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Packing the perfect bag does require a little planning, but the comfort and confidence you get out of it makes it so worth the effort. These eight things will keep you charged, fresh-faced and prepared for whatever opportunities the day brings. Here’s our list of essentials to keep you hydrated, plugged-in and, of course, chic. 

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Earbuds

Listening to music during your workout or watching videos during your Coffee Bean break: It’s all easier if you’ve got state-of-the-art wireless connectivity.

Beats x ($150)

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No-Sweat Water Bottle

Remember: Every time you drink from plastic bottles, you’re personally strangling a baby seal. (Not really, but opt for a reusable vessel, OK?)

S’well ($42)

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Aromatherapy

The 101 is creeping. Or maybe you’re obsessing over romance and finance. Whatever the stressor, a deep inhale of this roll-on calming jojoba-and-citrus essential oil as you rub it into your palms will unfurrow your brow.

Aromatic Irritability Treatment ($65)

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Dollar Bills and Quarters

The one time you’ll really be in a hurry, you’ll pull up to a valet that doesn’t accept digital payments or a meter that doesn’t take your card. Think of a couple bills and a few quarters as your investment in easy parking.

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Mophie

Phone Charger

Sixty percent more battery time sounds good, especially if your Pokémon Go or Pinterest habits are sucking the life out of your phone.

Mophie ($60)

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Multipurpose Moisturizer

This cult moisturizer is bananas-effective for everything: dry cheeks, chapped lips, ragged cuticles and flyaway ends. That’s because it’s like a farm distilled into a jar, with ingredients including olive oil, beeswax and royal jelly.

Egyptian Magic ($15)

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Lightweight SPF Foundation

By midday, do you sometimes look like you need a nap, or a drink, or a friend? Not after you slather on this lightweight SPF 15 skin tint that also plumps out your wrinkles, covers redness and brightens a dull complexion. Best of all, it’s so blendable, you can put it on without looking in a mirror (i.e. just before getting out of the car).

Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint ($56)

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Breath Freshener

Business meetings or makeout sessions—you never know what the afternoon may bring. Be ready for either by sucking on a mint (freshens your mouth right away) and swallowing a peppermint-parsley gel cap (keeps your breath sweet long-term).

Eatwhatever (3 packs, $8)

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