Straw totes are a much lighter and fun summer alternative for your every-day handbag.
1. Blue Solstice Water Bottle w/Freezer Insert-$6.99 2. Sunnies-$5.80 3. Folding Fan-$4.29 4. Mini Aloe Vera-$0.99 5. Neutrogena Sunblock Spray-$8.94 6. Straw Fedora-$29.95 7. EOS Mini Lotion-$3.99 Not pictured: Snacks (usually almonds, fruit or cucumber slices)
I usually keep some form of these items in my bag to help me stay as refreshed as possible. Folding fans and water can do miracles when your waiting for your subway on a stuffy platform!
I try to keep my bag as light as possible so as not to be even more burdened in the heat. I keep only the most basic of beauty products in a smaller clutch within my bag. If you head out into a hot steamy night you can then just grab the clutch and ditch the bag.
What are your summer bag essentials?