Every girl needs a good purse (or 12). Whether you’re going for groceries or running from class to class, they are simply essential for holding all your, uh, essentials. Each week, I’m going to show you a fashionable, yet functional purse for the college crowd and let you know why you absolutely need it! I apologize ahead of time to your bank account.
Considering I’m done school for the year, my mind is permanently set on dress-up party time. I love a casual weekend of fishing and camping as much as most Northern Ontario girls (not stereotyping ladies – all girls I know like this stuff!) but sometimes you just want to look your best and head to a chic club! I admit, despite having a huge purse obsession, I’m lacking in the clutch department. The graduation ceremonies for my university are this weekend and that means lots of fun in town, which means I need a new clutch. And I think I’ve found my winner!
Enter: the American Apparel Medium Leather Pouch.
Upon first look, it might seem a little bit silly. I mean, the clutch really does just look like a “pouch.” However, these clutches are all the rage right now with the stylish set and the original by Celine will cost you mucho precious pennies more than this American Apparel version. And the more I think about it, the more I like it! I always struggle with fitting all my stuff into a teeny wristlet when I go out. I mean, what girl can fit all their important things into a purse the size of a blackberry? By the time I tuck in my phone, one lipstick and my cards, the seams are practically busting!
The American Apparel Medium Leather Pouch is large (and in charge; don’t let the “medium” in its name deceive you!), made of 100% leather and comes in a variety of constantly-rotating colors. Currently, the classic black and light brown are available, but also a fun pink and bright red! My personal fav is the bright yellow one (aptly named “Sunshine”), but it’s currently unavailable. Not that I’m going to let that deter me from picking one up while I wait for them to restock. As expected, there is just one opening that secures with a zipper closure. Nothing fancy in that department, but that’s what this piece is all about: subtlety.
And it does it pretty well, don’t you think?
If you’re on the hunt for that perfect party clutch or just love the instant chic this one brings to an outfit, don’t hesitate to pick up the American Apparel Medium Leather Pouch for $50.
Check out Alex’s other must-have-bags (because you can never have too many must-have bags) here.