8 Handbags to Spice Up Your Look for New Year’s Eve

Whether you will be attending a formal New Year’s Eve cocktail soiree, or a raging, booty-shaking extravaganza, the right purse will make or break your glamorous outfit for the evening.  Make sure you look “ab fab” (absolutely fabulous) from head to toe this New Year’s Eve.  I have chosen 8 handbags that will spice up your look for NYE.

Pop of color – If you are wearing a simple or solid color dress, give your outfit a burst of color by accessorizing with a brightly colored handbag.  Nothing is too bright or too bold and no color is off-limits with this trend.  The brighter, the better! (Especially when you are wearing a neutral-colored dress!)

Metallic – Shimmer is always in style for NYE – look for gold, silvers, and bronzes to be especially on-point with the metallic theme, though you can find metallics in other tones too.

Beaded – Beads may make you think old-fashioned, or like something your grandmother would wear, but they are the classiest way to pull off an “old Hollywood”, glam outfit.  If you choose a bag with colorful beads, it will add more visual interest to your party outfit.

Sequins – Another way to show some shimmer, and the newer version of the beaded bag. Yes, your mom probably wore a ton of sequins in the eighties, but when done right, they are extremely fashionable.  There are ways to wear sequins without looking like you’re ready for a dance recital!

Two-Toned – Remember earlier this summer when color-blocking was all the rage?  Well, this trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Look for bags that combine two or more blocks of color in angular shapes.  The bag pictured above combines the metallic trend with color blocking.

Chain strap bags – If you are going to be dancing the night away, you are going to want to be doing it hands-free and this style will allow for that! Chains on bags are both stylish and functional for your New Year’s Eve partying!

Glitter handbags – There is no such thing as “too much glitter” on NYE, and you can prove that with a fashionable glitter handbag. You didn’t do NYE right unless you wake up the next morning covered in glitter!

Salvatore Ferragamo Feather Clutch

Feathery handbags – Feathers are another trend left-over from summer that is still on point for winter. Choose bags with any color of feathers that match your ensemble for the evening.

Have a safe and fabulous New Year’s Eve with these handbag style tips!


Chris Coleman is the community manager at Authentic Luxury Goods, an online designer handbag consignment store located in San Diego, CA.  Authentic Luxury Goods buys and sells gently-used designer handbags, watches, jewelry, and more at 30-70% off retail.

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