14 Celebrity-Inspired Clutches to Carry This Season

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No holiday outfit is complete without the perfect clutch. As an accessory that functions as a hold-all for your essentials, a clutch plays a pivotal role on dressy nights out. What more, it's a non-committal way to try out trends without actually wearing them. That's why we took inspiration from clutches gripped at the hip of celebrities on the red carpet and rounded up the top seven types in varying shapes, sizes and materials. Accent a minimalist shift, like Charlize Theron's, with a graphic black-and-white pattern, or copy Michelle Dockery and break up monochromaticism with a glamorous wave of jewels. From boxed minaudieres to edgy winter white detailing, shop each trend to find your next holiday clutch.

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Clutch Type: Graphic Black & White

Charlize Theron: Graphic Black & White
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They may be considered neutral shades, but the contrasting colors have proven (once again) that they're anything but boring. Case in point: Charlize Theron's standout accessory against a minimalist winter white shift. Alice + Olivia, leather, $395; aliceandolivia.com

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Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo clutch

Acrylic, $975; jimmychoo.com

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Clutch Type: Jeweled

Michelle Dockery: Jeweled clutch
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Look to bejeweled clutches to bring in some high-wattage holiday shine. Take Michelle Dockery's cue and color-match yours with a dress for an intriguing spin on monochromaticism. Moonbeam, acrylic, $175; yessstyle.com

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Natasha Couture

Natasha Couture clutch

Glass, metal and textile, $158; nordstrom.com

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Clutch Type: Boxed

Olivia Wilde: Boxed clutch
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It's hip to carry square. Try a structured, masculine shape that showcases a pretty design, like Olivia Wilde's. Emm Kuo, crystal and brass, $675; emm-kuo.com

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River Island

River Island clutch

Acrylic, metal and polyurethane, $60; riverisland.com

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Clutch Type: Oversized

Lake Bell: Oversized clutch
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Feeling stuffed? Follow Lake Bell's lead and opt for a roomy pouch that doubles as a carryall, guaranteeing you ample space and style. B Brian Atwood, leather and crystals, $395; nordstrom.com

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Forever 21

Forever 21 clutch

Polyester, $17; forever21.com

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Clutch Type: Satin

Alice Eve: Satin clutch
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Inject a touch of luxe into your holiday ensemble with satin, like Alice Eve did. Opt for a bright, eye-catching color. Henri Bendel, satin, $150; henribendel.com

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Moschino clutch

Satin, $310; forzieri.com

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Clutch type: Sparkly

Camilla Belle: Sparkly clutch
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Camilla Belle got in the festive spirit with a super-shiny, light-refracting clutch. A similar piece can elevate your outfit-tenfold. If you can't go all out during the holidays, when can you? Anya Hindmarch, glitter, canvas and leather, $550; anyahindmarch.com

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Moyna clutch

Beads and satin, $100; shopbop.com

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Clutch Type: Edgy Winter White

Kate Mara: Edgy winter white clutch
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Copy Kate Mara and lend some edge to your look with punk-inspired detailing (think: studs, grommets, and zippers). Pair it with a sweet, demure dress to strike the perfect balance. Faux leather, $45; dailylook.com

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Mango clutch

PVC and polyester, $50; mango.com

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