You Won’t Believe The Nostalgic Trend Alexa Chung Just Brought Back At Wimbledon

The clutch bag is getting a second wind.

Alexa Chung

by Natalie Hammond |
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Alexa Chung's new hair colour has been making headlines - the strawberry rinse and ruffled waves are giving summer 2024 - but what about the nostalgic trend she resurrected at Wimbledon?

Alexa Chung Wimbledon
Alexa Chung at Wimbledon 2024 ©Getty

Arriving in SW19, Chung was the picture of summer elegance in a cable-knit cardigan, a pleated skirt, slingback heels and, wait for it, a clutch bag!

For Millennials, the clutch bag was a 'big night out' essential as soon as you turned 18 (I still remember dancing around a pile of leather pochettes during my earliest clubbing days). Chung's was a sleek example of the genre, the kind you'd never want to touch a pint-splashed dance floor, with silver hardware that balanced out the ladylike proportions of her flaring circle skirt.

Will the clutch bag get another bite of the cherry after disappearing somewhere around 2011? For evenings that don't involve dancing, possibly. Because despite their history as the arm candy for clubbing, the fact that you had to dance with one arm clamped by your side was something of a buzzkill.

Natalie Hammond is Grazia’s Senior Fashion News Editor. She loves winter, hates summer and can often be found writing about the weather (and what on earth to wear).

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