SS13 Trends: Clutch Bags
Now it appears that Robert Pattinson is once more off the market, it’s time to turn our attention to a new form of arm candy, and this season’s clutch bag trends are sufficiently gorgeous to make us forget about R-Patz… for now, at least.
Jewel-toned metallics are hot this season, thanks to Burberry’s runway of shimmering metallic trench coats, and clutch bags are no exception to the candy-wrapper-esque look. Pick a purse in a shiny shade of emerald, ruby or sapphire, or else embrace the season’s other colourful trend- Neon. Eye-burningly bright fluorescent hues are big news right now, with popping pinks and citric tones courtesy of Oscar de la Renta, Simone Rocha and House of Holland to name a few. MSGM’s cruise collection takes on two trends, centring pieces around neon florals and bold monochrome stripes, which provide a refreshing makeover to the boring black bag. For those magpies amongst you searching for some sparkle- the statement embellished clutch is for you.
My favourite clutch of the season is for the fashion risk takers- the revival of the transparent Lucite bag, once popular with a certain Ms Monroe back in the 1950’s. These perspex purses have been spotted on many a member of the fash-pack, displaying their contents for the world to see. But for those more concerned with their privacy, opt for a style with an inner pouch.
Where shape is concerned, structured box bags take centre stage with fashionistas trading in their soft purses for a modern, hard case clutch. Elsewhere, SS13 also sees clutches of the fold over style alongside maxi envelope clutches for chic daytime carrying.
This guest post is by Rosie Crompton, a fashion journalist for fashion search engine,