accessories   //   July 21, 2015

SHOPPING LIST: MUST-CARRY CLUTCHES UNDER $150

When it comes to my bags, bigger is (almost) always better for me. My days are filled running around town to meetings and appointments and I never know just what I might need – so I bring it all. That means there’s usually a shoulder bag (I love the dividers in that one) or a tote around my arm. If you were to peek inside that bag, though, you’d find a small clutch or pouch of some sort. I rarely leave home without one. It not only helps to keep my bag from turning into a disorganized black hole (there is no better clutch for that job than this one) but it also makes for an easy transition when it’s cocktail time and I’m looking to ditch my oversize satchel in favor of a chic clutch.

There has been no shortage of adorable (and affordable!) clutches this season. In terms of basics, I rely on this one and this one. I also love anything from Clare V.  She has some great basics (this one) for under $150 – though her leopard clutch is totally worth the splurge, in my opinion. When I’m looking for something a little more fun, I opt for my Flou clutch. It’s the cutest little pouch, and its bright colors make it easy to spot.  I’ve also become a huge fan of Kayu clutches. I mean it doesn’t get more adorable for summer than this bag right here. For traveling, I’ve loved my Samudra pouch. I use it as a carrying case for my camera during the day and then pull it out on its own when my look needs a punch of print.

No matter what carryall clutch you’re after, you can find it without breaking the bank. Scroll through the lookbook above for 20 of my favorites – and tell me some of yours, too!