Adriana Castro Maria Clutch: A Cross(body) to Bear

Who says you should spend your night out with a bag glued to your hand? I’ll do backflips for a beautiful clutch, but more and more, I can’t resist a great crossbody bag. Especially for evening! Sarah Jessica Parker set off a crossbody evening bag trend last season, slinging a VBH sueded python bag over a lacey gown, and she couldn’t have looked cooler. The mother of three likes her hands free, and so do we!

Just in time for fall’s upcoming crop of cocktail parties, a hot metallic crossbody that will go with everything. From Adriana Castro’s Fall 2011 collection, she brings us a most useful clutch with a convertible body strap! The shiny python Maria bag, a classic mild envelope shape, comes in two equally neutral colors: Old Copper and Black Micropoint (my personal winner). With suede lining, dimensions of a little over 5” tall by 8” wide, and a hidden magnetic closure, it’s easy access and comfortable storage. The python strap is detachable – but when a crossbody bag looks and feels this good, why would you even want to mess with it? At Adriana Castro for $875.

Pair with: Highlight the Maria’s metallic glimmer with an opulently jewel-toned silk charmeuse dress. Jenni Kayne’s bias scoop style, in dark garnet, is uncomplicated – begging for accessories and some crossbody action. On ShopBop for $650.


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