Clutch bags. My obsession for a long time now. Why? Because it's so freaking cute! and very versatile too.
I recently bought one from HongKong with studs (my favorite) and this particular 'clutch' doubles up as a wristlet, an across body bag, and a clutch with a mini strap and of course a plain old clutch.. I'm totally in LOVE with it. I got it just yesterday, because while packing in HK, it went in my aunt's luggage and ended up in Dubai, but we are together again at last!!
So since for the last 24 hours, I have been looking very lovingly at my new bag, I decided to analyse other clutch bags too..
There's something really cute and very girly about envelope clutches. It's like carrying around a piece of your favorite mail, in a cute color or print. And don't worry, you will not look like a mail man if you carry one of these! Yes my sister says the silliest things at times!!
Anything quilted reminds me of Chanel. Like these black ballerinas I had, which got worn out, so I bought another new one.. And then another.. Something about quilting is just so classic and yet so modern. Owning at least one quilted bag is a must I say, irregardless whether if it's a clutch or any other type!
Sometimes a clutch is so boring you just have to take it up a notch. Onto a completely different level. These beauties are hot stuff, and are best suited for night outs or drinks with the girls (because only girls will appreciate it, boys make fun!)
As much as we would all love to rock those 5 inch (or even 6) stilettos, our feet need a lot of love & care. Torturing your feet in high heels is not advisable. Sometimes its good to give your feet, which I must say are the most hard-working parts in everyone's body, a little bit of rest.
No you don't have to stop walking, but wear comfortable shoes so that your feet don't suffer!
Here are some gorgeous alternatives to sink your feet into..
But remember, flats might not always help. Its always good to keep shoes with different heels, each that come with their own pros and cons.
For example, wearing entirely flat shoes are not very good either.
Make sure your flats have good support, so that there is no stress on your heels, while you walk. I have always experienced this horrible pain right at my heels when I wear flats for more than 8-9 hours.
Its also been proven that flats can strain the achilles tendon that runs from the back of the heel, and also the calf muscles in the back of the leg!
Flip flops are also considered one of the worst as there is no support whatsoever.
So hence, when you buy your next pair of flats, try and settle for a little cushioning at the heel and do not wear them for long hours.
On days when you get feet pain, soak them in warm water for a while.
It's absolutely okay if your flats have a tiny built in hidden wedge heel.
And finally, alternate between your shoes. One day wear high heels, another day, wear some flats and the other a nice pair of wedges.
Sometimes functionality is way better than fashion. Just sometimes!
Funny that I say summer must-haves right? When it's almost monsoon here in India.. Well before the rains actually kick in for real, we still have a lot of summer left over.. With the scorching and totally unbearable heat, here are some wardrobe must-haves to keep you cheery and happy till the rains..
Coral Dorothy Perkins chiffon maxi, lime Miss Selfridge bandeau maxi dress, Jane Norman feather print maxi dress, Warehouse stripe maxi dress, Haute Hippie Embellished silk-crepe maxi dress, Monsoon sunnie stripe maxi dress, Ella Moss printed maxi dress, Etro Floral embroidered crepe maxi-dress, Tibi color blocked maxi dress, blue Dorothy Perkins maxi dress
Pale pink Rag&Bone 'boyfriend' tee, coral Calypso St Barth V-neck tee, blue Rag&Bone tee with pocket, sky blue James Perse cotton t-shirt, pink Karl Marc John t-shirt, white Victoria Beckham placket tee, grey Zadig & Voltaire t-shirt, mint American Vintage tee, red Madewell tee.
Rare London floral lantern skirt, Dolce&Gabbana jacquered mini skirt, floral Mango skirt, Alice+Olivia high waist skirt, watercolor skirt from House of Fraser, purple Prabal Gurung pencil skirt, Dolce&Gabbana knee length skirt, Erdem high waist skirt, Dries Van Noten Shalimar Floral Print Skirt, blue skirt from River Island, Mango mini mullet skirt, Juicy Couture cotton blend skirt, Jane Norman floral border skirt, ivory Roberto Cavalli pleated skirt, Topshop floral skater skirt, Miss Selfridge skater skirt.
Ramie Bib Front Shirt, East Roma Light Linen Shirt, Citronelle, Acne Joy Linen Shirt, Frank and Eileen Barry cotton shirt, J Crew linen shirt, Farhi by Nicole Farhi Light Beige Linen Shirt, Calypso Marissa Linen Striped Shirt, Romwe Standing Collar Beige Shirt, Stanwells cream pocket shirt, Steven Alan Reverse Seam Shirt, Windsmoor Cerise linen overshirt, Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran leather hobo
Mid-blue Debenhams vest, blue vest from WoolRich, Scotch-Soda distressed denim vest, Miss Selfridge light wash gilet, Old Navy Womens Raw Edged Denim Vest, J Crew denim vest, Only denim vest, Mango waistcoat, Scotch-Soda bleached denim vest, Vila denim waistcoat, Topshop vintage sleeveless jacket, True Religion striped vest.
Thakoon Addition sheer panel sundress, Oasis ruched sundress, Oasis tribal strappy sundress, blue Mango dress, yellow Dorothy Perkins dress, striped Kate Spade dress, yellow Michael Kors dress, rainbow stripe dress from Bank Fashion UK, Forever New striped dress, Topshop cut-out sundress, printed Topshop dress, sleeveless Marni dress, tangerine Cacharel dress, lace strappy topshop dress, Zimmermann Dreamer floral-print cotton-voile sundress.
Alexander McQueen Mid-rise straight-leg cropped jeans, Topshop White Baxter Jeans, rag & bone Mid-rise skinny jeans, Ralph Lauren 'Boyfriend' capri pant, Topshop White Flocked Ditsy Leigh Jeans, Victoria Beckham Denim Twist coated mid-rise skinny jeans, Acne Denim skirt, L'Agence Stretch-denim skirt, Current/Elliott White Denim Button Up Skirt, Mango shorts, True Religion Jayde Boyfriend Optic White Denim Shorts, True Religion Joey Optic White Embellished Denim Shorts.
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli texured-leather tote, J.Crew Edie Attaché leather tote, Louis vuitton Stephen Sprouse Roses Neverfull MM, Michael Kors Hamilton Large textured-leather tote, Prada Large Saffiano Luxe Shopper, Givenchy Mint Python Skin Antigona Medium Tote Bag, Niia Borsa Arancio Shopper With Zipper Closure, Asos Leather Bucket Tote Bag, Mulberry Del Rey leather tote, Rochas Bag, Blue Leather Tote Bag from Sheinside.com, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli croc-effect leather tote.
Chanel vintage Cropped Jacket, Ohne Titel Long sleeve sweater, Contrast-Collar Cropped Cardigan from Yes Style, Dsquared2 cropped cotton cardigan, Joseph cropped cardigan, See by Chloé Bicolour Cropped Cardigan, American Vintage Petrol Cropped Silk Cardigan, Vero Moda Cardigan Hope Blue, Dries Van Noten ‘Jumbo’ cotton knit cardigan, Dolce & Gabbana Cropped cardigan, Lace Cropped Cardigan from Oasis, Benetton Cardigan.
Haute Hippie Ruffled silk-georgette halterneck top, Jessica Simpson Printed Open-Back Top, Rebecca Taylor Whimsy Top, Monsoon Nadu Top, Chelsea Flower Embellished georgette blouse, Elizabeth and James Silk Ruffled Tank, Rare London Plait Strap Tunic, Calypso St. Barth Edenia Silk Lace Top, Rebecca Taylor Elegant Eyelet Blouse, Cynthia Steffe Sleeveless Silk Tiered Blouse, Alice+Olivia Gathered Tank, French Connection Striped Silk Top.
Markus Lupfer striped short, Stella McCartney Aude Striped Cotton Shorts, Quiksilver Chambray Stripe Shorts, blue horizontal stripe shorts from River Island, Carve Printed and embroidered cotton shorts, navy breton stripe shorts from River Island, Proenza Schouler Shorts, Stripe Cheeky Short from wintchery.com, Alice+Olivia High waist stripe shorts, M Missoni Bermuda striped denim shorts, Topshop High Waist Stripe Shorts, Elephant Stripe Shorts from Matalan.
Blue Rag&Bone leather capris, coral Alice + Olivia Arthur cropped silk-blend crepe pants, pale coral Seven For All Mankind Roxanne cropped chinos, red Kenneth Cole cropped trousers, mustard Matthew Williamson croppped cigarette pants, purple Max Mara cropped pants, pink DKNY ankle pants with side zips, tangerine Burberry Brit cropped trousers, purple Blumarine capri trouser, mint Diane Von Furstenberg cropped pants, sky blue Current/Elliott cotton-twill chinos, blush pink Adriano Goldschmied super skinny ankle pants, blue Alexander McQueen zipper detailed capris, cameo pink Rag&Bone zipper detail ankle pants, coral Nicole Farhi crop trousers, lemon Tory Burch cropped trousers, raspberry capri trousers from Topshop, dull orange Missoni cropped pants
Nine West Shoes, Bardough Wedge Sandals, Lipsy Tilly Wedge Sandal, Jessica Simpson Stevania - Coffee Summer Haze, Dorothy Perkins white leather strappy sandal, Dolce Vita Julia - Coral Suede, Aldo Rinks Floral Wedge Sandals, Bertie Gerino Leather Suede Fusion Wedge Sandals, Turquoise, Mulberry Woven Sandal Lemon Sherbet Spongy Patent, Steve Madden Pamelaaa wedges.
Roksanda Ilincic Rafiya Swimsuit, Zimmermann Devoted floral-print swimsuit, Lanvin Leopard-print swimsuit, Yves Saint Laurent Cut-Out Swimsuit, Opening Ceremony Balconette One Piece Swimsuit, Tibi Printed bandeau swimsuit, We Are Handsomethe Vacation Scoop Back One Piece Swimsuit from Coggles, Zimmermann Savannah floral-print strapless swimsuit, Pink Mock Wrap Swimsuit from Wallisfashion.com, Miss Selfridge black vintage 1 piece, Linea Goddess Swimsuit from House of Fraser, Lanvin Body suit, Norma Kamali Ruched halter neck swimsuit, Mara Hoffman Techno Animal printed swimsuit, La Perla Ecru Silk-Blend Jane Swimsuit.
Full Tilt Wild Womens Tank from Tillys, Laurels Tank from All Saints, Full Tilt It's My Life Womens Tank from Tillys, white tank from stun-l.com, Rebel Yell Born to Party Racer-back Tunic Tank Top from House of Fraser, H&M Top, Juicy Couture Love & Juicy V-Neck Tank, Beach Bum from Wild Fox Couture, Billabong Your World Buckle Tank Top, Evil Twin Eat My Dust Tank from Generalpants.com, Billabong Backdoors Womens Tank, Miss Selfridge In Your Dreams Slogan Tank, Juicy Couture Slim Sleep Tank, Get Lost In The Music Tank from Delias, Delicious Couture Love Hurts print tank top from Harvey Nichols.
Juicy Couture Large Straw Beach Tote, Pull and Bear striped beach basket, Vans Beach Bird Tote Bag, Terre Rouge Large fabric bags , Terre Rouge Large fabric bags from lespommettes, Marni Striped raffia and leather tote, Sensi Studio Striped Maxi Tote from Calypso St Barth, Kate Spade New York Point Breeze Small Coal, Dorothy Perkins Yellow spot straw basket, Juicy Couture Miami Straw Tote, Madewell Bamboula Ltd. Beach Bag, Beach You to It Bag from Modcloth.
Proenza Schouler Tassel Flat Sandal in Brown, braided H&M Sandals, Calypso Cocobelle Suede Tie Sandal, Braided T-Strap Sandal from Wet Seal, Steve Madden Bethany Sandal, Bc Footwear Bc Sting Ray Sandal from swell.com, Billabong Woven In Time Sandal, Reed Krakoff Ankle cuff leather sandals, Mango sandals, Conley's Sandals from conleys.de, Isola 'Adriel' Flat Sandal Gold Snake 8 M from Nordstorm, Aldo Kukura flats, Zara Studded Ankle Strap Sandal.
River Island green wide leg stripe trousers, Carrisse Wide Leg Trouser from Coast Stores, Antonio Marras Casual pants, Yves Saint Laurent extra wide trouser, Tree Print Wide Leg Trousers from Topshop, Alice + Olivia Printed stretch-crepe wide-leg pants, Alice+Olivia Sunflower print wide leg trousers, Paul & Joe Cliketis wide-leg twill pants, Jane Norman Blue Fan Print Palazzo Pants, Elie Saab Wide Leg Trousers.
Essie Coral Nail Polish Shades, NARS 'Thakoon' Nail Polish, Opi Dulce De Leche, M·A·C 'Beth Ditto' Nail Lacquer, Le Metier de Beaute French Lilac Nail Lacquer, Essie Nail Color, Navigate Her- Limited Edition!, River Island mint green nyx salon nail polish, Essie Sure Shot Resort Collection Nail Polish 2012, Debenhams Mini colour pistachio nail polish, Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish, Forever 21 Only Orange Nail Polish, Models Own Nail Varnish from republic.co.uk, RGB NAILS Too Red from beckleyboutique.com, Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Rouge Nail Polish, River island neon yellow nyx salon nail polish, Dior New Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer, Illamasqua Nail Varnish from Sephora, Nars Thakoon Nail Polish in Amchoor.
Tsumori Chisato Coffee Scallop Sunglasses, Valentino D-frame lace-print acetate sunglasses, The Row Tortoise Shell Cat Eye Sunglasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs Wayfarer sunglasses, Ray-Ban 'Classic Wayfarer' 50mm Sunglasses, 80s - Lillian Floral Half Frame Wayfarers, Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses, Vintage Amber/Green Marbled Wayfarer Sunglasses from American Apparel, Black Floral Diva Sunglasses from Retro city Sunglasses, Tiny Elm Print Sunglasses from Orlakiely.com, Dior Striped Rounded Wayfarer Sunglasses, Asos Morgan Billie Jo Clear Glasses, House of Harlow 1960 Emily Sunglasses in Panther, Selima Sun® for J.Crew Belle sunglasses, Dot Dash Shabazz Sunglasses from Swell, Holcombe Sunglasses from Jack Wills, Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses, Dolce & Gabbana Happy Leo Acetate Sunglasses, Katie Sunglass from American Apparel, Flag Frames Aviator Sunglasses from Romwe, Dolce & Gabbana Cube Sunglasses
Tory Burch Cactus Wreath Necklace, Marni Woven canvas necklace, Bcbgeneration Coachella Silver Gold Woven Charm Bracelet, Assad Mounser Nomad Collar, Chloé Leather Woven Chain-Link Necklace, Venessa Arizaga Salty Lime silver-plated diamanté bib necklace, Topshop Premium Woven Collar, Atelier Swarovski by Philip Crangi, Laurel Necklace, Metallic Gold, Falchi By Falchi Necklace, Gold Tone Turquoise Ribbon Necklace, Lanvin Tweed Pearl Choker, Maria Calderra Beaded necklace, Chloé Rebecca woven brass and leather chain bracelet. Miansaikillick blue bracelet from coggles.com, Michael Kors macrame fireball bracelet, Asos sdustable lightening charm barcelet, River Island orange beaded bracelet, Madewell market-weaver bracelet, Nine West vintage friendship bracelet, naval gold plated button charm recycled bracelet from Etsy, Chan Luu graduated wrap bracelet, Michael Kors double-wrap braided leather bracelet, turquoisebijoux bar by Vivien Frank Skull leather wrap bracelet, navy blue chiffon silk bracelet from Amazon, Aurelie Bidermann bracelet, threaded ' Ruke Britannia' Shamballa bracelet, navajo friendship bracelet from Fatface.com, Juicy Couture pave friendship bracelet, Mulberry hot fuchsia peace bracelet, Maria Rudman long tan bracelet, Asos Orelia plaited flower friendship bracelet.
Poppie Jones Woven Cross Body Bag from dsw.com, Aldo Mcenroe Cross Body Bag, Smythson Emily Sling Bag, Kristen Cross Body Bag Yellow, Nine West Predictable Mini Bag, Bottega Veneta Violet Intrecciato Nappa Cross Body Bag, Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Clutch, MARC BY MARC JACOBS Crossbody, red Dooney & Bourke Small Bubble Cross Body, Sky blue Urban Expressions Natalie Cross Body Bag, orange Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal To The Metal Flap-Over Bag, mauve Matt & Nat Stardust Rowan Bag from Asos, Audrey Brooke Dolce Color Block Cross Body Bag, Rebecca Minkoff Neon Mini M.A.C., Green Debenhams mock croc satchel bag, teal Rafe New York Ariana Pebble Leather Cross-Body, lime yellow See by Chloe Twirl small leather cross body, Neiman Marcus Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile Wallet on Chain, blue Alexander McQueen Amwell mini cross body bag, Juicy Couture Color Block Cross Body, Christopher Kon across body bag, Fendi Zucca-Embossed Shoulder Wallet, Anna Stitch Detail Cross Body Bag, Alexander Wang Lia Sling Messenger Bag.
Forever 21 Wide Cable Elastic Belt, Mango Elastic Waist Belt, Dsquared Waist Ocean Velours Leather Belt, Reiss Josie Chain And Rope Suede Belt, Rhinestone Studded Elastic Belt Red from evogues.com, blue braided belt from J Crew, off white Pretty Elastic Belt from witchery.com, River Island light beige wide waist belt, black Olympus Front Link Elastic Belt, J Lynch Python Skin Lara Belt, fuchsia Paul Smith Skinny Belt, Papaya Clothing elastic double buckle belt, Lanvin Strass Adorned Flower Applique Belt, red Lacoste Women's Leather Belt , Oscar de la Renta Gold-plated leaf-buckle leather belt, Forever 21 Woven Front Belt, Teal Asos Soft Skinny Leather Belt, Burberry Prorsum Woven Straw And Leather Belt, Topshop Beaded Wide Belt, Forever 21 Woven Stretch Belt, J Lynch Red Cut Out Lambskin Belt, tangerine Carlos Miele Braided Red Leather Belt, Miso Neon Skinny Belt from republic.co.uk, Anna SuiI Gold Sparkle Belt, A|Wear Purple 3 Gold Keeper Skinny Belt, Mango Shiny Slim Belt.
Beige Hat Attack Sunhat with Metallic Ribbon, Baby pink Paul Smith Straw Sun Hat With Dandelion Silk Tie, shaded Roxy By The Sea Hat, black Lanvin Wide Brim Hat, orange Summer straw hat from J Crew, jade green Rag & Bone Woven Hat, blue Women'S Shapeable Poolside Sun Hat from Amazon, tan Woodbridge Floppy Hat from John Lewis, Navy stripe floppy hat from Debenhams, white Noel Stewart Wide Brim Beach Hat, pink French Connection Felicity Floppy Hat, Timney Stripey floppy hat from House of Fraser, blue Kate Spade Garden Society Floppy Hat, beige Forever 21 Sashed Floppy Hat, striped Pieces Apricot Nelly Floppy Hat.
Debenhams Fluorescent Yellow Deco Flower Drop Earring, Anton Heunis Blue And Gold Diamond Shaped Drop Earrings from Asos, Fiona Paxton Mareli Bead & Chain Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane Ruby Oval Beaded Chandelier Earrings, Neon Chevron Drops from baublebar.com, Anton Heunis "Marvelous Maharaja" Sleek Gold-Tone Tear Drop Earrings, Stella & Dot Cleo Fringe Statement Earrings, Dannijo Green Bertie Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane Aqua Beaded Statement Earrings, Badgley Mischka Green Crystal Statement Earrings, Tarina Tarantino "Classic" Siam Chandelier Style Earrings, Carolee Lux Rock On Large Multicoloured Chandelier Earrings from John Lewis, Oasis Dip Dye Feather Drop Earrings from Asos, Erickson Beamon Modern Mogul Neon Statement Earrings, Jack Vartanian Double Drop Ruby Earrings, River Island Tribal Shape Dangle Earrings, House of Harlow 1960 14KT Gold Tassel Crescent Earrings, Kate Spade Chandelier Earrings, Asos Jewelled Triangle Doorknocker Earrings, Chamak By Priya Kakkar Green Flower Crystal Earrings, Roberto Cavalli Gold-plated Swarovski crystal earrings, Marni Figurine and crystal drop earrings, Juicy Couture Rhinestone Chandelier Earrings, Amrita Singh East Lake Earrings, ChanelVintage Logo Earrings.
Amrita Singh Heather Scarf, Ikou Tschüss The Flag Cotton Scarf With Crochet Trim, Guess by Marciano Giffin Scarf, Juicy Couture Striped Linen Scarf, J Crew printed Summer scarf, Dior Carre Runaway Silk Scarf, BCBG Abstract Printed Scarf, Clinch Scarf from zenggi.com, Versace Printed Woven Modal Linen Scarf, Erdem Bergen Flower printed modal and cashmere-blend scarf, Rag&Bone Striped Watercolor Scarf, H&M Scarf, East Penny Print Crinkle Scarf, White from John Lewis, Antik Batik Carnea Aqua Embroidered Scarf, Emilio Pucci Signature Square Yellow Printed Silk Scarf, Dolce & Gabbana Pepper-print silk-satin scarf.
Sorry for making you squint to read the names! But with a larger font, some looked like really big paragraphs (earrings, belts, sling bags)!
P.S. - These are suggestions! You don't really have to have them all? Or maybe you do? I don't know, you decide!