Carrying a clutch always feels a bit formal, doesn't it? The way you have to hold one, as opposed to, like, slinging on a cross-body bag, is, in itself, sort of prim.
Which is why we're into clutches with practical touches (like wristbands!) and why we're especially into Meredith Wendell's summer-camp-esque version of the classic style.
Her "Little Shaver" bag features rubber-finished leather topped off with patent trim, and, best of all, a loop made of climbing rope — a material we associate with freezing cold lakes, campfires, and the smell of bug spray. In the best way possible, of course.
Meredith Wendell "Little Shaver" Clutch, $126.75 at MeredithWendell.com.