Sarah Jessica Parker carrying a Prada clutch
photos from vogue.com
and there spotlight on clutches
Diane von Furstenberg printed clutch
Jil Sander Spring 2011 RTW colorblock with clutch
If your one of the women who usually fills a bag to the max with all types of stuff you probably haven't seen in years, then this seasons trends of clutches is going to take you completely out of your comfort zone. To say the least, this spring/summer season you need to carry the least. Necessities like your phone, keys, and that perfect shade of lipstick is the only thing that’s going into your small bag this season. And I must say as a high school girl who lugs enough bags around from class to class during the week, my hands and shoulders are usually free from the unkindly burden of a 10 pound bag, but now I have finally found a trend that I may actually follow. Not one to directly follow any specific trends, the four finger clutch from Alexander McQueen first caught my eye during the early fall months. As soon as my grandma's vintage clutch that I featured in my "The EX Boyfriend Sweater" (http://bobbieaustinscloset.blogspot.com/2011/03/ex-boyfriend-sweater.html) entered my closet a couple months ago, I could already tell I am going to love picking up a clutch instead of a hobo. When you really think about it, what do we need to carry in our big bags that are so important, I think men have the right concept, big pockets enough for a phone and a wallet. Now we have our clutches that have enough space for the same thing-maybe next spring season designers will decide to axe the clutch and add the extra space in our pockets.
Ecote UO Clutch