The days of those massive carry-alls popularized by the Olsen twins and other diminutive starlets who, frankly, looked ridiculous toting around bags half their size are officially over. On-the-go women these days want style, expediency, and something sleek to fit their phones, wallets, and liquid lipgloss. Something that can easily transition from work to dinner and every occasion in between. I know that I tend to stick with the same basic black crossbody, which is light enough for schlepping around all day and chic enough to clutch under my arm for evenings out. But lately, I've been thinking about how to introduce more variety into my handbag game without splurging on a bunch of different styles that I might only wear a few times each. And then I was introduced to Modjewel: the first modular, customizable handbag line that provides you with a base and interchangeable Covers, Clasps, and Straps for an infinite number of possibilities.
A rectangular bag with plenty of space for your phone, cards, and a bit of make-up, the Bare Bag is ModJewel's basic building block. The magnetic body allows you to easily pull the shells off the sides of the base, put on the leather clutch covers, and pop the shells right back into place. It comes with hooks for attaching a Leather or Chain Strap, transitioning it from clutch to crossbody, and even different options for a removable Clasp for ultimate versatility. Currently, the covers come in a range of colors, like Rose, Black, Silver, Cherry, Mint, Snakeskin, and Gemstone, with straps presented in similar hues and clasps featuring all kinds of cool, modern shapes. To assemble, pop of one of the Shells of the bag, wrap a Cover around the Shell, and then fasten each tab one at a time, then place the shell on the bag. To swap out the Clasp, push the dovetail button and easily slide the Clasp on and off. For the Strap, simply hook each end on the tabs. The functional packaging of the bag even makes it easy to store; Modules can be easily organized and bound together, while the Covers lay flat so you can stack several Covers on top of one another — you can actually fit a bunch of them in a small box in your closet or even a suitcase. For a helpful breakdown of how this works, check out the infographic below:
Streamline your style with Modjewel's easy customization and wear the bag from day to night-- your friends won't even realize it's the same one! Liven up a professional look by matching your bag to your button-down; the Rose Faceted Leather covers are some of my favorites, and breathe new life into my black trousers and blazer combination. With a silver trapezoid clasp and Mint leather strap, it's a fun and upbeat (yet still office-appropriate) look for work or play.
At night, I swap out my button down and blazer for an easy cami, and my pale pink heels for some strappy sandals. For my bag, I prefer something more sleek and sultry, like a reversible style with black and silver covers, the silver slab clasp, and the silver chain strap: minimal, cool, and totally sexy. I make the quick change on my way out and voila! Ready for dinner!
Not only is the bag versatile enough to solve your daily wardrobe woes, but the variety of customization options allow you to constantly change things up. And the best part? I no longer have to keep buying dozens of clutches (and spending untold amounts of money) that are remarkably similar and that I only wear once; instead, I can come back for more covers, clasps, and straps when I want to keep things fresh (currently eyeing the snakeskin as another nighttime option).
And even better? You can currently purchase the "Minimalist Clutch Kit" (seen above and below)--I know, I love everything minimal-- for quite a nice little discount here. For the next 48 hours, make sure to enter the code "MINIMALIST" at checkout, and you'll receive the Bare Bag, two Black Leather Covers, the Slab Clasp, and the Silver Chain Strap...all for the price of just the Bare Bag. Happy shopping!
Thank you to Modjewel for partnering with me on this post.