Handbag essentials for styling out the wet summer

 | By and Kate Gilbert  |  Add comment

Try these 8 style tips for balancing the tricky hot then wet, then hot, then wet, weather...

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It was bound to happen eventually, the heatwave has been brought to an abrupt end thanks to thunderstorms and downpours.

Before you banish your sundresses to the suitcase under your bed, again, we've devised a strategic plan to keep our summer spirits up. Here goes…

How to style out the wet weather



1. Make your beach bag an everyday multi-tasker .

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Embrace your straw shopper, like this one from Kate Spade



2. Cram it full of waterproof makeup.

3. And a super snazzy brolly.

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Like this heart print one, £12, Accessorize



4. This is where your waterproof makeup bag comes in, because no one wants a dripping umbrella soaking their toes.

5. Keep your spare flats close by at all times.

6. Invest in a thin raincoat and be sure to go big on prints and colour.

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A cheap makeup bag like this one, (£5, Selfridges.com) will keep your brolly from ruining your handbag tech



7. While we're on the subject of layers, you may want to pop an emergency top in for when the rain really takes you by surprise.

8. Finally, stock up on hairpins for that emergency topknot you've been mastering.

Any tips to add? Tweet us @handbagcom

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