Day or Night! These Star-Inspired Accessories Work 24/7

Day to Night Accessories: Aquazzura
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We're major fans of outfit-making accessories, but more often than not, their beloved powers only shine during special occasions: an evening out on the town, a celebratory event or a dressy cocktail party. Under the harsh light of day? They can look glaringly out of place. To that effect, we sought out accessories (with the help of our favorite style-savvy stars) that can carry you from the office to happy hour, from dawn to dusk. Basically, these practical-but-pretty add-ons work around the clock. Each is special in its own right, but not overwhelmingly so.

Take Jamie Chung, for instance. She shows us that a roomy pouch is spacious enough for daytime essentials, but compact enough for an evening out. One sprinkled in leopard spots makes a fierce statement, but is neutral enough to complement any outfit. From edgy pearl earrings to darling miniature structured bags, take a look and shop the hardest working accessories around.

PHOTOS: 28 Celebrity-Inspired Day-to-Night Accessories

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Leopard-Print Clutch

Day to Night Accessories: Jamie Chung
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Jamie Chung is proof that a roomy pouch is spacious enough for daytime essentials, but compact enough for an evening out. Look for one in leopard print-it still makes a fierce statement, but has evolved into a neutral pattern that works with any outfit.

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Leopard-Print Clutch

Day to Night Accessories: Clare Vivier
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Clare Vivier, $198; clarev.com

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Leopard-Print Clutch

Day to Night Accessories: Joie
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Joie, $288; joie.com

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Leopard-Print Clutch

Day to Night Accessories: Oliveve
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Oliveve, $135; shopbop.com

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Leopard-Print Clutch

Day to Night Accessories: DVF
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DVF, $268; dvf.com

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Chunky Ankle-Strap Flats

Day to Night Accessories: Rashida Jones
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Flats are often looked upon as a.m. attire, but chic ones can bring you from the office to happy hour. Try a pair with an ankle strap-the cuffed detailing has been a favorite among celebrities for multiple seasons now, including Rashida Jones, who went with a chunkier band.

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Ankle-Strap Flats

Day to Night Accessories: Joe's
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Joe's, $110; nordstrom.com

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Ankle-Strap Flats

Day to Night Accessories: Report Signature
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Report Signature, $80; piperlime.com

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Ankle-Strap Flats

Day to Night Accessories: Saint Laurent
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Saint Laurent, $895; net-a-porter.com

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Ankle-Strap Flats

Day to Night Accessories: 10 Crosby Derek Lam
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10 Crosby Derek Lam, $296; bloomingdales.com

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Sleek Backpacks

Day to Night Accessories: Jessica Alba
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Backpacks have come a long way since elementary school! The modern-day, upscale versions are incredibly chic, super versatile, and can hold all your essentials. Jessica Alba slung her Reece Hudson backpack over one shoulder during the day and toted it again for a much more formal occasion.

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Sleek Backpacks

Day to Night Accessories: Asos
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Asos, $105; asos.com

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Sleek Backpacks

Day to Night Accessories: Topshop
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Topshop, $130; topshop.com

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Sleek Backpacks

Day to Night Accessories: Meli Melo
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Meli Melo, $895; shopbop.com

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Sleek Backpacks

Day to Night Accessories: Mansur Gavriel
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Mansur Gavriel, $745; mansurgavriel.com

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Metallic Strappy Heels

Day to Night Accessories: Kirsten Dunst
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Delicate high-shine straps in gold, rose gold, or silver bring just the right blend of refined elegance and attention-stealing bling to both casual and dressier looks. Case in point: Kirsten Dunst who wore hers with a floral frock and a sexy red-hot shift.

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Metallic Strappy Heels

Day to Night Accessories: Miu Miu
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Miu Miu, $750; saksfifthavenue.com

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Metallic Strappy Heels

Day to Night Accessories: Zara
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Zara, $100; zara.com

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Metallic Strappy Heels

Day to Night Accessories: Loeffler Randall
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Loeffler Randall, $295; loefflerrandall.com

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Metallic Strappy Heels

Day to Night Accessories: Shoemint
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Shoemint, $60; shoemint.com

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Unique Pearl Earrings

Day to Night Accessories: Rihanna
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Pearls have been given a contemporary spin, thanks to cool jewelry pieces, like Dior's popular "Mise en Dior Tribal" duo-ended earrings, as seen on Rihanna. Formerly reserved for upscale events, these modern pearls now work for any occasion, casual or otherwise.

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Unique Pearl Earrings

Day to Night Accessories: BaubleBar
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BaubleBar, $28; baublebar.com

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Unique Pearl Earrings

Day to Night Accessories: Ariel Gordon for Shopbop
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Ariel Gordon for Shopbop, $285; shopbop.com

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Unique Pearl Earrings

Day to Night Accessories: Veronika Borchers for Pearl Collective
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Veronika Borchers for Pearl Collective, $150; pearlcollective.com

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Unique Pearl Earrings

Day to Night Accessories: Rue Gembon
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Rue Gembon, $50; ruegembon.com

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Mini Ladylike Bags

Day to Night Accessories: Alexa Chung
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Scaled down to clutch-size, itsy-bitsy bags are considered an alternative to minaudieres. What we're loving: ladylike top-handle boxed bags, like Alexa Chung's, that are equally adorable and sophisticated.

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Mini Ladylike Bags

Day to Night Accessories: Sophie Hulme
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Sophie Hulme, $675; shopbop.com

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Mini Ladylike Bags

Day to Night Accessories: Alice + Olivia
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Alice + Olivia, $295; aliceandolivia.com

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Mini Ladylike Bags

Day to Night Accessories: Furla
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Furla, $398; furla.com

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Mini Ladylike Bags

Day to Night Accessories: Zara
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Zara, $90; zara.com

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Lace-Up Booties

Day to Night Accessories: Olivia Palermo
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Unlike other ankle boots, lace-ups offer a touch of something special. They're functional, yet unexpectedly sexy. And they work with any look at all hours of the day. Olivia Palermo went with a yellow metallic one, but any color, from basic black to maroon, will do.

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Lace-up Booties

Day to Night Accessories: Nine West
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Nine West, $119; ninewest.com

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Lace-up Booties

Day to Night Accessories: Pour la Victoire
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Pour la Victoire, $275; nordstrom.com

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Lace-up Booties

Day to Night Accessories: Sophia Webster
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Sophia Webster, $720; neimanmarcus.com

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Lace-up Booties

Day to Night Accessories: Aquazzura
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Aquazzura, $595; forwardforward.com

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