Whether it's for a special occasion or an every day office staple, browse our edit of the best clutch bags for sleek, sophisticated style
Add a little edge to your ensemble with the best party clutches around
Searching for that all-important party clutch bag? Perfectly formed, light to carry and so much easier to find things in than our usual oversized bags, the clutch is the ultimate party accessory. And with so many different clutch bags on the high street, there's one for every taste and occasion.
But the clutch isn't just your evening outfit's best friend; this clever buy is the ultimate chic accessory for busy women on the move. When your bag is smaller (and let's face it - many of us have bags that are the size a small piece of luggage!), you're forced to be more economical with what you put in it - meaning only the bare necessities make the cut. This means you'll look stylish, without having to spend time and effort rooting through your bag to try and find your wallet.
Whether it's a classic black clutch bag with a twist you need for your next special occasion or an on-trend textured clutch to house your office essentials through the working week, this is the statement accessory to serve you for any upcoming event.
We've found 10 of the best clutch bags on the high street, from eye-catching sparkling affairs to chic all-black numbers. Metallic box clutches with textured detail are a failsafe for those on the hunt for a wedding guest accessory, while bright colour pop clutch bags work wonders to boost a workwear outfit. Want a bag that's effortlessly cool? Embroidery or embellishment clutch bags look fabulous for a laid-back party vibe.
So, whether you're hunting down an oversized clutch bag you can pop your iPad mini into or a simple statement box clutch to complete your event outfit, we've got the perfect bag for every style and occasion. Click through now to browse our pick of the ultimate accessory to lift your look...
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Oasis Embellished Box Clutch, £25
Whether it's an office Christmas party or special evening affair, Oasis' glittering black clutch is a style that won't date. With stunning embellishment, a chain strap and gold-tone hardware, you'll instantly garner admiring glances.
M&S Faux Leather Envelope Patent Clutch Bag, £10.50
This classic nude M&S clutch is a perfect wear-with-everything buy, from wide-legged trousers to an A-line skirt and blouse. The glossy patent texture will instantly add an elegant touch to any ensemble.
Whistles Leopard Snake Clutch, £68
Making a subtle nod to this season's animal print trend, this midnight blue and black offering from Whistles is undeniably chic. With a zip top and a detachable strap, it's the ideal place to store your party essentials.
Topshop Beaded Embellished Clutch, £50
Keen to make a statement? Look no further than Topshop's shimmering gold bag adorned with beads. We'll be pairing ours with a sleek black dress, a flick of winged eyeliner and a retro-inspired updo.
Monsoon Harper Embellished Clutch Bag, £36
Sparkling jewels bring a sophisticated high-end touch to Monsoon's burgunday satin clutch. Use it to totally transform an understated outfit in a matter of seconds.
Dune Petal Beaded Clutch, £47.20
With beautiful beading and a charming leaf-style pattern, this Dune clutch could easily be mistaken for an accessory straight from the 1920s. It promises to add a flapper-girl finish to your evening wear.
Jigsaw Mini Clutch, £35
If you can't resist a pop of red, Jigsaw's petite scarlet design is the clutch for you. Whether you carry it with you to work or team it with a white shirt, denim jeans and heels, this versatile number will see you through any occasion.
Warehouse Clean Bar Detail Clutch, £12.60
Warehouse have really impressed us with this designer-look clutch. Soft grey with an all-over snakeskin pattern, we've no doubt it will quickly become one of your favourite going out accessories.
Coast Felicia Pearl Clutch, £29
Diamonds might be a girl's best friend but pearls make an equally wonderful companion - which is why we only have good things to say about Coast's faceted cream clutch. It can handily be hung from the wrist if you don't fancy carrying it.
Next Jewel Boxy Clutch Bag, £22
Smart and structured with its boxy shape, this rectangular rose gold bag from Next could easily be mistaken as something crafted by a luxury fashion house.
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