There’s no doubt about it: turquoise, teal and any variation thereof are the colors of the season. And really, why shouldn’t they be? Blue-greens look fabulous against colors like white and yellow, which are nearly omnipresent during warmer months. It only fits.

In light of all that, I can’t help but like the Steven by Steve Madden Oversized Quilted Clutch in such a timely hue. I’ve never been overly impressed with the materials or finishes that the line uses, but the clutch is real leather, and the lines are simple and clean enough that it might appeal to those that have already written off the line.

First things first, let’s get this out of the way now: the quilted design mixed with studs reminds me a lot of stuff that Marc Jacobs has been doing for at least two seasons. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that this line is ripping off a more original designer – that’s sort of their thing. About a year ago, they made a bag that was nearly a stitch-for-stitch copy of the Alexander Wang Brenda Bag.

So, in order to buy anything from Steven by Steve Madden, you have to sort of be ok with that. If you’re not, go ahead and look elsewhere. If it doesn’t bother you, this clutch is relatively inexpensive and would look great with a crisp white pair of linen pants and a cute top as temperatures begin their precipitous rise. Buy through Nordstrom for $138.

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