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Save Steal Splurge: the Day-to-Night Clutch

There’s a holiday conundrum that we all face: after work parties call for something a little dressier than your daily tote, but you can’t carry a Judith Leiber minaudiere to the office every day (trust us on that). The solution? A medium sized clutch that’s got a little something extra so it look party ready without telling your coworkers that you’ve taken the walk of shame. You might have to edit your daily necessities just a bit — leave that iPad mini at home, ladies — but our picks will let you make the transition from work to play as smooth as possible. Go glam with a metallic or play with texture with a mixed-media bag or soft pebbled leather.
With convertible straps and the perfect medium size, these picks are sure to get you through the holidays without a hitch.

Save: Danielle Nicole Lexi Crossbody ($78)

Steal: Loeffler Randall Lock Clutch ($244.95)

Splurge: Clare V Maison Chain Handbag ($375)

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Our Top Patent Picks to Brighten up Your Winter Wardrobe

With rain in the forecast, you might think that your go-to leather goods have to stay inside, but one reason we love patent leather so much is that it’s virtually waterproof. Slick and shiny, it’s one way to up the glam during the winter, especially if you’ve been living in your navy peacoat and other staples begging for a little bit of oomph. Try a patent shoe or bag if you’re going bold, but for the more demure dames out there, try a little crossbody or makeup bag to get your sea legs with the season’s shiniest statement.

Clockwise from top left: Topshop Fondant Sandal ($95), Alexander McQueen Mini Heroine Satchel ($2,195), Tory Burch Small Cosmetic Case ($55), Steve Madden Elusion Flat ($60), Marc by Marc Jacobs Ligero Double Percy ($295), Timex Easy Reader ($65)