Guest Post by: Suzy Walsh
Record has it, a woman carries her world in her bag. While roaming around being Marry Poppins is definitely the best idea for your back or shoulders, we would like to recommend some must-haves that are lightweight and will save your workday. Now that we’re gearing up to go back to our traditional workspaces, we are here with a list of essentials that you must have in your bag when you head out in the post-pandemic world.
- A pair of sanitizer and hand-cream
If there’s one good thing that 2020 has taught us, then it has got to be hygienic. Who cared about sanitizing their hands every hour (if not more) before a global pandemic consumed us! But, smart people learn their lesson. So, carry a sanitizer in your bag for emergencies when washing your hands is not plausible.
The constant washing and sanitizing our hands can make them feel very dry. The surfactants in soaps and the alcohol in sanitizers can interfere with our natural skin barrier and often does. So, every time you wash or sanitize your hands clean, apply a thin layer of good hand cream. It will keep your hands moisturized and soft. Keeping your hands hydrated also delays the signs of aging that tend to pop up on our hands earlier than anywhere else.
- An umbrella
Sun damage is very real! So, always keep a compact, foldable umbrella in your bag. Make sure it is made out of material that gives good protection against UV rays. Now that summers are arriving; this should be a must-have in your bag. Whether you rush out for a quick coffee-break or head out for brunch with your babes, an umbrella is going to be your constant companion that will keep that aging and spotting at bay.
Speaking of sun protection, how can we forget the OG here! The area around your eyes is much more delicate than the skin of your face, let alone your body. So, it needs a lot more care and protection to keep pigmentation and wrinkles away. Sunglasses are the perfect stylish solution to protect your eyes from the harsh rays of the sun. We will not shy away from saying that bigger is better here. The bigger you go, the more area you protect from Mrs. Sunshine.
Sun protection is the key to maintain the youthful glow of your skin. And, apart from the aesthetic reasons, sun protection is also crucial to safeguard yourself from the detrimental effects of skin cancer. Sunscreen is a proven way to do both. So, apply your sunscreen religiously after every 2 hours. If you wear makeup and find it challenging to layer it on top, consider going for a powder or spray sunscreen. Don’t forget your face.
- Portable charger
Our phones are an essential part of our work. Running out of juice is terrible news for most of us. So, invest in a quality portable charger (don’t compromise on the cuteness) to keep your phone as active as yourself on a busy workday.
- An engraved pen
How many times has someone borrowed your pen and it never came back to you? Well, not anymore! Get yourself a chic customized pen with your name or initials on it, which makes it equal parts cute and equal parts functional. We recommend going for black ink because it fairs well with scanning and photocopying and is a universally accepted colour of ink.
And, what about the handbag? We’ve been talking about handbag essentials, but what about the bag? Do you have the perfect work bag in your collection? No? What are you waiting for? Check out the iconic Australia for the expansive collection of bags.
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Author’s Bio: Suzy Walsh is a style guide and fashion expert, especially when it involves the workplace. This boss-lady is an editor and a fashionable workaholic with all the latest scoop from the world of fashion to keep you looking stylish.