Are you still carrying your satchel/carryall that poses as a handbag out to dinner at night? Your small carry-on bag with baggies of Goldfish, an extra diaper, maybe a makeup bag you used on the way to work, or all your receipts so you can eventually get to the mall to make your returns?
Yeah, not very chic for drinks out with the girls or hosting the company's VP or a romantic tete-a-tete. You know what a large bag tells people? You're HM. Or so I've been told. Harrumph.
What's that under her coat? A clutch. Brilliant way to streamline an outfit. Photo credit lolobu.
You need a going-out clutch and I'm going to show you how 4 women pack theirs with the essentials to keep life simple and low maintenance.
Here's the clutch of a fun-loving girl about town, and clearly the world because she carries her passport with her for a quick exit, and she needs to retouch and fluff up occasionally throughout the evening.
Our next fashionista is a true girly-girl (see that pink clutch?). She loves glamour. She primps, fluffs and gets gussied up and likes to stay that way all night. Here's what's in her clutch:
Now here's a girl who knows what's up. The Western Glam thing is a thing.
Now for our final going-out clutch. Let's take a look:
I wonder who is so young that she still has to carry her driver's license around for when she's carded? The other clutch owners must be, like, old or something.
Here's your final tip: For day to evening, you're going to put this small clutch inside your satchel/carry-on/day bag and when you go straight from the office or a meeting or a ballgame to some hip restaurant, pull out your clutch and transfer your larger bag into the trunk of your car. Now who's gonna think you're HM?
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