Every special occasion requires a very special and unique handbag. Since a casual, daytime bag is a total fashion no-no when it comes to a formal event, the best choice is a clutch. This small item can instantaneously add sophistication and elegance to your outfit whether you pick a more simple model or, on the contrary, a colored or studded one. For spring/summer 2011 clutches can also be seen on the streets worn for casual outfits.


For the warmer season, a clutch can represent a versatile and practical accessory that can be worn both for a daytime, casual outfit, especially if you choose a body-cross type, or for a formal, evening event that requires a touch of elegance. Spring/summer 2011fashion brings a wide range of mesmerizing shapes, styles and colors in matters of clutch trends, from juicy, yummy colors for playful looks, or neutral, classic shades for chic appearances.

Summer is all about having the courage to try different color combinations and prints. Therefore, you shouldn’t be afraid to play with matching clutches for effortless, yet classy looks. Based on your lifestyle and needs, you can choose the appropriate clutch for hot summer days. Whether you go for a smaller or bigger version, you can team a clutch with jeans and ballerina flats or a feminine dress and a trench for windy spring days and still look gorgeous.

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There are certain clutch designs that are easier to match due to their color. Black and nude certainly go with every outfit into your wardrobe. You can find different models, such as patchwork, with bows, or studded. Besides, they can be found in a wide range of fabrics. If you are more into the retro looks, you can choose a special clutch with specific details. A black or brown leather clutch can be the appropriate choice for an office look.

A clutch is not only a distinctive, unique accessory, but is the right choice if you want to avoid back problems caused by too large bags. One practical and extremely popular model is the body-cross clutch. Its versatility allows you to wear it both in your hand or simpler on one shoulder. Regardless the way you choose to wear it, this type of clutch offers a very youthful look. Moreover, it is the best and the most comfortable option for a hot summer day.

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A clutch represents a piece of jewelry itself, therefore we should enhance its beauty choosing a soft, simple outfit and leave the clutch shine. A pair of ballerina flats, a pencil skirt, a white, basic t-shirt, a trench, a cashmere cardigan or a sweater are basic, simple, yet very effective pieces that matched with a well-chosen clutch, even a more colorful one, can upgrade your look so you can draw all the attention. For a singular appearance try a clutch with animal prints or one with unique embroideries.

Every fashion addict already knows that the rule compelling you to match shoes and handbag can easily be broken. Therefore, wearing vibrant colors when it comes to accessories means being bold and refreshing your style. Fuchsia, yellow and even neon are "in", especially when it comes to the warm season trends. A colored clutch can spice up your dull outfit in no time. If choosing a clutch in a strong color, remember to keep the rest of the outfit neutral. Another daring option is the metallic clutch, which is the perfect choice when going to a party. Team it with other disco accessories such as metallic, thin bracelets, and a dramatic makeup.

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