Summer Bag Essentials


Who doesn’t love summer? Well me actually! I’m much more of a winter baby; I live for jumpers, coats and hot chocolate! Summer for me involves sweating off layers of clothing and carrying around lots of water!

Nevertheless, I’m trying to get into the summer mood this year and hunt out all of my summer clothing in my wardrobe (which I am massively lacking). The aim for the summer is to get outside as much as possible but as I write this, it is peeing it down so I don’t know how successful I will be at reaching this goal!

Anyway, enough chit chat and onto today’s post! Today’s post focus is all on those summer handbag essentials. There are a few items which I keep in my bag all year round which I will go into later but these are my staples for the warmer season:


SPF is something that I cannot preach about enough! I use a seperate SPF for my face and body because of my sensitive skin and eczema. Aftersun is a must on days where the sun is particularly strong. I also always use a hair protection spray as brunette and sun is a killer!

I have these fabulous sunglasses which also fold up and come in their own little pouch! Plus let’s face it, sunglasses look super cool too!

Now for the items I carry all year round:

  • Moisturiser
  • Deodorant
  • Lipbalm
  • Body mist
  • Hand cream
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Tissues
  • Compact mirror
  • Vaseline
These are all kept in my toiletry bag which matches my handbag! I reach for these items on a daily basis so I consider these my must-haves in my bag.


  • Shopper bag
  • Purse
  • Keys
  • Comb
  • Hairbrush



  • Magazine
  • Personal planner
  • Ibuprofen
  • iPod and headphones
What are your handbag essentials during the summer? Do they change season to season? Leave me a comment below.