but look good at the same time?
Well, I have been really “crushing” on this Prada Smoking Lips clutch. Unfortunately, I can’t find even a shadow of something on retail, not even on ebay. Isn’t lovely? Oh so punk and couture rolled into one.
Let’s start with what matters most, the basic essentials. I know there are women like me who can carry their entire house in a bag. Perhaps I can live with a medium size bag but since I’ve started using the Louis Vuitton Neverfull, I found serendipity in the shopper kind of bag. It’s overflowing with space and more space for my junk and garbage Ok, let’s try to dissect the essentials:
- mobile phone
- lip balm/ lipstick
- tissue (dry and wet)
- hand sanitizer
That’s it! Yes!..but can I also add my diary and pen?
Next is how to carry them? Obviously, with your hands but there are a number of ways actually on how you can hold on to the clutch. Be versatile.
It has become so creative that if you noticed lady #2 on the illustration, she just turned the bag with a handle into a clutch. Victoria Beckham started it all. Seriously, designers are brilliant that they have discovered some seriously-thought-of ways on how to carry a clutch in a artsy way.
Mywardobe.com has some fascinating campaign on clutch control. See how you can carry the clutch with a little help from a little handle.
This style that comes like a wristlet is such a great alternative style too or if you are carrying the more renowned style nowadays like the envelope clutch, just hold the tip and you’re done.
Time will come I will master the art of carrying a clutch but if you will ask me right now, I think this is the most convenient way, I’ll just stuck it underneath my armpit. Definitely, it won’t let me down