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Eliem Fashion by Elizabeth Maria

Clutch purse

Clutch purse and Handbag: The difference


Many people are often led to confusing clutch purses and handbags, believing that these two terms are synonyms to mean a single type of purse.

In reality, this is not the case at all, as a purse normally has a small handle and/or a shoulder strap, while a clutch purse is different from a handbag in that it has neither a handle nor a shoulder strap.

But, if you want to know more about it, keep reading this article because I’m going to explain in detail the difference between a clutch purse and a handbag.

What is a clutch purse, and how can it be combined?

A clutch bag is a very small, rigid bag that can be carried by hand, with either a zip or interlocking.

In addition, you can insert your fingers in the handle part as if it were a ring, making the clutch a real elegant and chic handbag.

As far as its combination is concerned, during the day I suggest you choose a model with ethnic pattern and electric blue or similar colors, while for the evening you could choose a model with beads, stones or crystals to make your bag stand out during the night.

What is a handbag and how you can combine it?

Unlike the clutch,  the handbag is a small, soft, non-rigid handbag, that can be carried either by hand or shoulder, thanks to the presence of a small handle or comfortable shoulder strap.

Also, it can be used for important events, where an elegant dress code is required, and informal occasions with friends, such as a happy hour in the city center.

To be able to match it, instead, I recommend you to decide on a soft model, with an envelope shape and simple, for the daytime and match it, maybe, with a pair of jeans, a blouse, and a trench, while for the evening a smaller model (pochette small) is ideal, which can be matched with a coat and simple pumps.

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