hit the clutch

hold on tight, these guys get a little wild!

Fashion risks are a lot like extreme sports: they're not for everyone. But while you can't go "kind of" skydiving, you can definitely experiment with dressing outside of your boot cut denim and flannel shirt uniform, without going all out Gaga meat dress on us.

 Case in point, the recent influx of kooky-meets-cute clutches. From Charlotte Olympia's patent leather, chocolate pudding purse to Daine Von Furstenberg's limited-edition grandfather clock novelty bag, the fashion world has us literally clutching on to our quirkiness.

 Definitely more subtle than rocking around the Christmas tree in a dress covered in rhinestone kittens, these spirited satchels manage to kick off an otherwise boring holiday party conversation, yet won't have you wishing you could pull the tablecloth over yourself. Check out our favorite wacky clutches below, and don't worry, they're definitely a whole lot safer than enrolling in trapeze school.