Weddings, grad balls and rooftop parties: this summer, it’s all going on. So whether you’ve already picked the perfect outfit or haven’t even thought about party prep (who needs to be organised when next-day delivery exists, right?), here are five going-out bags for every kinda summer soiree – you’re welcome.
1. Golden Age
Wearing all white? When it comes to the bag, gold is the only way to go. Rounded designs make metallic textures feel all the more modern, so stick to clean, circular styles that have got high-summer glam down to a tee. Accentuate the minimal mood with Scandi-style jewels in the same tone – think geometric shapes and barely-there sparkles.
2. Wild Flower
Florals aren’t just for flower girls. Give them the grown-up treatment with a bloom-covered clutch in muted tones that don’t stray over to sickly, encrusted with petal-shaped jewels for delicate sparkle. Wear yours with a tonal hue for an extra hit of pretty.
3. Midnight Hour
Super-chic and endlessly versatile, black clutch bags are the ultimate party plus-ones. For a new-season take on the fashion classic, opt for a structured style in a woven texture with gold-tone metal deets for a little added luxe. Add on black tassel earrings and brushed gold jewels for perfect co-ordination.
4. Sugar Rush
Pastels have cooled down since the start of the season, with ice-cold tones making up the new sugared shades of summer. Get a taste of the trend with an ombre clutch in soft mint and rose petal-pink, styling it against stark, chalky palettes for a cool contrast. A pair of pastel heels later and you’re all set for that pre-party Boomerang.
5. On the Fringe
Fringed bags = the SS18 way to do flapper girl glam. Shimmy this way with a tasselled style in dreamy ombre pinks, choosing a cool duffle design over a classic clutch. Match the soft petal tones with pretty pieces in rose gold metal, and show them off against a pared-back palette.