The line on clutches was pretty much that they were only safe to use at night.
Minaudiere styles by Bottega Veneta and Judith Leiber showed up in hand of every fashionista on red carpets. Now bigger is better, as oversized clutches which first started appearing on runways last fall and on celebs like Mary Kate Olsen, Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss are making their way into the mainstream. Oversized clutches are a great way to bring sophistication and individuality to any outfit.
The great thing about the newer styles is they can hold everything you need with extra compartments. Some come with straps or can expand to a larger size, and you can find cheaper versions at vintage stores, retailers like H&M and Urban Outfitters, or on eBay.
Here are some oversized clutch options that work for day and night, no matter if you’re doing a casual weekend brunch or are glammed up for a black tie party.
Marc by Marc Jacobs shimmer oversized clutch has a hideaway handle (also in Kelly green), $298 at net-a-porter
Chloe Nancy large flat tote with lucite and gold handles, $1,395 at neimanmarcus.com
Urban Outfitters Large Croco-embossed clutch (also in khaki), $38
Steve Madden pleated patent leather clutch (also in melon and white), $115 at Nordstrom.com
Topshop oversized snake trim clutch, $48.50
Burlington vintage Bordeaux leather clutch, $26 at theurbancollection.com