Are you on the hunt for the perfect oversize clutch? Today we're going to show you how to make your own. And the best part is that it's entirely customizable. All you need is some fun fabric, felt, and a hot glue gun. Let's get started! On Allison: H&M top, Zara vest and pants.
In today's DIY, we're taking a cue from Erdem's Fall 2012 runway by taking a neutral clutch and updating it with neon-pink lace. The best part? You can personalize it by choosing your favorite color for the lace — the perfect way to punch up an LBD for a night out. Watch today's DIY, and leave us a comment below letting us know what you think. On Allison McNamara: Topshop dress.
I love a good tablet or laptop clutch, and this Brahmin Tablet Clutch ($125) in "Mirror" is no exception. Coming with enough padding to keep your tablet safe by day, and enough pockets so you can utilize as an oversize clutch by night, it's a dual-purpose accessory that is as eye-catching as it is functional. Of course, if you don't appreciate the metallic look, you can grab this clutch in one of five other colors.
Get a better look at the clutch in the photo gallery!
The clutch is one of our favorite accessory trends this season, so we've rounded up a few of our must haves and there's sure to be a style to suit any personality. From notice-me neons to a party-perfect glitter clutch from Anya Hindmarch that we'll definitely be carrying come New Years' Eve, these ultra-cool clutches provide the perfect finish to any holiday ensemble!
Tis the season to be bold and bright. This Jack Spade Pouch ($95) makes the perfect receptacle for your small laptops, tablets, and other tech, so you can keep the goods away from scratchy surfaces on the inside of your bag. There's nothing worse than finding a large key scratch on the backside of your iPad amirite.
The Jack Spade pouch is crafted from cotton with a water-resistant wax coating, and a leather upper lining to keep things classy. Your guy might even appreciate such a pouch for his tablet this holiday.
My love for tech clutches doesn't end at laptops. These croc-printed leather phone cases ($82) are perfect for holiday parties since they'll tote your mobile, credit cards, and keys without adding extra bulk to your 'fit. Coming in five different colors (and optional $30 tassels), you're sure to find one that goes with every holiday dress.
If a plain ol' tablet case just won't do for the current fashionable week in NYC, then tote your tablet (and other gadget essentials) in a tech clutch instead. You'll be fabulous while watching the runway and during the afterparties. And don't fret — whether you carry a seven- or 10-inch tablet, there's something for everyone.
If you're a fan of the clutch trend, don't stop at just carrying your night out on the town essentials — this chic leather laptop envelope clutch ($145) from Etsy is just the thing you need to make a professional impression at the office.
Made of luscious leather, and coming in one of two colors (wild honey or chocolate — yum!), and the option of adding a wrist strap and monogram, it's the perfect accessory for a recent grad who's starting a new job, or just for the heck of it. Also, don't be afraid to leave the laptop at home and use this as an oversized clutch when you head out with your gal pals; when you're spending this much on an accessory, you might as well make the most of it.
You already know that tech clutches are totally "in" right now, but why not think outside the box when it comes to tech fashion? This geometric BlackBerry Clutch ($85) may have a certifiable geeky namesake, but isn't limited to your BlackBerry-branded phones. The weathered gray leather clutch has an inside pocket to cradle cell phones of any manufacturer, but could also hold your ereader and other gadgets like your MP3 player and headphones if you prefer to carry a stylish, oversized clutch over a messenger or tote bag.
Plus, the plum, eggplant, and dark brown color scheme is hard to pass up, and is perfect for the late Summer/early Fall shopping season. Might as well be prepared, right?
I already introduced you to the tech clutch trend, and as far as I can tell it's in full force on the streets. If you've got your laptop, tablet, or ereader with you wherever you go, check out a few of the awesomely stylish tech clutch bags I've come across that will keep you outfitted and styling all Spring (and Summer!) long. They vary in price — from affordable to luxurious — so be sure to click through and see what's out there! How would you wear yours?