8 Items Every L.A. Girl Needs in Her Bag This Summer
Prepare yourselves, ladies
From your morning hike in the hills to your beach drinks at sunset, you’re nonstop during the summer. So the smart Angeleno knows she has to strategically pack her bag to be lightweight but packed with everything she needs. Here’s our list of essentials to keep you hydrated, plugged in and, of course, chic.
Dying for the fresh ocean breeze that doesn’t involve the overcrowded Santa Monica shoreline? Consult the free and easy-to-use Our Malibu Beaches app, which will show you elusive access points to nearly deserted beach spots that local homeowners like to pretend are off-limits. They’re not--and now you have a quiet bit of oceanfront real estate to yourself.
The Water Bottle
Feeling sluggish? You’re probably dehydrated. (Maybe that second margarita was a mistake.) Make sure you’re drinking enough water with the HydraCoach, a new water bottle that tracks how much you need, how much you’ve downed already and how much you still need to drink. It’s like your mother…but in water-bottle form.
The Sunglasses Case
This will be the summer that those posh new shades do not get scratched or lost, since we’re all about placing them in this super-chic monogrammed leather case from Clare V.
The Quick Hair Tamer
Summer sun is glorious, but the humidity can wreak some serious havoc on your strands. To tame your 2 p.m. frizz, tuck a bottle of Pantene Pro-V Airspray Smooth anti-humidity hairspray into your tote. Its alcohol-free formula and flexible hold is perfect for touchable beachy waves. (Sayonara, crunch.)
Pantene Pro-V (starting at $5)
The Earbud Case
Resolved: Your earbuds will be tangled into oblivion no more! Instead, they’ll be tidily wrapped in an adorable lightweight little zip cord case from Mark and Graham.
The Crushable Hat
When you're lunching on the patio at Gracias Madre or tooling down the PCH in a convertible, you pretty much need to shield your hair and face from the sun. This one from Steven Alan has a cute shape and rolls up so it takes up next to no space in your handbag.
The Protecting Face Moisturizer
You live in L.A. You well know the importance of wearing sunscreen year-round, but it’s an absolute must in the summer. For those afternoons with a high of 105 degrees, protect your face from harmful UVA and UVB rays with Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream with SPF 30. The lightweight cream will hydrate your skin, in addition to brightening your complexion and treating fine lines over time.
Olay Regenerist (starting at $26)