Summer Handbag Essentials (UK Edition)

As summer finally makes its way to the UK (yay!), it’s time for me to start packing my handbag a bit differently. Here is a low down of the essential items I keep in my handbag on a summer’s day in the UK, where weather is unpredictable. I’m quite a low maintenance chick, so this list includes practical items to help combat the weather, rather than products that other women choose to take.

  • Bottled water
    I usually carry water with me regardless, but I make sure to take plenty when the weather’s warm to keep hydrated.
  • Wet wipes
    There’s nothing nice about sweating it out on a bus, so having a little pack of wet wipes is good for wiping your forehead, palms or other places.
  • Fan
    Another great item for keeping cool when the temperature gets high.

    Chinese fan with dragons
    Chinese fan with dragons
  • Sunglasses
    Eye protection is always good for bright days.
  • Imperishable snacks
    Raisins, apples and granola bars survive the heat without going mushy or melted.
  • Scrunchie
    If I’m wearing my hair down, I’ll have a hair band on standby to tie up the ‘mop’.
  • Umbrella
    Because rain is always a possibility!
  • Light jacket/scarf
    As with above, the weather can get cooler so take a jacket/cardi just in case

If you’re wondering how all these items fit into a handbag, there is no simple explanation as to how…they just do!

Read other great posts about summer woes, tips and tricks from my fellow bloggers:
6100 Main
AMtoPM
Fairyburger
In the loop
Lipstick and Brunch
Native Texan Livin’
New Key Beauty
Rosiemay
Southern Soul
Suite 6Ten
The Pace

this post and those above were organised by:

Beauty and the Pitch

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22 thoughts on “Summer Handbag Essentials (UK Edition)

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  3. Umbrella… Ahh, Houston weather requires the same but it always seems like such a hassle to carry one around… the weight and size… You’re a trooper for always having one on hand! Although I guess it rains more in the UK than here…

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  5. Love this. An umbrella is a must for Houston summers, although we get much longer stretches before needing to be sure to keep one handy!

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  7. This is such a great blog post topic, thanks for sharing!! The wet wipes idea is so good…can’t believe I haven’t done that sooner! It sounds like it would be a LIFESAVER!!
    xo,
    Tatum
    thepace.co

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