When the season changes, powerful statement pieces are a blast to buy, but you’ve got to have elements to balance them out. That’s why it’s so nice to have something new and pared-down for fall, so you’re free to go to town on the rest of your outfit. Sergio Rossi’s Viva clutch is the answer to your punch-packing graphic prints, tricked-out bomber jackets and textural exotics.
Midnight-meets-navy suede, a soft body and curved flap, and a single bit of functional gold hardware: this is a clear and obvious classic. But it also has enough pleasing details to make it feel like a worthy (and even exciting) purchase. The twist-lock closure oozes sophistication, and that color is so beyond perfect for the season. And the price is where’s it’s at. At under $700, not only is this clutch all about investment-worthy longevity, it’s totally doable. On Matches for $675.
Pair with: Something whimsical and offbeat, like Lanvin’s cotton-terry sweatshirt. Embellished with leather and crystal beetles, it’s cocktail hour-worthy (though I can’t tell you in good conscience that it’s exactly investment-worthy!). On NET-A-PORTER for $1,545.