Are you really REALLY cool for the summer? Don’t just rely on air conditioning and ice cream to give you a respite from the heat – you need a few more things to be summer-proof. So, get these 10 everyday handbag essentials that we’ve handpicked for you for a stress-free summer! They’re the best in the business and all under Rs 499.
A sunscreen is a first and foremost handbag essential on our list. And this light and waterproof product by Neutrogena is our best bet. Not only does it come with SPF 50+, but it also offers PA+++ protection from UVA and UVB rays. This ultra soft sunblock is one of the best (irrespective of the budget) out there.
Price: ₹ 514. Buy it here.
Your body also needs deep hydration in summer. Make it a point to carry a water bottle with you wherever you go. We recommend this cute sipper that comes with a liquid-tight cap that prevents leakage. It is also freezer-safe and will keep you motivated to ‘kill it’ some more.
Price: ₹ 249. Buy it here.
Ah, face wipes, your best friend through the thick and thin (of pollution). These tea tree cleansing wipes by The Body Shop are suitable for all skin types. It removes impurities and excess oil, keeping you clean and fresh on the go. Plus, it’s completely paraben-free like all their products.
Price: ₹ 445. Buy it here.
We need not tell you about the importance of an antiperspirant deodorant! But instead of a spray, we suggest a roll-on. Its gas free, 48-hour formula will release fragrance when you need it the most and keep you odourless and fresh all day. No more spray stains on your top, ladies!
Price: ₹ 185. Buy it here.
Brace yourself for the ‘sunny right now, rainy the next second’ weather. Either way, an umbrella will give you shade and keep your dry this season. This three-fold pretty umbrella will fit in your handbag conveniently and keep you prepared for any weather!
Price: ₹ 469. Buy it here.
You’ve been framed! Aviators are the perfect and most stylish frames that suit most face shapes. These babies by Floyd have green UV protected lenses and a gold-toned frame – a classy combination that’ll go with all outfits! Make any day a good #OOTD day with these sunnies.
Price: ₹ 1,299. Buy it here.
You need a sanitiser to protect you from germs. This is naturally derived and alcohol-free too! Generally, the alcohol in sanitisers dry your palms and the triclosan does more bad than good. But this super mild sanitiser is safe to be used even by kids. Happy hands, happy you.
Price: ₹ 50. Buy it here.
Having a scrunchie or two in your bag is a good idea in this heat. Turn that frown into a high ponytail or messy bun with these colour popping hair ties. They’ll instantly brighten up your look and your day.
Price: ₹ 829. Buy it here.
For travelling in an auto, as a cover-up in the sun or as a mask in this polluted traffic – a scarf is as more than just a fashion accessory. And this peach one with cute unicorns all over it will add a fun statement to your outfit.
Price: ₹ 499. Buy it here.
A lip balm is an all-season must-have. While you’re keeping them nourished this summer, protect them with this SPF 30 sun protect lip balm. Its PA+++ (the more the pluses, the better) will act as a shield against the harmful UV rays and the subtle orange flavour will leave a sweet scent on your lips.
Price: ₹ 175. Buy it here.
No more hiding behind the doors. Your summer-ready handbag is all you need to kick some ass!