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Smarten Up Casual Clothes by Adding a Box Clutch

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Box clutches are one of those wedding-season-related purchases that never really wind up being useful at other times of the year. Their small size and often excessive embellishment make them hard to incorporate into your daily wardrobe. But for a night out, take a cue from Lily Collins and try one with a special date-night outfit. While she’s showing off some impressive abs in a crop top and loose-fitting trousers, the key is to choose an outfit with a bit of sex appeal, whether in the form of a sliver of skin or a body-conscious silhouette. Then choose a non-blinged-out clutch like this House of Harlow leopard-print one to add to the carefree and fun vibe that every good date should have.

House of Harlow Danielle clutch, $225 at Shopbop.