With nerves and expectations weighing on your mind, it can be extremely tough to know how to dress for a date. Whether you’ve been seeing someone for a few weeks or are meeting them for the first time, a great way to feel more confident about your outfit is to carry a stylish clutch. Handheld bags are a perfect way add a bit of personality and flare to an otherwise casual look. Here are some of our favorite clutches that are sure to take your date night ensemble to the next level.
1. From St. Xavier Ziggy Clutch
No matter how informal your date location may be, it never hurts to add a bit of subtle bling to your outfit. We love From St. Xavier’s Ziggy Clutch, because isn’t so bedazzled that it’s garish. Rather, the geometric pattern gives it more of an Art Deco aesthetic, which strikes the perfect balance if you plan to wear a more minimal outfit. As a bonus, if you get tired of carrying the bag as a clutch, it comes with a chain shoulder strap.
2. Sondra Roberts Tweed Minaudiere
If you’re looking for a mature, sophisticated clutch, look no further than the Sondra Roberts’ Tweed Minaudiere. This bag gives the impression that its owner is well-read, cultured, and cosmopolitan. If you’re a fan of Chanel’s iconic tweed bags, you’ll absolutely love this.
3. Sole Society Steph Clutch
Sole Society’s Steph Clutch is perfect for anyone with a more bohemian, outdoorsy style. We love the earth-toned color blocking and generous size. It also has a fun, black and white polka-dot interior lining. And if you care about animal rights, you’ll be relieved to know this bag is made of vegan leather.
4. Rebecca Minkoff Leo Envelope Clutch
We love the optical illusion of the Rebecca Minkoff’s Leo Envelope Clutch, which looks like you’re holding a large letter rather than your wallet, makeup, phone, and keys. It’s extremely sleek, so don’t plan to pack anything bulky, but minimal enough to match anything you plan to wear. This is a great option for the professional woman going on an exciting blind date.
5. BCBG Nicoletta Metallic Leather Clutch
This BCBG Max Azria Nicoletta Metallic Leather Clutch is definitely on the pricier side, but we wholeheartedly think it’s worth the expense. As a gunmetal adaptation of the classic envelope clutch, this handbag is ridiculously chic. The Nicoletta comes in a few different colors, all of which have the ability to elevate your ensemble, no matter how formal you’ve dressed. If there’s just one clutch you want to invest in, it has to be this one.