Holiday Dress & Handbag Combos
One of the many fun parts about the holidays is getting to dress a little fancier than usual. Whether it’s for a Christmas party or a New Year’s fiasco, picking out that perfect dress is a must. If you’re going out in public, having a functional and fashionable handbag is a must as well. Here are a few of my favorite holiday dresses and some handbag options to match.
Modcloth Decadent the Halls Dress & Kayu Annie Jute Clutch
Brocade dress & gold clutch
Brocade details on clothing was huge last year, and I don’t see the trend dying down anytime soon. There’s something about the pattern that just seems elegant and formal, and this dress is no exception. Pair it with gold accessories, like a cute clutch, heels and some dangly earrings.
BB Dakota Minimalist is More Dress in Wine & Eloise Boxy Satchel
Burgundy dress & satchel purse
Burgundy is, in my opinion, a color that looks great on almost everyone. It looks especially gorgeous on those with pale-toned skin (aka most of us in the winter), so it’s perfect for a holiday party. And what’s better than this structured, feminine satchel? Nothing.
Modcloth Fancy Prance Dress & Monya Beaded Clutch
White dress & red clutch
To me, this dress and clutch combo should be called “Snow White”. Obviously because of the pretty white dress, but also because the red clutch matches the color of Snow’s lips and cheeks. You’ll get a ton of wear out of both of these pieces after the holidays as well.
Modcloth Kind Intentions Dress & kate spade new york Bright Light Carah
Little black dress & pink purse
No black dress needs to be boring! Just add a pop of color either in the heels, lips, jewelry or- in this case- a bag. The best part is that you can re-wear this dress so many times and add different accessories to make it look new and fresh.
Speaking of handbags, I’m participating in a “12 Days of Handbags” giveaway with the kind people over at Handbag Heaven. I’ve featured their bags before here, here and here, so this was a perfect fit. I’ll be giving away 2 of my favorite bags of theirs today (12/11) and Monday 12/17. Today’s giveaway is for the black Eloise Boxy Satchel (which is shown in the 2nd image down in this post). To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!
That first dress is so pretty, love it.
That white dress is so so so so pretty! x
i love that brocade dress! i just ordered a few party dresses and am impatiently waiting for them to arrive!
ohh i love them all!
i love all 4 looks you created – i could see myself wearing all of them! i entered, thanks for the opportunity!
I love the black dress with the hot pink bag…I may have to recreate that with my lace black dress!
Love the black & neon combo, super cute!
I love the 2nd dress and that first clutch, SO pretty!
I second your love of burgundy – I’ve never seen it look bad on anyone!
All of these handbags are gorgeous!
That first look is definitely my favorite, I love that clutch!
Love all of these looks! The first two might be my favorites… but that lace dress is gorgeous too! They are all great!
love all these pairings but the burgundy dress might be my favorite! I love that color 🙂
Dying over that first set…that ModCloth dress is gorgeous!!!! I am tempted to get it….very, very tempted!! 🙂
Love the first two dresses and I am OBSESSED with the first clutch. So cute and different!
I love the first and last combos the most, but they’re all great!!
The first and fourth combos are great – love it!
I can see you wearing all of these, and looking BEAUTIFUL in each! I think the first and the last are my favorites though.