Unless I’m at work and toting around my trusty Lo & Sons bag, I’m probably holding a clutch. I’m some sort of glutton for punishment and despite the apparent impracticality, I continue to spend my social outings balancing a drink/snack/anything in one hand, a chic little no-strap purse in the other, and asking a friend if I can put my phone in their larger bag. At one wedding this past August, I carried such a small clutch that a friend of mine got stuck with all of my worldly possessions that evening in his jacket pocket. Keys, phone, sunglasses. It was lipstick and an ID in my bag or those… and I picked lipstick and an ID.
However, I’m still sticking to my tiny little clutches, and the most versatile clutch in my wardrobe is basic black. I carry it with casual outfits, with slightly eccentric outfits, and everything in between. If there’s one bag you need in your closet, this is it. Below are some of my picks for a not so basic black clutch.
Check out the black clutches above and a few other classic picks in the links below. They’ll become an understated workhorse in your evening and weekend wardrobe and will save the day when a statement bag is just a little bit too much.