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Trend Tracker: In the clutch


Although the hobo bag and totes are dangling from women’s arms, it is the clutch that’s really making a statement. Unlike larger bags, clutches are associated with evening and dressier, fashion-forward occasions.

JCPenney offers styles that span the spectrum, with detailed versions like the one from Bisou Bisou (shown) for $28, to sleek silhouettes from Liz & Co.

Because of its small size, the clutch is a true accessory that can give an outfit a real statement—especially since many fashions play up the basics.

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