Just call us Goldilocks – for too long, we had been buying clutches yet could never find one that was just right. One that was easy on the eyes and actually held all our stuff, that that would allow us to balance a martini in one hand, while delicately shoving an hors d’oeuvre in our mouth with the other. Lots of “clutches” come with shoulder chains, but they make them, well, shoulder bags.
At long last, the answer: our Bag Snob x DKNY clutch. Not only will it shine through the night without overwhelming your dress, it comes with a detachable wristlet allowing both hands free (until that grubby guy wants to shake your hand, then you clutch all you can and pretend both hands are occupied) to toast, eat, and even use the restroom with dignity.
Other conveniences? A snug slip pocket on the back for valet tickets or scribbled numbers of your new best girlfriends or boyfriends; magnetic closure, emphasized by a pale golden bar, so no lip gloss get loose and disappears (happens to me all the time!); and the size – my Kelly Longue wallet glides in it easily, and at 12” by 17” it’s perfect for luncheons or cocktails. But my very favorite part is the reversible sequins. Like an Etch-a-Sketch, you can “write” different messages depending on your mood! On Net-A-Porter for $265.
Pair with: Show off your feminine twist on the tuxedo look with Tibi’s ivory satin-twill jacket. This day-to-night blazer, lined with lace, has black leather lapels – an effortless match for your new favorite clutch! On Net-a-Porter for $465.