Your After 8 P.M. Purse

It's the ultimate conundrum: You want to bring your essentials for a night out, but you don't want to lug around a giant purse. The solution: This guide to packing your evening clutch

Dinner Date

It might be tempting to bring a ton of stuff on a first date, but you don’t want to deal with toting around a ginormous bag, so stick to a compact black purse with gold or silver detailing. Other than breath mints, you only need a few key products for a dinner date.

Typically perfume isn’t clutch-friendly, but roll-on fragrances are slim and perfect for stashing in your tiny purse. You want to focus more on the convo than reapplying makeup, so bring a lip stain that will stay put from drinks to dessert. Last but not least, don’t forget the floss. You don’t want to be stuck in the bathroom trying to get that glob of spinach out of your teeth with a business card. Ew.

The Essentials:

Pixi Lip Stain, $18

Coach Poppy Roll-On Perfume, $22

Oral-B Floss, $3.99