More and more, as you get ready for a formal affair, a metallic clutch is what you reach for. Whether it's gunmetal or gold, these seem to be the most versatile and formal colors you can choose. But sometimes a soft metal can look cheap. I love the look of something hard, like these actual metal framed clutches. They're bold, an absolute conversation and keep their structure and shape over time--whereas a softer fabric can fade and show wear.