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The Must Have Summer Accessory: The Clutch

What do Roberto Cavalli, Tory Burch, and Emilio Pucci have in common? They all agree that this summer, the clutch is the must have accessory for both women and men. Whether it’s colourful, full of prints or simply leather, nothing finalizes your outfit better than the addition of your favorite clutch. Remember, you’re not fully dressed this summer until you’re carrying this summer’s number one accessory.

In the July 2012 issue of the Cosmopolitan, fashion advisers made a list of this summer’s top 5 ‘what’s sexy right now.’ To no surprise, the summer clutch came forth on the list; “right now, it’s all about rocking this night-out accessory in broad daylight.” Furthermore, according to Vogue’s July 2012 issue, we have to “forget amassing a collection of oversized handbags this summer and simply take hold and invest in a small and practical clutch.”

A great advantage to this summer’s must have accessory; the clutch, is that it was ‘in’ a few years ago as well. Thus, you may already be the owner of a vintage clutch. So this summer, take your old clutch out of the closet, carry it and flaunt it!

Another great point about the clutch is that it’s unisex. While most men will argue and say “no way!”, “it’s too feminine!” or even disagree by claiming that “the clutch is a fancy word for a purse”, they may be shocked to learn that small leather bags such as the clutch were first used by men centuries ago. So gentlemen, before going to a formal event this summer, make sure to finalize your outfit by carrying a quality leather clutch from either D&G, Gucci, Prada or Armani. This way, you’ll make a unique bold statement while turning heads!

My advice to you, instead of buying multiple clutches this summer, buy one that stands out, defines your taste and complements your outfit.

The views expressed in this opinion piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Prince Arthur Herald.

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