Goodwill Gems: The Eye-Catching Clutch

We know we should be searching for Giants gear (after all, Steve Smith might’ve donated a jersey back in the day), but somehow our Super Bowl outfits are still second draft pick to our Valentines’ thrifting. If you’ve got a great game day outfit ready, but all means, post & spark some inspiration. But in the meantime, well, we’re in the mood for love… and so is our correspondent Lauren. With the help of her local Goodwill, she found her crush – this week’s Goodwill Gem: the Eye-Catching Clutch.

Simple, but completely covered in eye-catching glitter, this divine little purse is the perfect tote to carry everything you need for a night out on the town.

Girls love bling. There’s no girl I know who doesn’t love adding a little sparkle to her favorite look on occasion. And with a shimmering silver clutch like the one I found at my local Goodwill this week, it’s easy to add that bit of glitz and glamour to your day in an instant!

If you have a special event coming up (as I reminded all you stylish readers last week, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!) this sweet, sparkly bag is just what you need to hold all your night out essentials – and it will immediately add va va voom to your ensemble as well. The long silver chain strap makes this delicate bag an easy one to throw over your shoulder and go, but it can also quickly be tucked inside if you prefer to carry it as a clutch.

A stunning sparkler like this bag will pop against any backdrop. But since it’s such a showstopper all by itself, let it be the star of your outfit by pairing it with simple, elegant pieces in classic shapes, or even with a fully monochromatic look.

With a show-stealing accessory like this clutch, keep the rest of your outfit as simple as you can, picking a few solid pieces in classic cuts to complement it.

Here, I’ve picked a basic, go-to black dress that I couldn’t imagine living without. It’s timeless and figure-flattering, and appropriate for everything from weddings to funerals (and just about anything else in between). It’s effortlessly beautiful, and just the kind of graceful, confidence-boosting dress I want to wear for a big night out, but since it’s a basic black, my fabulous new purse will really stand out and shine next to it. For another extra-special touch, I’d finish this look with a black cardigan or blazer and a sassy heel (purple suede, perhaps?) for an unexpected pop of color.

How would you deck out this clutch? Come tell us in the comments here, post a photo of a fav look on our Facebook page or send @GoodwillNyNj a tweet. GoodwillNyNj & I love seeing your style, so keep us posted!

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