What’s your go-to bag for a night out or formal event? While you might be attached to your current clutch, we’re here to tell you why you should consider investing in a wristlet bag this year. It’s ultra convenient, and perfect for hitting the dance floor too. Keep reading to find out why a wristlet is actually the best style bag to use for a wedding, birthday party, the races, or formal cocktail party.

What is a wristlet bag?

First thing first- what actually is a wristlet bag we hear you wondering. This style is a small bag with a little strap that can be worn around your wrist (hence the name). They are normally just a little larger than a regular wallet and smaller than a traditional clutch bag.

Why wear a wristlet?

Why do we love wristlets? For so many reasons! The benefits for wearing this style of bag include:

  • Comfortable: Forget having a sore shoulder from lugging around more than you actually need on your shoulder. A wristlet is very comfy to wear.
  • Portable: You can take a wristlet with you anywhere thanks to being small and easy to carry.
  • Hands-free: Traditional clutch bags mean you’ve always got your hands full. Thanks to a wristlet you can go hands free (and avoid a sore shoulder at the same time).
  • Stylish: These cute bags work for any occasion from brunch with girlfriends right down to red carpet events.

How to choose a wristlet bag?

When it comes to shopping for this style of handbag, there are a few things to consider.

  • Size: Generally speaking wristlets are the size of your wallet, but you can get some slight variation here. Consider if you want something that will also hold your phone, some cash and lipstick.
  • Colour: Black is a classic choice and is versatile enough that it will go with an outfit and for any event. If you’re only going to wear your wristlet with certain outfits, consider something sparkly and fun.
  • Style: Do you want embossed flowers, sparkles, beads, and other embellishments? Or something a little more easy to wear?
  • Material: Consider opting for an easy to clean material if you’re wearing your wristlet to parties where drinks might be spilled on it.

3 Best Wristlets in 2022

Here’s a roundup of our favourite wristlet clutches in 2022.


1.    Danni Pleated Satin Clutch

The Danni clutch in a striking fuchsia is one of our favourite bags period. We love that this isn’t a traditional wristlet, as it’s slightly larger like a traditional clutch, but it has the handy wristlet strap. You get the best of both a clutch and wristlet bag with this one! In a rich satin material, it lends itself perfectly to more formal occasions or evening wear too.

Features of Danni Clutch:

  • W28cm x H15.5cm x D3cm
  • Wrist strap drop length 16cm
  • Matt silk look heavy satin
  • Gold Tone Hardware
  • Decorative Wrist Strap

2.    Selena Mesh Wristlet

The Selena is a classic wristlet and one that will pair perfectly with literally every outfit. From jeans and a casual tee, to a cocktail dress, to a ball gown – she is worth her weight in gold! It’s the perfect wristlet; big enough for a night out or use as a handbag organiser. It’s also a great gift item. In classic black, she’s ultra versatile.

Features of Selena Wristlet:

  • W21cm x H15.5cm x D1cm.
  • Wrist Strap 16cm.
  • Metal Pyramid Mesh
  • Gunmetal Tone Hardware
  • Vegan Leather Wrist Strap

3.    Evie Flat Mesh Wristlet

Our final top pick for 2022 wristlets, is the party ready Evie bag. In a shimmering silver, she brings pure disco vibes and is ready to get down and boogie. Featuring a luxe duo-toned flat mesh exterior, the Evie Zip Top Wristlet is a gorgeous piece, perfect for gifting. Can be used as a night out clutch, holding your phone, cards, cash and lippy or as a chic handbag organiser.

Features of Evie Wristlet:

  • Duo-Toned Flat Mesh
  • Removable Wrist Strap
  • Silver Tone Hardware
  • W21cm x H13cm x D1.5cm

Inspired to pick up a wristlet for your next party this year? Discover more at Olga Berg.

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