NYE 2010: Party Clutches
It’s the night we've all been waiting for! New Year’s Eve: The one time when ladies have an excuse to work that obnoxious party gear. From sequined minidresses to bejeweled “stunna shades,” flashy is all the rage as New Year’s Eve parties continue to long for that extra bit of sparkle and glamour.
While ensembles are planned and faces are primed, however, where does a girl put her necessities while partying like it’s 1999? Stash the totes and hide the carryalls, ladies, because it’s a “no oversized bag” zone on this side of the party outfit. Instead, opt for sparkling statement clutches! They’re the perfect finishing touch to any ball-dropping outfit on NYE.
1. Studded Leather Skull Clutch by Alexander McQueen
Make jaws drop with McQueen’s one-of-a-kind goldtone clutch. Unique detailing, such as the iconic skull push-lock closure, toughens the look, while the structured, leather-lined shape softens it up with class. Pair it with the most delicate of dresses, and the clutch adds instant attitude.
2. Pave Clutch by Christian Louboutin
Adorned in crepe black satin and gold cross-stitched embroidery, Christian Louboutin’s rectangular clutch epitomizes decadent glamour. Topped off with two golden shoes for a clip closure, the Pave Clutch maintains its Louboutin appeal as a peek inside pays homage to the line’s signature red sole.
3. ‘Susan' Metal Mesh Box Clutch by Halston Heritage
For those who aim for a more subdued approach to sparkle, Halston Heritage’s boxy ‘Susan' clutch serves as the perfect median. Covered in shimmering, dark metallic mesh, the clutch’s simple structure enables even the most reserved to take a poke at the holiday’s sparkle trend.
4. Rhinestone Frame Clutch by Santi
Swathed in faceted gems and glossy gold beads, Santi’s retro-inspired clutch adds the perfect amount of shine to the simplest of outfits. Featuring a delicate drop-in chain and a curved frame, this gorgeous carrying piece has the power to light up the dullest of rooms.
5. Snake-Embossed Leather & Metallic Mesh Clutch in Gold Multi by Whiting & Davis
Whiting & Davis’ Snake Embossed Clutch is the perfect purse for any busy woman unable to part ways with her oversized bag. Large enough to carry more than what’s necessary, but glamorous enough to blend in with the party scene, the luminous clutch is a must-have, especially considering its optional carrying strap.
6. ‘Bentley’ Framed Lambskin Leather Clutch in Desert Olive by MARC BY MARC JACOBS
When it comes to evening settings, a girl can do no wrong in a classic lambskin leather clutch by Marc Jacobs. Detailed with goldtone hardware and soft pleats, this clutch is elevated to chic heights as the desert olive coloring adds the perfect dose of femininity.
7. ‘Gladiator Pyramid’ Studded Leather Clutch in Cognac by Cassandra LA
In a sea of black clutches, this piece is sure to rock the basic tide. Enveloped in glossy pyramid studs and leather trim, the Cassandra LA clutch combines modern edge with classic sophistication. In a nutshell, the cognac-colored beauty adds the perfect touch of rocker-chic without going overboard.
8. ‘Swan Lake' Scottie Cross-Body by Kate Spade
A delicate chain strap, gold lining and feathered detailing: three characteristics that make up the most delicate of clutches. Can one ever expect anything less, however, from Kate Spade, the queen of ladylike touches? Move over Natalie Portman, there’s a new swan in town.
9. Striped Mother-of-Pearl Clutch by Judith Leiber
Adorned with mother-of-pearl striped inlays and gold-plated brass accents, Judith Leiber’s exquisite miniaudiere is so elegant, the Queen of England would probably place it on a mantelpiece if she hasn’t already. Beautifully detailed in gold and pearl, the embellished clutch is lined with gold-colored leather and is topped off with a delicate, 9-inch shoulder chain—a gorgeously functional piece.
10. Stone-Embellished Philomena Clutch by Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg outdoes herself with her suede, metallic snakeskin clutch, structured into a timeless, fold-over style. Metal stones provide the finishing touches that make the Philomena a decadent artifact, while the clutch’s large size, magnetic flap closure and top zip make it the perfect day-to-night piece for any girl on the go.