5 Ways To Style Your Leather Clutch Bag: Formal Vs Casual

We’re definitely big fans of a leather clutch bag here at Zatchels, however, we’re certainly not the only ones. Ladies clutch bags have been popular for a number of years and continue to dominate the fashion scene as a timeless classic. This isn’t surprising when you consider how versatile this style of handbag is. Perfectly suited to both formal and casual occasions, leather clutch bags can be worn from day to night with a variety of outfits. If you’re looking to make the most of your leather clutch bag this season, here’s how you can style this versatile accessory to look fabulous in both formal and casual settings.

Statement purse

Traditionally a leather clutch bag is carried as a large purse without a strap and this look never fails to deliver on elegance and style. You can hold the clutch from the bottom, or for a sophisticated look hold it with two hands in front of you. Carrying your leather clutch bag like this is particularly well suited to evening occasions when your outfit is a little more formal and you’re looking to make an impression. It brings attention to the bag, allowing you to show it off. Finished in a sleek, contemporary shape, the Zatchels handmade leather clutch bag in rose truffle or cafe noir is our top choice for making an elegant statement like this at sophisticated evening occasions.

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Carry handle

Many of our Zatchels bags come with detachable straps and a carry handle allowing them to be carried as a clutch. The Zatchels Aura, Luna, Sugarcube, and Micro Satchel all feature a carry handle and perfectly complement an outfit when carried as a stylish clutch. If you’re heading out for dinner or drinks in the evening, the Zatchels Aura creates a fun look, particularly when worn in one of the bright colour choices such as coral or green. For a more casual day look, the Zatchels Micro Satchel is absolutely perfect. Just the right size to carry the essentials like phone and wallet, the Micro Satchel transforms from a smart day bag to a quirky leather clutch bag.

Cross body with strap

If you’ve got a busy day in town planned, you may find it easier to have a bag that you don’t have to carry in your hand all day. Luckily our leather clutch bags always come with a detachable strap so that they can be worn cross body. Simply attach the matching leather strap using the silver nickel clasps and you’ve got yourself a completely new bag that can be worn cross body. The detachable strap is an incredibly useful function for days when you’re heading from your daytime activity straight into evening plans. Just detach the strap and you’re provided with a sleek leather clutch bag to carry into the evening without the need to go home and switch handbags.

On the shoulder

By making use of the detachable strap you can of course also wear your Zatchels leather clutch bag on the shoulder. The detachable straps that come with our leather clutch bags are available in both a short and regular size so that you can find the perfect and most comfortable fit to suit you. If you’d like to select a shorter strap, just click on the tab that says ‘want to personalize your bag?’ where you’ll be given the option to choose a smaller size strap free of charge.

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A practical, yet elegant way to wear your clutch handbag, an ‘on the shoulder look’ allows you to transport the essentials in comfort and style, whether you’re enjoying a leisurely day in town or attending a formal party in the evening.


However you choose to wear your ladies clutch bag, make sure that you make it your own. Inject some personality into your everyday look by accessorising your leather clutch bag to show off your individual style. Why not attach a chic scarf to the handle or add a cute keyring? Remember, you can also add engraving to your Zatchels leather clutch bag to make it unique to yourself or to send a special gift to a loved one.