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Party Clutch Bags

The perfect party look is like a sartorial jigsaw puzzle, with the clutch bag often being the hardest piece to find. Far from being a one-size-fits-all situation, every invitation calls for a different set of clutch requirements to be factored in. With that in mind, we’ve picked out six key clutch bags that will ensure eveything is in hand this party season.

Day-to-night accessories come into their own during party season, so often are you flitting from desk to dancefloor, and Valentino’s Rockstud Clutch Bag is a failsafe style.  Slimline but large enough to fit a tablet, the statement clutch features two handles that provide multiple styling options. Punctuated with the label’s signature pyramid studs, it will give both day and nighttime looks a tough-luxe edge.

Playful Glamour
Introduce a sense of fun to formal occcasions with Judith Leiber’s Little Black Book Clutch. Whether it’s a charity ball or a client supper on the cards, this sparkling box clutch, hand-beaded with Austrian crystals, is guaranteed to be a conversation starter.

The Midas Touch
If you try one new styling tip this party season, make it switching black for gold in the accessories department. Surprisingly versatile and just what’s needed to light up winter’s long, dark nights, we love the aged golden finish of Alexander McQueen’s Small De Manta Clutch.

The LBDs Best Friend
When you want to feel your best, there can be nothing more reassuring than a Little Black Dress. Faultlessly flattering, it also provides the perfect blank canvas to go all-out with your accessories: cue Saint Laurent’s Ponyhair Monogramme Tassel Clutch. In fashion’s favourite print, it exudes a retro air thanks to the original ‘YSL’ logo, first designed in 1961.

Forever Chic
While we advocate the odd style adventure, sometimes it feels right to opt for a classic and Salvatore Ferragamo’s Kameron Suede Clutch is just that. A go-to for when you’ve got a lot going on in your dress, the understated design features a dainty chain strap so that you can wear it over your shoulder, too.

Extra Embellishment
Party season is all about glitz and glamour so why not up the ante with a jewel-embellished clutch? A classic box clutch in black silk crepe de chine, Oscar de la Renta’s Cabochon Clutch boasts a decadent clasp comprising sparkling Swarovski crystals and faux pearls; a prized piece for clutch collectors.

From skyscraper stilettos to embellished flats, shop our edit of the Top 5 Party Shoes.

Check out our must-have edit of Party Dresses to ensure a dazzling season ahead.

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