Phone, house keys, lipstick, cab money, cards to buy you booze. Party bags are an absolute lifesaver when it comes to going out. With the second half of December being laced with Christmas parties, wedding receptions, fancy getaways and it’s time you wrap up your hunt for glam ensembles with our curation of bags. Quite frankly, you haven’t mastered the art of party-girl style until you’ve owned a dressy sling bag that can perfectly accessorise your outfits and hold your house keys at the same time.
Since you can't possibly be lugging around your everyday handbags (or any big bag for that matter) on a night out dancing, we have collected a Rolodex of alternatives instead. From sequined crossbody bags to an embellished clutch, these party bags will be your arm candy for this festive season!
The Fur Detail
In our opinion, faux fur is one of the best accessories there are to go with wintery ensembles. This navy blue sling party bag will be good company for your rooftop engagements when you need a body heavy bag to go with your warm layers.
The Love(ly) Clutch
Decided to go with a solid bodycon on New Year’s Eve? How about adding a little unapologetic cheeky charm to the look? It was either this or one with a lip purse, these new Aldo bags got us drooling over the brand’s new holiday collection.
The Bracelet Bag
The Bracelet bag is one of our favourite bags trend from 2017 and with the distinction of being part jewellery, these bags are an elegant pick for your office party. Opt for this option on evenings when you need to carry a few extra items than just the essentials.
The Blue Metallics
Can’t talk about party wear without a shout out to Metallica. Pair this with your solid ensembles to add glitzy pops or with your shimmery outfits to be your ‘Extra AF’ self. The crossbody is perfect for when you wish no hassle with handbags while being out and about.
The Studded Clutch
As dainty handbags, stay effortlessly stylish with this studded PU clutch, no number of spilt drinks can put a dent on this one! The pretty blush hue is versatile and the spacious interior is just the space you need to hold your party essentials.
The Sequined Crossbody Bag
At a loss of looking for the perfect sequined dress for your sparkly nights? Carry this multicoloured patches bag instead! Also available in a dainty crossbody bag style, this little number from ZARA is a must buy.
The Shoulder Bling
Give your ensemble a satin finish with this shoulder bag from H&M. We love the decorative bow detail on the front, something you can use to your advantage if you wish to keep your jewellery to a minimum to non-existent.
The Velvet Sling Bag
Velvet has the power to glam up any dull outfit. From velvet saree blouses to gowns, we’ve seen it all this past year.a pick that will go pretty well with your ethnic garbs, this wine-hued pick is sure to become a keeper for the shaadi season!
The Perspex Pick
Perspex heels, yes. Perspex clutches, hell yes! The clear strap and transparent heel trend was all the rage in 2017 so we anticipate this look to catch more traction in many other ways possible. Stay ahead of time and pick this clear glitter clutch for your OTT NYE dresses.
The Floral Minaudière
In case you are wondering, A minaudière bag is a small evening bag with a chain strap and is often decorated with metallic details, beads and other ornamentation. A classy and elegant pick, accessorise with this style for your fancy dinners and cocktail parties.
The Charm Bag
Because of its small size and heavy detailing, this one is purely for ornamental purposes. Laced with pearls on the chain strap, this one is sure to go well with your uber-feminine ensembles, we hope you are a fan of subtle jewellery!