Chances are, if you already own one of these it’s because you ran out and bought it when you were in desperate need for it (say, right before your best friend’s wedding?). Rarely do women choose to buy a fancy evening bag before a special occasion calls for it.
But most of us will need one at some point, so why wait till we’re desperate? The most timeless (and versatile) style you can own is a simple black satin or metallic clutch in gold or silver. This is one bag that should be as seasonless as possible, because you want to be able to hold onto it for years. If you want a little bit of sparkle, try to pick one with a jewel on the clasp only. This has a more classic, lasting appeal and goes effortlessly with everything.