Fall Trend Alert: The Day Clutch

What: Yet another handbag option for fall, the day clutch.

What the fashion heads say: This from Net-A-Porter.com’s Fall Fashion Flash: “Tote the new oversized clutch with an urban-cool daytime outfit.” The site goes on to laud Marc Jacobs as figuring large in the trend: “Not only has he brought us a dramatic new slimline silhouette this fall but the season’s most coveted accessory too.”

What I say: For the last few seasons, the day clutch has been lauded as the latest thing. Still, it doesn’t seem to be catching fire in day-to-day circles, mostly because who the heck wants to “clutch” their handbag while juggling the cell phone, coffee, car keys, etc.? The clutch is always elegant, but perhaps best left to those who have an entourage to handle the rest. If you like the look, however, why not make a statement with this “Recycled Billboard” clutch from Target?  The environmentalist in you will be at peace, and the handle makes it just a little bit more functional than a traditional clutch.