Proenza Schouler PS1 Linen and Leather Clutch via Net-a-Porter for $735.
This may sound crazy, but I swear that when I first laid eyes on the Proenza Schouler PS1 Linen and Leather Clutch, the room immediately felt a few degrees cooler. Things are starting to heat up in Atlanta, as always happens so quickly after we get those first few perfect spring days, and ceiling fans and air conditioners are working overtime to keep everyone below the Mason-Dixon Line from going outside, lying facedown in the grass and falling asleep in the sun. This clutch, though, made me feel like I was standing right under a vent with the temperature turned all the way down.
I love, love, love linen, but we all know why it’s problematic – oh, the wrinkles. Sitting, standing, crossing your legs, walking, there’s nothing you can do to keep your linen pristine besides standing stark still like a mannequin, and unless your job is to be one of those creepy human “mannequins” in a shop window, that’s probably not going to work out for you. What will work is a linen clutch, where the material is pulled tight and not subject to lots of pesky body movement.
Not only does this clutch provide a heavy dose of the classic summer woven, but it also has enough tan and white leather to satisfy those who prefer their bags a little more luxe than your average canvas bag. The combination of colors is neutral but still interesting, and all three colors manage to both stand out and work together. If you’re looking for a summery clutch that won’t compete with your bright warm-weather outfits, then look no further. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $735.