Christmas itself may be a chance to wear pyjamas for three days straight, but the festive run up is a rather different story. Work parties, Christmas dinners, reunion drinks, December often feels like one long social engagement. Whether you love it or hate it, party season provides an excellent excuse to hit the shops.
When thinking about eveningwear, accessories are the easiest and most affordable way to jazz up any ensemble. And luckily for us, the high street is bursting with covetable options.
While it used to be the bigger, the better when it came to ‘it’ bags, in recent seasons cult bags have shrunk to minute proportions. This means we are truly spoilt for styles that are practical and party-proof.
Cross-body bags are top of our list. Stash your belongings, sling over and have your hands free for dancing (and cocktails). Or, if the classic clutch is more your thing, look for bags with a loop handle.
Check out our favourites in the gallery below: