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.
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.
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.
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.
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.