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Make a standout clutch the focus of your outfit. Accessories designer Anya Hindmarch recommends trying something opulent, bright or glittery. “Use your accessories to show your mood and personality. Try a decorative clutch with a low-key Lanvin dress and your entire look will come to life. Don't be safe – the really fun ones will give you so much pleasure.”
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GOLD AFTER DARK
Be the star of the evening with a hit of shining metallic. Burberry's soft gold trench will put a high-fashion spin on a T-shirt and shorts combo for a weekend lunch date, while a shimmering, floor-skimming skirt can be dressed down with a fine-knit sweater. If you're after a dramatic entrance, Alexander McQueen's sequined gown will do the trick.
the luxe blouse
Channel Katharine Hepburn (above) and try an embellished blouse as an elegant alternative to a cocktail dress. A sequin-trimmed silk or lace version with tailored pants or a statement skirt will give you a sophisticated party-circuit look with a difference.creditsPhotographs: Getty Images
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