Basic bag #4: The clutch bag
A clutch bag is the perfect way to tote all of your little must-haves in a minimalist way. Get the most bang for your buck by purchasing a clutch in a neutral color that’s tame enough for day but
still has a bit of edge to transition to night.
Splurge: The lizard embossing on this Lucy Cloudy Clutch by Laura Merkin makes it exciting enough for a night on the town, while its subdued print makes it
daytime appropriate. $250 at NeimanMarcus.com.
Save: Pinch your pennies without pinching your style with this Angie & Lola Foldover Clutch in bone. Its sunburst design is sure to brighten your day.
$29.99 from Target.com.