Casual Everyday Clutches are Oh-So-Chic

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Clutches are necessary for the winter months, especially when there are plenty of elegant charity events, religious holidays, and New Year’s parties to attend. Since some events and parties require gown attire, attending these events with different handbags every time becomes expensive. We can wear clutches during both day and night, and to almost every event, so wearing clutches becomes more cost effective than other bag options. I have some great selections that you will like and something you can carry often, or at least be able to carry to something besides a black tie event.

I want to begin my showcase with something casual. This tortoise shell handbag is on the casual end of the clutch spectrum because of its long optional leather strap. Although the strap tones down the elegance, it won’t prevent it from looking extremely hot and stylish.

This bag’s color and texture will make a nice addition to your semi-clutch collection. Moreover, you will have an easier time carrying it because of its long strap. Versatility for you money is always a greater option. The color is gorgeous for the holiday season and matches it all! Also, consider this for a lovely gift idea.

Tory Burch Tortoise Logo Clutch

→ Buy the Tory Burch Tortoise Logo Clutch, $395.00, at; this item ships free.

I know winter is on the horizon, but yellow and turquoise are my power colors, so when I see something with those colors that attracts me I have to have it. I never got into beadwork because it seems easy to destroy, but this Moyna beaded silk clutch makes me rethink my bias.

This yellow clutch is vibrant and drop dead gorgeous. This clutch will wear well with deep red hues and earth tones, and it makes complete sense to brighten up your winter outfits with that thick beaded necklace that you are dying to incorporate in your rainy day outfit. This clutch takes the cake! When you look at the picture, it is easy to understand that words cannot do it justice.

Moyna Circle Bead Silk Clutch Bag

→ Buy the Moyna Circle Bead Silk Clutch Bag, $215.00, at

Once again, I am not a clutch maniac but I like shopping for the fun ones. This next one is daring. It reminds me of a sexy pair of red, patent leather shoes. It’s got sex appeal because of its unique shape. The leather and cork trim are a phenomenal, modern combination! Perfect for the girl on the go that is looking for a sophisticated, stylish bag to carry her key essentials.

Z Spoke Zac Posen Posen Leather Cork Clutch

→ Buy the Z Spoke Zac Posen Posen Leather Cork Clutch, $250.00, at; this item ships for free.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.