No matter how much you love your job, the commute to and from the office tends to feel tedious. Whether you drive to work every day or take public transportation, annoyances abound and are pretty much a given. As a Brooklyn resident who works in Manhattan, I am well versed in this downside of the daily grind, but I’ve picked up some crucial tips over the years that have made the journey a little less awful.
Having done a lot of driving in cities like Los Angeles as well, I’ve found that these pointers are easily adaptable to different locales. So, in case you’re equally fed up with the discomfort that often comes with commuting, I thought I’d share my definitive list of necessities for making it through. Just think of the below items as crucial investments in your sanity!
Scroll down to find out what you should have on hand for a more enjoyable commute.
Silence + Noise Mini Crossbody Bag in Neutral ($39)
A small purse is great for throwing in your larger bag to be used when running errands or going to events throughout the day.
Comme des Garcons Embossed Continental Long Wallet ($380)
A great wallet is key to keeping all your cards, money and tickets organised.
Mophie Juice Pack Air iPhone 5s/5 Case in Black ($100)
If you don't care for an exciting case and would prefer to streamline, nix the portable charger and get this charging phone case instead!
3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Metallic Cosmetic Zip Case ($395)
A roomy cosmetics case allows you to touch up your makeup throughout the day without risk of it spilling all over your bag.
Urban Outfitters Reversible Canvas + Leather Tote Bag ($59)
This reversible tote is both roomy and versatile, as you can coordinate which side you're using with your outfit for the day.
Master & Dynamic ME03 In-Ear Headphones ($160)
Big headphones may be cute but they're also heavy, so opt instead for an in-ear pair whose sound quality is just as good as the larger sets.