When all you need is a clutch

I’m past the diaper bag stage and, when it comes down to it, I rarely need more than my phone, ID, credit card and a little cash. When we’re running errands or on a theme park visit, I’ve learned to consolidate to so little that I can get by with just a small clutch. I prefer “tech bags” for amusement parks so that I can hang on and they don’t get in the way. Running errands, luncheons and events, when I need to look a little more put together, I’ll turn to a clutch.

Clutches

clutch for every day

Tory burch clutch
$275 – net-a-porter.com

Vera bradley handbag
$40 – verabradley.com

Banana Republic floral clutch
$32 – bananarepublic.gap.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs leather clutch
$298 – marcjacobs.com

Tech Bags for days with adventure

Then there are the days that I’m super casual–running to the park or an amusement park. Those days, I want a bag that can withstand beatings, that can get dirty and hold everything in a small enough wrapper that it can fit in a pocket. Even my husband will remind me to grab my tech bag. (Yes, he’s learned the lingo.)

Tech bags for busy-ness

Bodhi leather wallet
$80 – macys.com

Vera bradley handbag
$34 – verabradley.com

Carded ID Wristlet Sateen
$38 – lillypulitzer.com



mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel (jewelryverse.com) and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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