When it comes to dressing up, the same rules apply for outerwear and accessories-heading to a fancy affair means your day-to-day bag just won't do. Your holiday party wardrobe simply isn't complete with a chic clutch. Whether it's an elegant accent or a statement-making piece, this pint-size purse should be juuuuuust big enough to stash your evening essentials-phone, lipgloss, and maybe a candy cane or two, because it's the holidays. Stars rely on clutches for all of their red carpet affairs, so they're pros when it comes to small-in-stature, big-on-impact bags. Alexa Chung's adorable minaudières takes the place of a statement necklace, while Rita Ora and Olivia Palermo top off their looks with splashes of color. And for those times you need to carry a bit more that just the essentials, Karlie Kloss shows us how to rock an oversized version with aplomb.
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