Snob Essentials

Anya Hindmarch Valorie Snakeskin Clutch: Valorie Gets a Makeover

The glitter Valorie, in a multitude of sparkling shades, was THE hottest bag last season, and now Anya Hindmarch has unleashed yet another covetable clutch to obsess over. Naturally, I elect snake over sequin every time (or glitter, for that matter), but my adoration of exotics isn’t the only reason to love this clutch.

The Valorie looks like it was made for snakeskin – its uncomplicated fold-over shape is ready to take on the natural patterns and grant them full spotlight. The size is ideal for any night out: it won’t encumber you or take over your ensemble yet it’s large enough (not to mention slightly expandable) to comfortably fit more than the very bare necessities. Let it pop against a LBD or winter white or utilize its versatility by wearing it with a vivid jewel tone or striking neon. This easy tan and black clutch, with minimal gold hardware, is the unfussy answer to all your dazzling holiday colors, with no risk of competing or clashing. What’s the best reason to adore snake above all else? You guessed it: it’s the ultimate neutral. On Net-a-Porter for $650.

Pair with: Don’t believe me? Test out just how neutral this snakeskin is by going risky and frisky with Alexander McQueen’s enchanting curvy cutout wedges in popping hot pink. Alexander McQueen Peep-Toe Bow Wedge, $1,050.



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