Modern career women are always on-the-go, juggling everything from career, to social life, and even Pokemon Go. As women who like to be on top of things, we need tools to go along with our willpower. And when we say tools, we mean– the things inside our bags. Let’s start with some purse essentials, shall we? Get ready to have a bag raid and discover if you have these things inside too!
I believe that a bag is an extension of a woman’s life. It comes with her everywhere and knows all the secrets of a woman, especially her guilty pleasures. It’s a rare circumstance to see a woman on the streets bringing nothing. Basically, all her go-to necessities are inside this bag — makeup kit, gadgets, keys, cash and even accessories.
11 Things All Modern Career Women Have in Their Purse
Modern career women can put all the stuff they need (and want) inside their bag. It’s their possession and preference, anyway. But if you’re just starting to prepare a well-packed work bag, this article can lend you a hand and give you some tips on what you need to place in your bag. From wardrobe malfunction saviors, hygienic hacks, and pain relievers for your killer stilettos — this article will help you out.
Get your bag and keep scrolling for these purse essentials that will get you through the hustle and bustle of the city, from 9-5 and even a few hours (for drinks) after that!
1. Mobile phone
Mobile phones play a very important part in the lives of many people today. It keeps you connected to your family, colleagues, and clients. You can also check urgent emails or update your social media accounts while you’re heading to work. And while waiting for the next bus, you can also catch some Pokemon or watch your favorite beauty blogger on Youtube!
2. Power bank
For a modern career woman, power should always be within reach. And for someone like me who’s on my phone 24/7, a power bank always come handy to save batteries.
3. Notebook and Pen
Though a smartphone has applications for your to-do list, having a small notebook and pen in your purse is good. This serves as a planner or journal for your random thoughts. You can also write your favorite quotes here for some bits of inspiration while working!
4. Flash Drive
Secure your important documents while you’re traveling in a flash drive. It’s handy and it has a large memory that can store your files in a click!
4. Card Holder
Aside from your wallet, you might want to consider having a separate card holder for your most used cards. It would be more accessible for you, especially if you’re in a rush– ordering coffee and answering calls at the same time.
5. Wet Wipes
If you need to ride public transit to withdraw some money from the ATM or do some grocery shopping, wet wipes should never leave your side. It can give you a rescue from a spilled drink on your coat, hands that need to be cleaned, or some makeup mishaps.
A moisturizer can solve your dry hand problems, ladies! It helps combat the dryness of your hands or some dry patches on your legs, especially during the cold months.
7. Breath Freshener
Bad breath can be a big turn off to your boss, your client, and even to your better half. Save yourself from any embarrassment and get yourself a pack of mints for your purse.
8. Makeup Kit
Need to do some touch-ups? A small makeup kit should always have a space in your purse. It should include a blush, pressed powder,concealer, eyeliner and lipstick. These are the essentials I always have to keep my face from being dull and pale.
9. Band Aid
If you bought yourself a new pair of shoes, don’t forget to bring some adhesive bandages for your heels too. Moreover, this bandage can also cover your cuts, scrapes, and even a chipped nail. (How brilliant is that?)
10. Safety Pins
A missing button or a broken necklace clasp will no longer be a problem when you have a safety pin inside your bag.
11. Granola Bar
If you’re too engaged with your work and you feel like you’re going to miss a lot if you leave your desk, a healthy granola bar in your bag can be a treat for your growling stomach. You can also have a bar of dark chocolate to boost your mental skills while working. But ladies, don’t make it habit! Eating right should always be a priority.
Watch this video from Alexi aka Miss Trenchcoat to find out what’s in her bag:
A woman’s purse can also be her representation. From its color, size and the stuff found inside. Just know your necessities and add or subtract stuff according to your (busy) schedule for the day. Are these the essentials inside your bag too?
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Originally posted on September 6, 2016 @ 5:00 AM