Monday, 26 December 2011

The Ultimate Party Accessory

Now it's time to focus on that special night of the year, New Year's eve, and after all the bookings done, we wonder what to wear. One thing is certain, no outfit would be complete without the ultimate party accessory - the clutch bag.

Alexa Chung, Daisy Lowe and Olivia Palermo

The most stylish ladies wear a clutch bag to add a final glamorous touch to the whole look, it's effortlessly chic!

Alexander McQueen ( and Pucci (

If you're wearing black it's worth investing in a bold colour to create a contrast but if what you're planning to wear has different tones and patterns, choose the most vibrant colour for your clutch bag.

Anya Hindmarch ( and Reiss (

Alexa Chung, the woman who won the British Style Award for the second year running at the British Fashion Awards, expresses  her individual style playing up with different things unusually put together, wearing a black leather clutch with an ultra-feminine dress.

Bottega Venetta ( and Reiss (

Black always looks good, but if you go for the edgy and sexy look, gold or lace can be the best match, to make you look even more precious. Josephine de la Baume looks fabulous in this Louis Vuitton ensemble!

Josephine de la Baume

Jimmy Choo has an amazing golden clutch bag, but for those of you who prefer to overspend on Champagne, Ted Baker and Reiss are an affordable alternative.

Ted Baker, Jimmy Choo (both and Reiss (

You can also support emerging designers such as Lena Erziak, who has a wide-ranging collection, from apple shaped to beautiful golden square clutches.  

Lena Erziak

The challenge about this bag is what to take with you, there's only room for the bare essentials. If you have a white themed party going on, which is recurrent on this festive period, you can also go for silver and white.

Alexander McQueen ( and Yves Saint Laurent (

Mine has a Brazilian vibe, so it's great to be able to indulge in bright colours and embrace the new year with a spirit of joy! I'll be back soon with the best dresses for the the réveillon!

Alexander McQueen (

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