Vibrant, eye catching, brilliant, brazen...no matter how you describe it, red is undoubtedly the show-stopper color of the rainbow. On a dress, it sizzles. On a blazer, it pops. And on a sleek clutch, it complements just about anything in your wardrobe, from your famed LBD to your ol' reliable skinny jeans, pumps and crisp top. There's something so polished about it - so why not invest in at least one?
One of the best out there is this Lauren Merkin Louise Patent Leather Clutch
($91.25). One of Merkin's most classic, revered silhouettes, Louise is a beauty with its slightly ruched body, snap-tight closure and roomy interior. Despite being so spacious, it still exudes a crisp, pulled together appearance - not sloppy and uncouth.
A glint of gold sets this BCBGMAXAZRIA Fold-Over Clutch
($79.20) apart from the pack. With its discreet tassel detail and rounded handle, it looks far costlier than it actually is!
If you're in the market for a truly timeless piece that will see you from day to evening in complete style, you won't go wrong with this DKNY French Grain Chain Handle Clutch
($155.99). The richly textured leather is so handsome, but we're particularly beguiled by the hint of gold hardware - it brings the entire package together and gives it such an elegant look.
If you're willing to spend a little extra, you'll love this Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Clutch
($295). The Morning After bags are particularly beloved for their effortlessly chic silhouettes, but this one stands out even more thanks to its fiery red hue.
Since most of us don't carry around two handbags to see us from day to night, consider a sizzling bag that works just as well after hours as it does during the first part of the day. While we wouldn't suggest carrying the La Regale Clutch
($20) to the office, it's a perfect companion for a lunch outing with the ladies - and then looks just smashing with an LBD at night.
Style tip: Let that red bag steal the spotlight! Since it's such a power player, it doesn't need the competition. Imagine its ferocity with something as simple as a black blazer and denim, or its sex appeal as it rests against a sultry black sheath. Keep it uncomplicated and that red clutch will truly sizzle.
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