It’s time…to grab a clutch. Yes I said clutch – the bag to take to your parties! Next week the Christmas holiday events will be coming in quick and fast, right up until New Year’s Eve. And whether you are relying on your little black dress (the faithful LBD) or adding a bit of sparkle to your party outfit, here are the budget and designer clutch bags to consider, to catch the adoring eyes around the room!
- Red Alert!
Fabulous against a LBD – check out these two red hues, with bargain and budget bust options; the evenlope clutch bag in dark red from Debenhams (£20) or the hibiscus orange-red Amberley from Mulberry (£425).
- Twinkle twinkle!
The guaranteed way to add the party vibe to your outfit is to opt for sparkles on your bag. These will never go out of fashion and as a result are investment pieces. Firstly the crystal embellished clutch from Christopher Kane (£895) and of course the sequined ‘Callie’ from the evening bag guru Jimmy Choo (£595).
- Soft around the edges
Add a softer shape to your outfit with bags with curved edges. Here are two that provide glamour with the gold wristlet at great pricing from ASOS (£25) and the fun with a yellow Chubby from Anya Hindmarch (£295).
- Follow the rainbow
When you have a ‘one colour’ outfit, go bold with your bag and go textured and multi colour. These two are my favourite bags for the party season; the beaded rainbow bag from J Crew @ John Lewis (£98) or the velvet Dreamer shoulder bag from Paul Smith (£395).
- Ice Blue Hues
Think winter wonderland and wear silvers and cool blues. These two bags will bring the understated yet eye catching stares; the silver grey ‘Rock’ suede bag from Zadig & Voltaire (£216) or the ‘Soho’ in topaz from Aspinal of London (£195).
- Colour blast
For those who like to make a statement and who love to stand out. I salute you and offer these two options: the pink lips of Lulu Guinness (£95) or the green Dora bag in suede from L K Bennett (£175).
- The Classics
Last but by no means least two bags; a true best buy and a designer bag option for your evening clutch bag; choose from a silver beaded clutch bag from the high street brand New Look (£19.99) or the classic clutch bag in black from Saint Laurent (£425) whose initials bring the glamour.
There you have it, 14 clutch bags for the party season. Guaranteed to stand out and generate adoring stares. Opt for the wrist straps if you are the one in the middle of the dance floor with your hands in the air, like you just don’t care or at a more refined event with a bag in one hand and a cocktail in the other!
Happy shopping and here’s to the parties!
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