The races, weddings, garden parties... whatever the occasion this summer, there's more to your outfit than just a dress and heels.
The right bag or clutch they can pull an entire outfit together. So if you're going to splurge on something, this should be it. The right evening bag has staying power too, which means you'll love using it time and time again.
We've riflied through our favourite high street and designer collections to bring you our edit of the most desirable evening bags out there. Yes, these pieces will complete your outfit, but more importantly, they'll make everyone jealous! Happy shopping...
This neon red Mango shoulder bag has fast been gaining in popularity - partly thanks to its uncanny resemblance to a £1,095 designer J.W.Anderson bag! This one is a fraction of the price at just £35.99. It's the perfect option to take you from dinner to drinks and is big enough to store everything yo might need for a night out
Buy it now from Mango for £35.99 (opens in new tab)
Steal the spotlight with this beautifully embellished 3D flower bag. Its soft pink shades make it the perfect pretty accessory for all summer occasions. You won't be short on compliments with this on your arm...
Buy it now from Accessorize for £32 (opens in new tab)
In super-soft suede, this twisted clutch from Reiss is an elegant evening choice. It's also designed with plenty of space for all your bits and pieces, so you wont be at a loss without your trusted handbag essentials.
Buy it now from Reiss for £145 (opens in new tab)
Keep it classic with this go to black and gold bucket bag. Everybody needs a little black bag and this updated style will work wonders with both sleek separates and party dresses.
Buy it now from Coast for £45 (opens in new tab)
Turn heads and make a statement with this colourful clutch from Zara. This little number would be great for weddings abroad.
Buy now from Zara for £29.99 (opens in new tab)
Red and pink is the must have colour clash of the season and this Sophie Hulme bag is bang on trend. It's the perfect mini size for occasions and has a removable strap so you can decide whether it's a clutch or cross body affair.
Buy now from Harrods for £375 (opens in new tab)
Heading somewhere tropical for the occasion? We are in love with this embellished watermelon bag from Zara. It is also a great transitional piece that will take you into winter and the party seasons too.
Buy now from Zara for £29.99 (opens in new tab)
A classic box clutch is always a great occasion accessory; pair it with simple black or monochrome looks. Then the best part is the other side is plain black with a chic glossy finish - two bag colours in one!
Buy now at Debenhams for £27.99 (opens in new tab)
Nothing says special quite like something encrusted with embellishment. Team this statement bag with a simple but sleek dress and let it be the talking point of your entire outfit.
Buy now at John Lewis for £59 (opens in new tab)
Add a pop of colour with a fushia pink clutch. We love the cute cloud detailing, plus its gold chain strap means you can dance all night with your hands free!
Buy now from Hobbs for £99 (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for something classic with an added touch of fun this LK Bennett bag is the one for you. Decorated with gold tipped petals its unique and elegant style will work beautifully for a country wedding.
Buy now from LK Bennett for £225 (opens in new tab)
This season it's all about gold circle hardware and this orange clutch showcases the trend perfectly. Warm colours always work well for summer.
Buy now from Karen Millen for £99 (opens in new tab)
Up the ante on any outfit with a gleaming gold clutch bag. Suitable for a summer soirée or a wonderful winter bash - this clutch will seee you through all seasons.
Buy now from Reiss for £95 (opens in new tab)
Feel right at home in a country manor or fancy city hotel with this unique marble bag from Uterque. For an instant classy look style it with all white and a hint of pink in your accessories.
Buy now from Uterque for £115 (opens in new tab)
Feeling fruity? We can't get enough of this orange segment bag from John Lewis. It's bright, fun and paired with a block bold colour it will certainly be a talking point at any occasion this summer.
Buy now from John Lewis for £39 (opens in new tab)
Embroidery, check! Red and pink, check! Florals, check! This little clutch covers all the must have trends of the season. It's colour and style also mean it's a great day to night transitional bag that will see you through a whole host of events. And at £12.99, you can't go wrong!
Buy now from Mango for £12.99 (opens in new tab)
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