PSA from the school nurse: Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that can't be produced by the body, and can be found from a variety of sources in our environment. The miracle antioxidant keeps us young, brightens our visage, fights iron deficiencies, and boosts immunity. Collars, Clutches, Carryalls, Chokers, and Chains all serve a hefty dose of our daily C. Here are our 7 fave sources of "vitamin C" to keep yourself collared, clutched, and free of scurvy; we recommend adding to your regimen once daily for maximum benefits.
Colorful clutches in carpet tapestries like this vintage piece by Scherick add a punch of tactile texture to any look. We love the contrast of pastels against a black border for a timeless look that's surprisingly fresh and not one bit stodgy. Soft, luminous silk threads paired with a sculpted hinged metal frame opening add yet another layer of welcome contrast. Red-carpet ready, but also suitable with distressed denim, this piece is our miracle supplement.
Bright and bold, this logo'd Cuban chain collar by Karl Lagerfeld is the perfect quick pick-me-up. This linked chain necklace adds serious street cred to any look. Light, floaty pieces are given a bit of weight with this chain collar, which easily layers with other chains for a personalized cocktail of Cs.
A convertible corded tassel clutch by Bob Mackie is an every day multitasker with strong presence. This multi-vitamin converts from a crossbody to a clutch in an instant, doing double duty from day to night. The classic black satin evening clutch is given a rebellious edge with a fringe of tassels, full of rock-star studded sass in signature Mackie-style. We wouldn't have it any other way
Here's another variation on the chain collar to get that extra boost of C, this one a shorter square link chain by Madame Mimi Di Niscemi that almost hits at choker length. The resulting effect of this chunky collar adds tons of nubby, light-catching texture right at the collarbone. Madame Di Niscemi worked her way through a number of legacy houses, having started at the manufacturer of Elsa Schiaparelli's jewelry, partnered with Arnold Scaasi and produced jewerly under the Jewels by Scaasi line, went on to work with Robert DeMario, and then Brania before starting her own firm. We love the modern feel of this timeless piece.
This Bienen-Davis brocade clutch in a fabulous fabric and timeless silhouette secretly stashes all of your essentials with a multitude of pockets. The original luxury bag line has had a refresh, proving that Vitamin C really is the fountain of youth. You'd never know that this bright piece wasn't a relaunch, but instead the real thing.
Monet's two-tone rounded rectangular link necklace is a timeless classic collar. Mod geometric shapes add shine and brightness to the face, and can be adjusted for the perfect fit. We love mixing silver and gold, and take advantage of a great mixed metal piece whenever possible.
This monogram print clutch by Christian Dior is the ultimate timeless wonder. Classic CD patterned twill fabric raises immunity and fights off trends. We love the clean lines and pop of fun this little clutch adds to any look. You can never go wrong with a monogrammed Dior piece.