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When spring finally rolls around, the warmer weather is a welcome reprieve from winter’s harsh temperatures. However, that warm weather comes with its own set of challenges to face, from brighter days to unexpected rain showers and hair-ruining humidity. A little rain doesn’t have to wreck your whole day, though—check out what we’re keeping in our bags all season long.
If you’re in need of a new spring tote for all your essentials, this is the one we’d pick. Baggu is on a mission to produce long-lasting, high-quality bags with sustainability in mind. We particularly like this naturally milled leather tote; like all Baggu’s leather products, it was made in the USA. It’s spacious, thoughtfully constructed, and the perfect tote for carrying all your spring essentials and more. Its price tag makes it an investment, but it is actually a great year-round classic tote, so it’s worth the splurge.Get it from Baggu
Even if you don’t take the plunge on Baggu’s leather tote, we highly recommend their fun and colorful reusable bags. They are compact, lightweight, and have a cute storage pouch, making them perfect for throwing in your purse to have with you for trips to the farmers market or grocery store.Get it from Baggu
You may find yourself temporarily blinded when the sun finally decides to make an appearance after winter ends, but we’ve got you covered. Treat yourself for making it through the bleak, gray weather with a new pair of stylish Ray-Ban sunnies. The New Wayfarers are timeless (and durable to boot), making these an essential accessory that you’ll never want to leave the house without.Get them from Amazon
Spring is the season of showers, and getting caught in one isn’t our idea of fun, especially when we’re heading to work or an important event. Make sure your hair and makeup don’t get hit with even a single drop of rain by stashing a mini umbrella in your bag at all times. It’s lightweight and compact so you won’t even know it’s there, but you’ll be glad it is the second you hear that first rumble of thunder.Get it from Amazon
Having a pouch in your bag to hold all of your odds and ends is a great idea for any season, but it somehow seems even more important during spring. With unexpected showers and endless humidity, your bag is likely to be filled with a few more products than usual to handle any beauty emergency that comes your way. Keep everything right where you want it with a fun, floral pouch. This one, by Cassia Beck, is our pick. Plus, by shopping at Society6, you’re supporting independent artists with every purchase.Get it from Society6
When humidity rears its ugly head, your makeup can suffer, especially when you tend to wear a heavier foundation. Your makeup can shift in the humid, warm air, especially if you’re prone to sweating in the heat. And all of these factors can be made even worse if you have oily skin. Keep your makeup in place all day long no matter where you are with a pack of blotting papers that’ll make touching up easier than ever.Get them from Sephora
Hydration is just as important in the warmer months as it is in the winter, especially when it comes to keeping your makeup looking fresh. A good skin mist can help set your makeup before you leave the house, and it will also pull your look back together and give your skin a nice dewy glow once you’re out and about.
The Luminous Dewy Skin Mist from Tatcha is perfect for smoothing your makeup and brightening up your face, and the mini version is the ideal size for tossing in your bag before you leave in the morning.Get it from Sephora
If you have hair that’s prone to frizziness, a humid day is your worst enemy. In fact, you probably decide to save yourself the frustration on days like this and wear your hair up, even when you really don’t want to. Fortunately, we’ve found an anti-frizz spray that really works, so you can walk fearlessly into any humid day with your hair down and your head held high.
Frizz Weightless Spray will help tame flyaways without weighing you down. Spray some on damp hair before drying and styling, and use a few mists throughout the day as you need it to keep frizz at bay.
Many people choose to forgo lipstick during the winter months, opting instead for a more nourishing lip balm to keep their lips soft and smooth. When spring arrives, those colors tend to come back out in full force, but using lipstick doesn’t mean your lips can’t also be nourished. New from Kat Von D is the Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick, a super pigmented and creamy formula available in 40 shades and three finishes. It’s long wearing and easy to apply, so everyone will be able to find their new go-to lip color for spring.Get it from Sephora
When winter finally ends, it’s time for everyone to leave their homes for more than a few minutes and get outdoors. As you get more active, staying hydrated becomes even more important, and a S’well reusable water bottle is perfect for tossing in your bag. Both beautiful and environmentally friendly, it’s the perfect way to make upping your water intake convenient so you never have to buy another plastic bottle.Get it from S’Well