With Christmas fast approaching, your social diary is sure to be filling up fast. On the business front, you may want to treat one or two customers to a festive black tie function. Then there is the office party to attend. On a personal level, you are sure to have many engagements planned with family and friends so it really is the perfect time of year to dust down your party frocks and a reason to get dressed up.
What comes first, the dress or the bag?
Well the dress obviously. I don't think anyone has ever bought a bag and then matched their outfit to it. You may already have a number of outfits in your wardrobe and you are good to go. However, this has to be the perfect excuse to toddle off to the shops and treat yourself to a new outfit that's perfect for that special occasion. To get the most out of your outfit, it would be wise to choose something that is understated and elegant. That way it will be suitable for any occasion and still be relevant for years to come. A little black dress comes to mind or you may want to be a little bit more adventurous and choose a more seasonal colour such a red or green.
What type of bag should I choose?
Once you have chosen your party dress, it's time to think of accessories. You can either match the colour of your outfit with your bag and shoes, or you may want to choose an accent colour. Selecting a different but complementary colour will certainly add another dimension to your assemble and can be a great way of revitalising an old outfit to give it a new lease of lift. As for the style of the bag, well it's what the clutch bag was made for. The hand clutch bag will certainly add style and elegance to your outfit and it's the perfect size for all your basic essentials you need for a party or night out.
The clutch bag comes in lots of different styles and this can be an opportunity to add a bit of sparkle to your outfit. For instance just have a look at these sparkly jewelled clutch bags by the Italian designer Anna Cecere. Just perfect with that little black number.
If bling isn't your thing then you may want to choose something a little more understated such as these beautifully crafted woven leather bags by the Florence based design house Ghibli, shown below. All these bags come with the added functionality of having a shoulder chain or strap.
Whatever you choose, it is sure to bring admiring glances and compliments and are perfect for your black tie event, party or that special night out. Plus it's sure to be a bag you'll just want to use again and again. You may even start matching your outfits to it just so that you can use it.