{Fashion Monday} How to clutch your outfit

I have been sharing outfit ideas for almost 3 years now on this blog, I have mentioned a number of times that I am no fashionista but I do love fashion and whatever I find hard to replicate in real life or can not visualize I try putting it together online and see what it would look like.

How to clutch your outfit

 

Most of the fashion ideas are from items that I already own or equivalent (obviously not the same brands 90% of the time but similar items nonetheless). Lately I have been looking at my closet and realise whenever I am going out either on a Date night with boo or meeting up with friends, one thing I never try to pair my outfits with is clutch purses. I do have clutch purses in my closet I just always feel like small clutch are behind me with my clubbing days. I then realised I am limiting myself to what I can pair with clutch bags if I really put my mind to it.
This gone weekend I had arranged to meet up with my friend and I felt that this was the perfect time for me to try pairing my clutch purse but the weather had other ideas so I had to abandon the outfit idea altogether but I wanted to share what I had actually put together and also another clutch outfit idea that came to mind. To the lunch meet up with my friend I wanted to wear my jean dress with satin sandals and clutch bag finished off with a waterfall jacket since it’s still pretty cold but as I mentioned the weather had other ideas so I couldn’t get away with sandals so the entire outfit collapsed.
I have a party coming up in the next few weeks and I have been wondering when I can wear my tie front trousers and how to dress it up and honestly I was stuck in the dumps because even though I have put this outfit together I am not exactly sure I can pull it off. I do not have a flat tummy, I have extra bacon coming off my sides now so not exactly idea to be showing mid section skin but that is not stopping me from sharing this outfit idea. Like I always say just because it won’t look good on me currently doesn’t mean I can’t share it, maybe there is someone who is looking for that exact outfit and would find it more useful than me. Besides I can always come back to this post and see how I styled up the outfit.
How to clutch your outfit


There you have it, my idea of how to clutch up your outfits. Clutch bags are so versatile unlike me do not limit them to only a certain theme (clubbing) use them in more settings. So what do you think of these outfit ideas? Would you pair them like this or add/remove any items?
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  1. April 3, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Love clutch bags. I have a lovely collection but that didn’t stop me getting another one for a black tie ball I’m going to next weekend

    • April 3, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      Hahahaha never enough

  2. March 24, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I don’t think I would change anything! Looks like great pairing suggestions to me. I am going to an award ceremony with work soon and was thinking about outfits and which bag I would take – I will try to use your ideas, seeing what I already have in my wardrobe. Thanks

    • March 25, 2016 / 2:02 pm

      Thanks and glad you like my collection, have fun at the awards and knock em dead

  3. March 24, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    I love clutch bags and these are such beautiful choices! Black and gold one is divine!

    • March 24, 2016 / 1:59 pm

      Thanks so much

  4. March 23, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Love the styling here. The clutch bag with the gold detailing is to die for! xxx

    • March 24, 2016 / 8:47 am

      Tell me about it, thanks Laura

  5. March 23, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    I only ever use them for going out, Have never used them just as casual but I don’t know why. You do see more people with them these days. Once L is bigger and I don’t need a big bag I will try using them more

    • March 24, 2016 / 8:46 am

      Yea they are more popular than I thought

  6. March 23, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    I love clutch bags and that black and gold one is divine! I will be checking that one out x

    • March 23, 2016 / 1:27 pm

      Thanks Tanya

  7. March 23, 2016 / 10:07 am

    really love the colours of these outfits. I used to hate clutch bags but I am really into them now

    • March 23, 2016 / 10:53 am

      Thanks Natasha

  8. March 22, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    I love carrying a clutch when I know where I’m going and how long I’ll be gone. If my day is pretty planned, I can usually stash what I need in there and enjoy not lugging a big bag around with me all day.

    • March 23, 2016 / 9:29 am

      I hear you, I do the same most times but smaller bags than clutch bags

    • March 23, 2016 / 9:28 am

      Sounds you rock the clutches big time

  9. March 22, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    I reserve clutch bags for big parties and balls as I’m usually carrying around a camera, a book, a bottle of water etc. and need a large handbag!

    • March 22, 2016 / 2:47 pm

      Awesome

  10. March 22, 2016 / 10:55 am

    I wouldn’t change anything! These are such beautiful choices! I love how light and airy they are for spring, and they all look so feminine. I love a good clutch. It feels like it totally pulls an outfit together.

    • March 22, 2016 / 11:11 am

      Thanks so much, I do try now and again lol

  11. March 22, 2016 / 8:08 am

    I need that pale pink bralet it is gorgeous and that waterfall jacket is stunning! I love the chambrary shirt too!

    • March 22, 2016 / 8:09 am

      Thanks Ana

  12. March 22, 2016 / 7:31 am

    I am one of those women who do not own a clutch. They are great for when you’re going to an event but even then I still have a small/medium sized bag. After reading this I think I need to get one.

    • March 22, 2016 / 8:08 am

      Small and medium sized bags are awesome with the amount of things we can pack in them

  13. Kita
    March 22, 2016 / 2:51 am

    I love clutch bags. I usually carry big bags due to kids but when I go out with friends, I like to go for a clutch or small handbag.

    • March 22, 2016 / 6:33 am

      When I go out its either my cross over bag or just my phone lol

  14. March 22, 2016 / 2:46 am

    These pieces are very stylish! I have never got into carrying a clutch- I am just more of a purse girl.

    • March 22, 2016 / 6:33 am

      Thanks, I do love my purse more than my clutch bag though but now and again a clutch bag comes in handy

  15. March 22, 2016 / 1:01 am

    Clutch bags do look so elegant and sophisticated. I love the beige pants with a tie at the waist. I’m adding those to my wish list!

    • March 22, 2016 / 6:32 am

      Awesome and thanks

  16. March 21, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    I was purse shopping today and almost bought a new clutch. It’s not like I can have too many. They are great when we go out for the evening.

    • March 22, 2016 / 6:31 am

      Hahahaha so true, you can’t have too many

  17. March 21, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    I am terrible for bags! I have hundreds (none are designer or anything, I just seem to collect bags). I have a few cluth bags in my collection. I need to try to “clutch my outfit”.

    • March 22, 2016 / 6:31 am

      Hahahaha I don’t have any designer bags but I do have a nice collection too

  18. March 21, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Clutch bags are SO cute. I’m so forgetful though, that I prefer a wristlet. I have to be able to hang onto it easily, and that’s the easiest way to do it for me. I love using them for weddings and other outings when my typical “mom purse” just won’t work.

    • March 22, 2016 / 6:29 am

      I love that mom purse, I don’t think I can manage wristlets as I get tired of them easily

  19. March 21, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    oh I love my clutch bags – loving that trouser and top set very classy indeed

    • March 22, 2016 / 6:29 am

      Thanks Emma

  20. March 21, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I really need to invest in more clutch bags! They’re so cute and practical for fun nights out on the town when you don’t want to carry a huge bag/purse. Love these looks <3

    • March 22, 2016 / 6:28 am

      I know right, that’s how I used to use them back during my clubbing days

  21. March 21, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    These are some really nice looks. The clutch bags you chose are cute. I love the black and gold patterned one.

    • March 22, 2016 / 6:27 am

      Thanks Liz

  22. March 21, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    I am loving the black and gold clutch it is absolutely beautiful – I am not very good at working clutches with outfits. x

    • March 22, 2016 / 6:27 am

      I am not either but working on it

  23. March 21, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    I buy more bags than I do clothes they bring me more joy! 🙂

    • March 21, 2016 / 6:57 pm

      Hahahaha my kind of woman

  24. March 21, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    For me, it’s all about the accessories. I love your outfit choice! That clutch is so cute. I love using a clutch to carry my essentials with me!

    • March 21, 2016 / 6:33 pm

      Thanks, accessories definitely go a long way into making an outfit

    • March 21, 2016 / 5:00 pm

      You’re welcome

  25. Pam
    March 21, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    Clutches are great for formal events when you don’t want to carry a big bag around. I always keep a few around to go with different outfits.

    • March 21, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      That’s true but because I hardly ever attend formal events I don’t tend to have any around

  26. March 21, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    I love the look of clutch bags but I always carry around way too much to be able to fit my stuff into them x

    • March 21, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      I know what you mean and thanks

  27. March 21, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    I have a couple of clutch bags but I normally only use them if the hubby and I are going out and I don’t have to drag my entire world with me. Funny that you mention your clubbing days… I used to tuck my id and my cash in my bra and leave everything else at home! LOL!!

    • March 21, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      Hahaha I remember tucking them in my boobs lol thanks

  28. March 21, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    I’m terrible with fashion. I think some country music songs may be talking about me 😉 I don’t own a single clutch but I do admire them. Your outfit selections are super cute!

    • March 21, 2016 / 1:11 pm

      Hahahaha I am sure you can throw together a nice enough outfit but thanks

    • March 21, 2016 / 11:40 am

      I am glad you like them, currently can’t pull the off but loving their look

  29. March 21, 2016 / 10:24 am

    I have a friend that loves clutch bags. I do think they can be cute, but I always have too many things in my bag to fit into one.

    • March 21, 2016 / 10:27 am

      I know right, I am always needing a bigger bag so don’t usually have clutch bags

  30. March 21, 2016 / 10:23 am

    My daughter loves her collection of clutch purses. I have a few but hardly ever use them. I need to follow your example and clutch some of my outfits.

    • March 21, 2016 / 10:24 am

      I am same as you but trying to change it up. Thanks Alli

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