elizabeth banks in walk of shame

With the likes of random storms such a Storm Hector pushing gusts between 50 and 60mph in many areas and possibly around 70mph in rush hour, one should be prepared for anything.

This is also true for random nights out (or in) when spontaneity leaves you breaking all rules and not nothing where you will wake up in the morning. Ever had a midweek or after work drink or weekend night out where you ended up being like Elizabeth Banks in Walk Of Shame? Watch the trailer below, we have all been there at least once… right?

So who do you prepare for such a night? Well, you have to think smart, you have to think of the worst case scenario and prepare for it and if you are truly smart, you’ll be able to fit everything in your handbag without even breaking a sweat. So let’s start with the basics.

First up you’ll need a handbag, big enough to fit everything in, yet small enough to bring to a party, without it feeling like you just packed a suitcase for a trip to Ibiza. Go for a Tote Bag or something like the Radley Women’s Burnham Beeches Large Flapover Shoulder Bag £113

Radley Women's Burnham Beeches Large Flapover Shoulder Bag

or take a look at this Faux Leather Reversible Shopper Bag from M&S for £29.50 and for more bag styles visit jutebag.

Faux Leather Reversible Shopper Bag

Now that you’ve got your bag, it’s time to fill it with the ESSENTIALS – note, I said essentials… This is everything you need a for a night out. Are you ready? Let’s go! If you don’t want to do the walk of shame, then pack something that doesn’t look like you wore it the night before. Something small and little that can be rolled up and left in your bag, like this Black Ribbed Button Shoulder Skater Dress from New Look at £14.99

Black Ribbed Button Shoulder Skater Dress

Never forget to pack your undies… A pack of 3 Eco Pockets Briefs from La Redoute at £11 will keep you covered whenever you need.

Pack of 3 Eco Pockets Briefs

A simple pen concealer can always do the trick. So small, you can even hold a couple at a time without losing any space. Illamasqua has the fluid concealer at £22 formulation is high coverage and leaves a matte finish – the perfect companion to any base routine.

Skin Base Concealer Pen

Plus if you spend £65 at Illamasqua you’ll receive a beautiful gift set worth £70. Gifts include mini precision gel liner, mini raven mascara, ore pure pigment and forgiveness powder eyeshadow.

Illamasqua complimentary gift set

And you still have space for a pair of Sennheiser’s new CX 5.00 that brings you the best of both worlds. The CX 5.00 delivers all of the impressive sound quality and superior bass response that you expect from a Sennheiser product as well as all of the functionality you need from your portable device.

CX 5