Everything you need for a summer's worth of style
Don’t give yourself neck ache, stock your handbag with these 10 essentials and you’ll be set for anything the summer throws at you
No respectable gal will put one perfectly shod foot out of the door without a lipgloss in her carry-all. In fact, this could be the most important item on your summer handbag hotlist. Enhance a sun-kissed face with Clinique’s gorgeous new moisturising vitamin C lip smoothie, which comes in ten lip-smackingly delicious hues, including our faves, Peach Power, Pink Me Up and Nude-Tricious.
Cute chain straps aren’t just for your handbag this summer! The on-trend look is also perfect for adding edge to your tresses, and hairdbands are a huge must-have this season. Keep on-hand at all times for an instant fashion injection.
Pretty, pastel and pure this-season perfection, these butterfly clips are just what summer ordered! Stash in your handbag pocket then, when your girlfriend calls you for impromptu after-work drinkies, wing your last-minute look with these little beauties. But be quick – they’re so cute, they’ll fly off the shelves!
The ultimate handbag must-have, a little pot of Vaseline is a year-round, not just summer, essential. Whip it out for lippie primer, eyebrow-smoothing, glossy eyelids or dewy cheeks. Basically, don’t leave the house without it.
Whether you’re going to a festival, shopping or pubbing it, an omnipresent style-checker is a necessity for any fashionista! Invest in Dotty P’s cute little mirror (love the pink pouch) and you’ll be supporting breast cancer care, too.
What do you need in a glamorous tote? An equally glamorous purse! And this funky faux snakeskin number from Jaeger will definitely do the trick. We’re in lust.
Having lunch al fresco? Bit hot, bit sweaty? Don’t panic! Your trusty Clinique powder will rid your face of that pesky shine in ten seconds flat. What’s more, it contains an SPF 15, so not only does it make you look great, it protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, too.
Aviators are still one of the hottest style of sunnies going, and we love this wear-anywhere pair from All Saints. Timeless, yet so-right-now!
Brush up anytime with your perfect-fit handbag brush from Toni & Guy. Just the right size for any holdall, it’ll fit in your super-cute clutch, or your Nicole Richie-inspired oversized suitcase!
Frizzy, sweaty locks = so not a good look! Restore your hair to picture-perfect with Batiste’s dry shampoo a godsend on a seriously sunny day.