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So Clutch! Our Favorite Clutch Essentials

Posted on 27 June 2018

Sometimes when running around New York, I hum the lyrics to a song I once heard on a “Sex and the City” episode, “hot child in the city, runnin’ wild, lookin’ pretty!” I couldn’t help but wonder (see what I did there?), how does one run around the city and still look pretty when just carrying a clutch that can only hold so much?

We asked the ladies of Mestiza New York what clutch they like to use and what’s inside!

 

Louisa

I don’t like to carry a huge bag when I’m running around in my Mestiza dress. I’ve had this J. McLaughlin clutch forever. It’s neutral and goes with most of my outfits and I always get so many compliments. It doesn’t have much space so I have to be thoughtful in what I pack. I try to aim for small items that are 100% necessary or have a multi-use function. For instance, I love this Jane Iredale lipstain because it can also function as blush for my cheeks. Some mist I can spray on my face to control excess shine, then the necessities like a credit card, ID, and cell phone.

What’s in Louisa’s clutch?

  1. Bamboo Clutch from J McLaughlin in Natural
  2. Hourglass Gel Eyeliner
  3. Spare Business Card and Credit Card
  4. Dior Pearl Earrings
  5. Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Red
  6. iPhone
  7. Shiseido Ibuki Quick Fix Mist
  8. Gum

And Louisa’s favorite dress to pair this clutch with? The Valentina Fit and Flare!

I absolutely adore this lace dress! It’s the perfect piece for my summer closet – it’s got classic style to it, and can be worn for everything from cocktail parties to evening galas. I even brought it with me to Italy when I visited while on vacation earlier in the summer!

 

Molly

I pride myself on being a (semi) minimalist – I like to have multiple uses for each item I own, which is why I love this yellow floral Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag. It’s perfect for day or night, errands or a party! In my purse I always have my Bite lipstick and signature Philosophy Ballet Rose, just in case. I also can’t leave my apartment without my AirPods and sunglasses, so I can ignore people in style!

What’s in Molly’s clutch?

  1. Rebecca Minkoff Christy Small Crossbody
  2. ANKER Portable Charger
  3. Bite Beauty Multistick in Brioche
  4. Cat Eye Sunglasses
  5. Fenty Beauty Blotting Paper
  6. Philosophy Ballet Rose
  7. AirPods
  8. Pearl Bobby Pins
  9. Pocket Brush

And what dress does Molly love most paired with this clutch? Our Shimmy Shimmy Tassel Dress in Pacific Blue!

This tassel sleeve dress is perfect for any and every occasion, just like my clutch! It can be dressed up for cocktails and champagne, or dressed down as the perfect outfit for running around New York in. It’s so trendy, and whenever I wear it I always make the perfect statement.

 

Alessandra

I love a good statement clutch and my Cult Gaia Mini Angelou bag in Malachite is my favorite. It’s no surprise that I’m drawn to anything with tassels or fringe and it’s the only bag I know that is just as high impact as the dress I’m wearing it with. When out on the town I try to travel light with my drunk elephant lip balm, a pair of sunglasses, phone, credit card, and ID.

What’s in Alessandra’s clutch?

  1. Cult Gaia Mini Angelou Bag in Malachite
  2. iPhone and Apple Earbuds
  3. Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm
  4. House Key
  5. Leather Card Case for ID and Credit Cards
  6. Celine Square Sunglasses

Alessandra’s go-to dress when she’s using this clutch? The Katalina One Shoulder Ruffle Midi in Magnolia!

I love making a statement as soon as I walk through the door, and pairing these two pieces together is the perfect chace to do that. The Katalina dress is one of the most glamorous outfits in my closet, and is the perfect occasion dress for me. It’s affordable couture that looks high end, which fits in perfectly with my budget and my lifestyle.

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