+ Look for Less

10th Commandment: July 3

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Melie Bianco Shayla Clutch ($39)

While there are some beautiful designer clutches for sale, I usually pay less than $50 for mine.  There are so many inexpensive, stylish bags on the market that you can find anything you need in a budget friendly price point.  And I get so many compliments on my $20 ASOS clutches, there is little reason to spend more.

Claire Vivier recently breathed new life into the foldover clutch, but this Urban Outfitters knock-off is a good alternative.  I also like this bone leather clutch with matte pewter hardware.  This oversize Forever21 clutch is also nice, and I like the tonal studs on this blush-pink clutch.

I would carry any one of these clutches on a random Tuesday to add a bit of vintage elegance to my work wardrobe.  I have most of the essentials doubled at work, so what I “need” to carry is not too much for a decent-sized clutch.

If it’s smaller clutches you are after, I love this box clutch with a panther on the clasp.  It’s very Studio 54.  I also like this neutral canvas and snakeskin frame clutch.  Andt this amazing minaudiere in opalescent white with a gold accent is just too good to miss.

P.S. The only clutch that I found while researching this post that would convince me to break my under-$50 rule is this gorgeous sting-ray embossed leather clutch with a lucite clasp.  Seriously, to die.

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  1. Joules says:

    Agreed on the inexpensive clutches! The one you have at the top is adorable.

    And yes, the BCBG clutch may be worth the splurge. Ultra cute.

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    July 3, 2013/Reply