The MyBag Guide to the Clutch Bag: A Trend Update

As a fashion accessory, the clutch bag is undoubtedly up there with dresses, jewellery and shoes, forming the quartet of a statement making outfit. But while the clutch was once deemed a nocturnal accessory, we’re only recently discovering the daytime practical virtues of the popular bag. An embrace of minimalist living? A rejection of modern consumerism? Whatever the reason, the rise of the clutch has seen designers respond in recent years with a plethora of new and innovative styles ranging from utilitarian practicality to daring ostentation.

With such a wealth of styles and designs now in our midst, finding the perfect clutch bag has become an increasingly more challenging task. Whether it is fabrication, size, functionalities or design that is the deal breaker, the MyBag Guide to the Clutch Bag Update is designed to help you sort the wheat from the chaff and help you discover the clutch bag that best suits your wants and needs.


The Classic

Distinguished by its timeless design, the classic clutch bag is an essential with versatility to see you through formal events or more dressy nights out. Due to its classic design, when it comes to finding your perfect clutch, the devil is in the detail: look carefully at the quality of the leather and hardware, think about the style of fastening you need, and keep one eye out for functional features such as slip pockets or card slots which can make all the difference in a smaller clutch.


The Statement

Whereas the classic clutch is all about subtle, complementing accessorising, the statement clutch is your go-to when looking to inject individuality and character into your outfit. Alongside a luxurious construction, your statement clutch bears maximalist features in its design, fabrication and details.

The Envelope

Instantly recognisable for its fold-over front, the iconic envelope clutch carries easily from day to night while retaining its timeless elegance. The perfect addition to any working wardrobe, this clutch updates the classic laptop bag whilst doubling up as a document holder.

The Party Wristlet

The clutch has become synonymous with the quintessential party bag, and with good reason. Its classic petite design comfortably carries all your soirée essentials without the weight, and designers have helped the clutch take the mantle of ultimate party bag by excelling in party-ready, often metallic designs. We have seen a rise in the pouch bag, usually in minature form held by the likes of Instagram elites and celebrities alike. Gone are the days are the palm held clasp clutches…

The Chain Strap

The cross body has officialy made it’s way into daytime wear, taking over the tradition tote and slouch bag. Updated with the chain trend, the cross body is an essential for every woman’s wardobe – fitting in the essentials whilst being the perfect transitional piece from daywear to everningwear. Try a chunky chain bag for extra effect…

The Top Handle

The top handle has become a creative element of the clutch bag as of late, featuring circular, straight and rectangle shapes. symbolising sophistication, the top handle has become a popular pick for workwear events and formal evenings. Often accompanied with an embellished design, the top handle clutch is one to watch…


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Olivia Seed

Olivia Seed


A minimalist fashion fan with high interests in the odd print or check. Constantly trying to make my home look like a catalogue; you can find me shopping for cute bedding, candles and other Instagrammable interior accessories.