When it comes to getting ready for a festive party most of us tend to consider our outfit and jewellery as the most important things. However, there is an item that you need in order to be both fashionable and functional.
The right handbag can make or break your look, while also being a must for ensuring you have everything you need for a great night out.
Whether your outfit is simple or super glam, you definitely need a gorgeous bag to complete it and store everything you need to make your night brilliant.
This is the go-to bag for parties and nights on the town. They tend to work well with elegant outfits and stop you having to carry a large bag with you.
Whether you're just dressing smartly or going the whole hog with a killer party dress, a clutch bag is a great choice and can be used to add a bit more bling to your ensemble.
You'll often find that clutch bags come with chains or straps that can be used over the shoulder or tucked away so you can simply carry your bag. This makes clutch bags a bit more versatile and saves you having to hold onto them throughout the night or try and find somewhere safe to put it.
One of our favourite party clutch bags for the festive season has to be this gorgeous White Glass and White Austrian Crystal Silver Clutch Bag. It has a stunning crystal embellishment on the front and a really elegant pleated design that makes it perfect for any party look.
If you're planning on keeping your outfit subtle by sporting your favourite little black dress, you might want to brighten your style up with a pop of colour.
This is a great choice for varying your look and is bang on-trend for AW14. All you need is a brightly coloured handbag. It can be any shade as anything looks good and stands out with black, giving you plenty of opportunity to mix things up a bit.
Something like this pretty Pink Handbag with External Zipper and Removable Strap is a great choice as the pink will really stand out and make a statement.
As well as the adjustable removable strap, it has a cute handle that allows you to change up how you carry it, while the simple design shows the colour off perfectly.
To really make a feature of the colour, you could echo it throughout your makeup or even choose a pair of shoes in the same shade.