Summer means getting rid of those over-sized totes and packing light with a fun clutch as you head from one rooftop restaurant to the other. Fashion designers across Spring/Summer’20 runways are giving this small but sexy handbag much needed attention. We see brand new styles that suit every look as well asshow-stopping trends that could turn into classics as designers redefine a clutch’s innate shape, texture, and size.
In our list of top 5 party clutches for summer 2019, we have picked bags handmade by boutique designers that combine many such trends as seen in the latest fashion weeks.
- The Ombre Chunky Clutch by Simitri
This beautiful, shaded and shimmering clutch is a must-have in your closet. Its ombre pattern of silver, gold and rose gold along the innumerable tassels of metallic chains lets this luxurious bag hold its own alongside any style or color of dress. With a lush black velvet lining, it truly epitomizes a sparkling summer night on the town.
Trend Alert: Tassels
From Isabel Marant to Sonia Rykiel, the fuzz and fringe look is seen multiple times on thelatest runways.
- Babi Bracelet Clutch by Mae Cassidy
We love this ball-shaped piece of art as seen in the Glamorous Escapes Collection by Mae Cassidy. This fiery red panelled clutch with handcrafted gold beaded details is a tribute to Divas of Bollywood in the 70’s. If you are going for the minimal look, adding this baby will just give you the right amount of exotic oomph you need.
Trend Alert: Ball-shaped bags; looped single-handle bags.
According to the blog Glowsly, designers like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Marine Serre, have experimented with this novelty shape and come out pretty successful.
- Angeles – Millennial Pink/Hot Pink by Ximena Kavalekas
Made in Italy, this elegant yet spontaneous mini trunk bag exudes (first) class. One can carry it on the wrist or attach the hot pink strap to wear it cross-body style. Either ways, the dash of hot pink makes sure this vintage shape makes a cool summer comeback.
Trend Alert: Trunk Shaped Bags
The trunk shape adds a nice touch of sophistication and nostalgia of an era where even luggage was a style statement.
- Lime Kitsch Clutch by Simitri
In her Elle Interview, Shannon Schafer, a senior fashion director at Nordstorm mentions how ‘colors like orange and lime green are having a real trend moment’. No wonder then, we were completely attracted to the lime colour of this shiny and structured clutch. It’s iridescence is irresistible yet it’s designed to create a subtle shimmer that’s rarely in your face.
Summer Trend Alert: Bright Colours
Fendi, Chanel and many others are bringing bright colours back, not as complete outfits but as pops.
- Mother of Pearl Clutch by Serpui
Keeping with the trend of heritage classic, this mother of pearl clutch by Serpui, could pass off as an heirloom from our grandmothers’ time. Yet, the abstract butterfly wings enhance its avant-garde nature ushering this clutch into the timeless.
Trend Alert: Snap Clasps
No more limited to your granny’s coin purses, the snap clasp makes it’s comeback in a big way.