Sometimes trends come along which are blissfully easy for us mamas to adopt – the recent vogue for oversized clutches is one of these… After all, we’re so used to bringing everything but the kitchen sink with us when we leave the house, it’s hard to slim down the supplies to tuck into an itty-bitty little bag! The good news is that in this case it’s really the bigger the better – you can even use an oversized clutch for daytime, to tuck your iPad or laptop in instead of a boring old case. And while you’re going big, you might as well make a big statement, with glitz, animal skin or bold colour…
We’ve rounded up the best bags to help you work the trend… Sassy Mama style!
First up, not-so-subtle sparkle is going to be huge for Autumn/Winter 2011, and if you’re not planning on rocking a sequinned mini, a clutch is a great way to give a nod to the look without committing fully. Keep well out of the hands of little magpies, this Anya Hindmarch number is for big girls only.
We’re steering clear of all possible cougar jokes and just saying that if you’re the type who likes to go a little wild on a night out, this Jimmy Choo cheetah print clutch is the one for you. The price tag is certainly hefty, but with an otherwise head-to-toe black outfit, you can let this clutch do all the talking. Meow!
If you prefer the (relative subtlety) of snakeskin, this supersized Michael Kors number is sleek and slinky, and comes in lots of different finishes in the same shape.
For ladies who are loud and proud, Hong Kong’s very own Love It (beloved of stylish mamas around town) has this Deux Filles en Fil clutch (HK2150) in stock at the mo. We’re fans of the super-soft leather and eye-popping hue. There’s a sale on at Love It right now, so you’ve got a great excuse to pop in!
Last but not least, our budget option is definitely a steal. This mock-croc clutch from Asos.com can do double-duty to the office and then out for drinks after, and at GBP25, it doesn’t necessarily have to be forever!