This story was originally published on April 9.]
Fact: Both the blogging world and street style photographs are being taken over by the delightful duo of arm parties and statement clutches
. Another fact: We can't seem to get enough of their mix-and-match combos in eye-popping, weather-ready hues. Now, we know many of you have your stash of bangles, wrap bracelets, and chunky watches...but for the most part, compact clutches
— while small and perfect for a night out — rarely get their due. This oversight, to us, is total shame, since these babies work wonders when rotated throughout you closet to punctuate any ensemble.
With summer around the corner, downsize your purse and turn the heat up on color by taking a cue from our salute to the little bag that could (and would, and should). From Mondrian art deco pieces to fun florals, these tiny powerhouses don't have to be a big investment. To make your love affair with mini-bags even sweeter, each bold and bright option rings in at under $100. Pretty clutch, right?