We like to think of ourselves as on-the-go gals, always rushing from one place to the next. The problem is, when you’re constantly mobile, you’re also constantly lugging your life around with you. That’s why, for fall, we’ve made a conscious effort to streamline, which not only gives our shoulders and back a needed break, but also allows us to play with the season’s key carry-all shape: the clutch.
Ranging in an assortment of colors, textures, and shapes, choosing a strap-free bag is a super-simple way to chic up even the most basic outfit. From an oversize leather pouch for the office to a bright color-block version for a night out, we’ve rounded up clutches for every style, occasion and budget.
Leave those hefty bags at home — this season it's all about the clutch. From small boxy versions to oversized pouches, we tracked down clutches to suit every taste and budget.
Something minimal can leave a major impression.
Alexander Wang Adriel Lizard-Effect Clutch, $213.75; at the Outnet
This chic leopard clutch — a collab between cool clothing label Wren and bag queen Claire Vivier — is a fall-must-have that can easily be incorporated into any seasonal look. Plus, it's made from eco-friendly faux fur.
Wren x Claire Vivier Foldover Clutch, $200; at Claire Vivier
This fall, we're loving an oversized brown clutch (especially paired with blue jeans and a sleek overcoat for work).
Brown Button Clutch, $26; at Make Me Chic
Baroque-meets-western is a huge fall trend, and a clutch is a chic and subtle way to incorporate it into your wardrobe.
Embroidered Clutch Bag, $129; at Zara
How appropriate for an election year.
TOTeM Salvaged Appliquéd Clutch, $275; at Net-A-Porter
How much fun is this clutch covered in loopy sequins?
Loop Sequin Clutch; $61.50; at ASOS
Pyramid studs add a bit of edge to an oversized black leather pouch.
Above: Vanilla Clothing Leather Studded Clutch, $58; at Etsy
Add a touch of whimsy to a satin clutch with DVF's sultry pout hardware.
Diane von Furstenberg Carolina Lips Clutch, $345; at Neiman Marcus
A neutral clutch gets the modern treatment with laser-cut detailing.
Woodland Laser Cut Clutch, $56; at Topshop
Rachel Zoe's black leather clutch with gold hardware is a sleek classic.
Rachel Zoe Eve Clutch; $395; at Piperlime.com
Hop on this season's haute comic book trend with this super-fun (and super-affordable) version.
Super Clutch, $46; at Etsy
Anna Dello Russo's capsule collection for H&M went on sale last week, and its bright, over-the-top accesories are getting plenty of buzz. One look at this turquoise clutch and it's easy to see why.
Bag, $59.95; at H&M
Kate Spade's series of clutch bags made to resemble classic novels are full of charm.
Kate Spade Emma Clutch, $325; at Kate Spade
We're huge fans of American Apparel's chic jumbo pouches offered in a rainbow of colors and a variety of finishes including leather, suede and sleek patent leather.
Large Leather Carryall Pouch; $56; at American Idol
A boxy neutral clutch looks super-chic with everything from jeans to an evening dress.
Rebecca Minkoff Spring Minaudier, $228; at Revolve Clothing
Bright tones are a fun addition to an envelope clutch.
UO Colorblock Envelope Clutch, $34; at Urban Outfitters
We're loving fall's schoolgirl-inspired prints and this embroidered plaid clutch is a perfect rendition.
Invitation Clutch in Electric Plaid, $175; at J.Crew
Striking art-inspired prints infuse a splash of style into basic outfits.
Brushstrokes Still Life Clutch, $298; at Anthropologie
We're all about tomato-red leather to shake up an ordinary silhouette.
Botkier Hot Red Leather Matte Evan Plaque Clutch, $127; at Bluefly