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5 Of The Best Evening Bags


by Marie Kelly
14th Nov 2016
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It’s mid-November, which means it’s totally acceptable to talk about Christmas. I’m not much of a party girl, but I still like to inject a touch of cocktail chic, via an elegant evening bag, into my festive?wardrobe, even if I am only going to my local Italian for dinner.

Having spent most of the year lugging around an oversized tote, I really like to downsize at?Christmas, when all I need to carry with me is my phone, credit card and keys. Here are five gorgeous, and neat, evening bags I’m coveting right now.

This shoulder?bag is so pretty. I love the mix of textures?and the electric blue shade, which will add a luxury vibe to any outfit.

Gem velvet crossbody bag, €99 at uterque.com

This Zara bag is the perfect day-to-night option. The chunky chain gives it?a bit of an urban feel, while adding some’much-needed bling too. I love the slightly tie-dye effect of the leather. This will distress beautifully with age.

Leather crossbody bag with chain, €59.99 at Zara

A box clutch is a classic closet staple. This star-print clutch offers a more muted take on the traditional festive sparkle, so will translate easily from AW to SS.

Startooth glitter acrylic clutch, Karl Lagerfeld, €155 at net-a-porter.com

Another way to add texture to a look is through fringing and tassels. This cute evening bag from Topshop is youthful and fun and will add?a lovely’sense of movement to your outfit.

Small tassel crossbody bag, €52 at Topshop

Not everyone wants to sparkle (sartorially) at Christmas. This graphic striped clutch is a fantastic alternative. It looks really contemporary and chic, and will work with neutrals as well as metallics.

Bazar striped leather pouch, Balenciaga, €245 at matchesfashion.com