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.
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.
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.
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.
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!