Clutch bags are small so we have to make some big choices as to what goes in them. Here are some tips on what basics you’ll need to keep in your handbag.
Unlike large bags, such as totes or backpacks, a clutch is not designed to hold every possible thing we may need while we happen to be out. Small and light weight clutches can hold some essentials. Be sure you have the basics in your clutch in order to meet your basic needs.
First and foremost, always carry your wallet and ID! These are obvious essentials and are always good to have on hand. Money and identification is the most important thing to have on you in an emergency, and can help get your bag back to you if you happen to lose it.
Since you already have make up on when you are going to a party, you might only need a lipstick and foundation. A small, travel-sized sanitizer is also great for dirty hands on the go and takes up virtually no room at all.
Makeup essentials should be next on your list. While it’s probably a little overboard to bring your entire set of make up with you everywhere you go, even if you do happen to have a tote bag, all you really need are the basics to conduct any necessary touch ups. A basic eyeliner, powder and mascara will do. If you happen to wearing eye shadow, bring that case in the event some of the powder rubs off or gets smudged and needs fixing. If you’re wearing lip stick or lip gloss, bring along the shade you’re wearing since it will wear off or dry over the course of the day. Only bring what you’re wearing, adjust your makeup tools to that day’s routine. Only bring what is necessary!
Backup accessories are also great to carry. It’s comforting to have a ring or two and a necklace if you’re not sure where the day or night might take you. Bring a statement necklace or a bangle to wear in case you end up going somewhere that might demand a little more glamour or if you’re unsure of what you’re currently wearing. It’s always nice to know you have an alternative. Even if you leave the house with jewelry and later feel over-encumbered or over dressed, then you’ll have somewhere to store them if you decide to take them off.
A clutch is a small, handheld bag, but can hold more than you think. It absolutely has the room you need to carry any basic necessities, and is actually all you probably need to carry in any bag you choose to wear. To find a clutch bag for your next evening out, come to Chicastic now!