If you're like us, your holiday dance card is fast approaching maximum capacity. And while the right mix of party dresses can switch up the after-hours vibe in a flash, the perfect little clutch bag is another quick and dirty way to snazz up just about any look. When it comes to the post-work changeroo, we love a bag that packs a subtle punch with pretty beading, a swipe of satin, or even an amped up leather with texture like snakeskin. Check out our top evening bag picks for keeping the party circuit in the palm of your hand.
Above, clockwise from top left: Lauren Merkin Lotte Leopard Clutch, $200, available at Shop Bop; French Connection Stud Heart Bag, $98, available at French Connection; Les Prairies De Paris La Poste Zebra Clutch, $175 (was $325), available at Gargyle; Alexander McQueen Knuckle Duster Clutch, $1,595, available at Net-A-Porter.