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8 Clutches you can bring to work

Daytime clutches that are perfect for the office

Your go-to work bag is probably a tote stuffed to the gills with stuff you don't need. Free yourself by ditching the extra weight and switching to a clutch.

These light, stylish bags still accommodate your necessities while giving you extra mobility — and a leg up on the office fashion game. Give your shoulders a break with these eight daytime-appropriate clutches.

1. Medina clutch

Medina clutch

This versatile brown leather clutch features a simple design of Moroccan-inspired geometric stitching and is large enough to house your tablet or any other essentials you tote to the office each day. Think how divine this would look with your dark denim skinny jeans on Casual Friday — or your polish cream shift dress any other day of the week. (Madewell, $130)

2. Colorblock envelope clutch

Colorblock envelope clutch

I've said it many times and it still rings true: colorblocking is one of the simplest and most effective ways to make you appear 150 percent more put-together. This colorblocked envelope clutch is no exception, with its sharp, modern look and metal bar detailing. Although it comes in black and white, I'd recommend the tan/red colorway for a splash of brightness. (Nordstrom, $48)

3. Canvas belted clutch

Canvas belted clutch

A simple canvas clutch is elevated to new heights with a classy tan-and-gold belt strap. The shape is defined yet has plenty of forgiving room for when you inevitably cram too many business or life supplies in there. Old habits die hard, but this bag will help. (Ann Taylor, $88)

4. Convertible fold-over clutch

Convertible fold-over clutch

Prefer a no-nonsense purse style? Enjoy flexibility? The fold-over convertible clutch from Express is for you. Choose between red and cream, both highly versatile colors, and then decide whether to go full-on clutch or add the straps for a crossbody affect. The choice is yours. (Express, $40)

5. Metallic clutch

Metallic clutch

Okay, so this is a bold choice and at first glance you may assume that a silver metallic clutch is better suited for a night out than a morning full of meetings. But think again. There is no reason why you can't rock something edgier at work, especially in purse form. The roomy size means you can stash plenty of gadgets, while the ornate black edges offer contrast to the bag's mirror shine. (Bloomingdales, $280)

6. Star-studded clutch

Star-studded clutch

The Ela Large Milck Clutch from Club Monaco has an asymmetrical silhouette and features a star-studded flap in a neutral shade for a quietly edgy statement. Best part? You can pretty much wear it with anything and add some instant spice to all those skirt-and-blazer combinations you're so sick of sporting. (Macy's, $498)

7. Arabella clutch

Arabella clutch

BCBGeneration's Arabella High-Maintenance Clutch comes in vibrant emerald, making it easy for you to add a pop of color to your workday neutrals. The shape is sophisticated, with a slightly vintage quality. Pair this with that pleated midi skirt that's been sitting in your closet since April, and a tailored blouse. (DSW, $50)

8. Floral clutch

Floral clutch

A patterned bag, like this oversized floral clutch, is a dream come true for those who like to mix prints without over-thinking the outfit. The old-school floral print on this roomy clutch from French Connection injects just the right amount of insouciant femininity. (Zappos, $68)

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