Signed, sealed, delivered – the envelope clutch – it’s yours!
Have you noticed that everyone…and I do mean EVERYONE…is carrying an envelope clutch these days? I would like to offer up a suggestion on how you can have this look without spending a lot of $$.
If you work in an office or have been down the aisles of your local office supply center then you have surely seen a wide variety of plastic “portfolio” or “envelope” document folders.
This little collection on the right ranged in price from just under $2 (the basic red) to a massive $7.50 for the extra deep and floral printed purple!
Other colours that were available include bright greens and yellows as well as a range of pinks and a darker purple. Most of the styles came in many colours and a variety of sizes.
Not one was over $10!
So think outside the
box handbag. You can have a whole selection of different “envelope” clutches at a really reasonable price. Sure, lots of them are fairly translucent but clear bags are kind of trendy now so you would actually be working a current trend! And if you don’t want everyone on the train to see what you have in your clutches (pun intended), you can opt for a more opaque version like the black one above.
You may recognize these two looks from the recent Red, White and Blue series. I think the “envelope” clutches work really well with both of these looks. The white version is a little deeper and made of sturdier material than the standard plastic so it’s more appropriate for heavier usage, hard-working weekend looks and allow you to carry a few more items.
The red business “envelope” clutch was a little less expensive but is big enough for your phone, wallet, lipstick and a pen…plus a few other things you may not mind having on display. I think it works well for work because you can have it handy for running off to any meetings or getting out for a quick bite at lunchtime.
I’m contemplating using a whole punch to put a couple of holes in the white mesh version and attaching a length of chain so it could also be worn over the shoulder.
How great is this Tribal Look with the black “envelope” clutch. The texture on the clutch totally works with the tribal vibe and looks fantastic with the leather biker jacket.
I love using things in unexpected ways and that goes for items that we see and use everyday. Guaranteed that I’ll be making future trips down the office supply store aisles to keep an eye on new colours I can add to my envelope clutch collection.
This idea is signed, sealed and delivered to your doorstep for such a bargain price it has to be hard not to get your clutches on it!
Would love to know what you think about this idea. Would you carry one of these envelope clutches? Or do you think you’ll return them to sender?
*man, I shouldn’t write so late at night, it obviously brings out the silly in me!*
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