For better or for worse, spring and summer mean that it’s time for outdoor events. I have weather-sensitive hair, so I’d generally rather be indoors, but a good garden party, picnic or scenic outdoor wedding can win over even this lover of airconditioning. And naturally, after my hair, my first concern is my handbag. For warm weather, what could be better than some soft, season-appropriate flowers?

We know that no everyone is on the same budget, so we’ve picked three options – the Expressions NYC Rose Frame Clutch, 3.1 Phillip Lim Cameron Flower Clutch and Valentino Floral Applique Satin Clutch – at three different price points, all of which would go over well at an outdoor evening event in the next couple months.


Expressions NYC Rose Frame Clutch, $48 via Nordstrom

If you don’t attend many evening events or have much use for clutches, this is the way to go. The unfinished edges give this evening bag a touch of Lanvin glamour, and it’s small enough to gloss over the fact that it’s made of synthetics.


3.1 Phillip Lim Cameron Flower Clutch, $475 via Barneys

If flowers generally aren’t your thing or you prefer darker colors, 3.1 Phillip Lim does a very nice contemporary take on the traditional floral clutch. Because of the dark hue, you can use this one year-round.


Valentino Floral Applique Satin Clutch, $2495 via Net-a-Porter

Of course we couldn’t do a post about flowered bags without Valentino. If you’re looking for something frilly and floral, this clutch is the ultimate, and it has the ultimate price to go with it.

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  • Rashida

    The Valentino is to die for! I like the 48.00 clutch as well I am not a fan of the Phillip Lim clutch it looks bulky and just wrong in my opinion…

  • Kat

    I actually like the $48.00 one the best. The Valentino is too white for me, and the color doesn’t really make sense for a clutch to use for nights out. The Phillip Lim clutch doesn’t look it has flowers attached to it. It just looks like crumpled cloth.

  • Kristy

    I actually like the cheapest clutch the best!

  • rose60610

    Just too darned frilly for me. Of the three, though, I prefer the first. Valentino’s hardware is beautiful, but for that price I’d pop for Judith Leiber.