Your After 8 P.M. Purse

It's the ultimate conundrum: You want to bring your essentials for a night out, but you don't want to lug around a giant purse. The solution: This guide to packing your evening clutch

Concert

A crossbody bag is the perfect music festival purse, because you want to have easy access to your bag but also have your hands free. Choose a canteen-style round purse with a colorful design to stash your concert essentials.

After an hour of swaying to the music, you’ll want to put on a pretty braided headband to keep your hair out of your face. And concerts can get a little grimy, so pack some scented towelettes in case somebody spills a drink on you. Combat a post-concert headache by packing pain relievers for the drive home.

The Essentials:

Urban Outfitters Headband, $12

Herban Essentials Orange Cleansing Towelettes, $15

Help! I Have a Headache Kit, $4