Best Bet: Complementary Colors

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Photo: Courtesy of Club Monaco

Forget the old fashion rules, it's time to embrace one of the chicest color combinations out there: black and navy blue. Sure, it may sound like a painful bruise, but the two hues together are actually quite easy on the eyes. Club Monaco's new Jen clutch is covered entirely in sequins, half with shiny jet-black paillettes and half with smaller dark-blue discs. The folded envelope shape is comfortable to carry and holds quite a bit more than the average evening bag. Wear this sparkly clutch with a simple black dress for a glamorous and unexpected nighttime look.

Jen Beaded Clutch, $99 at Club Monaco, 160 Fifth Ave., at 21st St.; 212-352-0936