8 Summer Essentials to Always Have in Your Bag

Whether you’re in the city or by the beach, it is getting hot out there everyone. The sun and heat can make us look, feel and dare I say smell like summer has got the best of us. During the summer months, we’ve got to put a little extra in our bags to help keep us cool and safe. So, we’ve put together the ultimate summer survival list of our 8 Essentials to Keep in Your Bag During Summer. We love this stuff so much that they might stay our purse staples all year round.

#1 Parasols

Parasols are great for helping you to throw some major shade where there isn’t any. They not only keep you shielded from the sun, but they can also be your summer fashion statement. You can find a lot of cute little umbrellas that will upgrade any outfit for a walk down the street, outdoor barbecues or throughout the summer wedding season. Many parasols can fold down into the perfect size for any mid to large-sized bag.

Check out the selection of Kilofly’s anti-UV folding travel parasols or the striking array of designs from Kung Fu Smith.

Kilofly Vintage Floral Rain Sun Shade Umbrella ($16)

Kung Fu Smith Parasol ($22)

#2 MALIN+GOETZ Eucalyptus Deodorant Mini

What’s fantastic about this deodorant is that it’s made with refreshing, natural eucalyptus extract, and citronellyl. It’s effective for 24 hours, and its formula detoxifies and over time, helps you to sweat less. This 1oz version is great for on-the-go and won’t leave any residue on clothes. Oh, yeah, it’s also aluminum and alcohol-free.

MALIN+GOETZ Eucalyptus Deodorant Mini ($22)


#3 Unscented Matte Face Tint

First of all, any of Coola’s SPF products are super coola (pun intended), but their Coola Matte Tint SPF 30 has to be your go-to for summer. It’s a light-weight mousse that goes on without a trace. It offers a slight amount of color correction and works well as a mattifying primer or great all by itself. It’s loaded with antioxidants and works well for people with normal to oily skin.

Unscented Matte Face Tint Spf 30 ($36)

#4 Boxed Water Is Better

It’s summer, it’s hot, and you will be thirsty. It’s smart to keep some water handy when you’re out and about with no access to some sweet H2O. We like Boxed Water Is Better in our bags because it’s made from renewable materials that don’t seep hazardous remnants into your water when it gets too hot the way plastic water bottles are known to do.

Boxed Water Is Better 8.5 oz ($1)

#5 Sun Bum Texturizing Sea Spray

If the humidity has got your hair falling flat or flying frizzy, this stuff might be for you. It boosts your bounce, defines curls and protects hair from UV rays and dryness. This sea spray is a bona fide humidity blocker made with Black Lava Sea Salt from Hawaii. The light-weight, vegan formula gives you that fresh-from-the-beach look for all hair types and is paraben, silicone, alcohol, and gluten-free.

Sun Bum Texturizing Sea Spray ($15)

#6 Tammy Fender The Purist Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer

Why would anyone want to spend $14 on a hand sanitizer? When it’s made with seven of the world’s most anti-germ and antibacterial botanicals and smells like heaven, you splurge. This dry-foam hand cleanser also creates an anti-aging barrier on the skin for clean, hydrated, and beautiful hands.

Tammy Fender The Purist Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer $14

#7 Miamica Trendy Hot Pink Glitter Hair & Tiny Care Kit

Have you ever left the house in the morning with a great blowout only to not be able to deal your hair by the afternoon? Keep this Tiny Hair Kit from Miamica in your bag for quick, cooling updos. It comes with a mini brush with a mirror, bobby pins and hair ties.

Miamica Trendy Hot Pink Glitter Hair & Tiny Care Kit ($10)

#8 DRY+GOODS Athletic Spray Powder

It’s time to get real. Even people with a thigh gap can find the summer months leaving them feeling not-so-fresh between their legs, underarms, feet, and underneath their breasts. Thigh gap or not, athletic spray powder helps to keep things fresh and dry and can prevent against chafing. It has a quick-dry formula with a delightful scent that absorbs moisture without making a mess. We’ll take two.

DRY+GOODS Athletic Spray Powder ($8)

As always, let me know if you try any of these products! I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Stay Classy,


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