The solstice has come and gone, leaving us with a promisingly perfect summer ahead. Pool gates are wide open, boats are emerging from their storage docks and that beach vacation you’ve had planned since February is inching closer. But before you step foot onto anything sandy, we’ve picked the local essentials to make any beach trip a stylish one.
Evens Splatter Tote
This carryall is sturdy enough to hold even your heftiest beach items. Cotton canvas, gorgeously hand-stitched with durable leather straps and splatter detail make for an eye-popping accessory on — or off — the beach. The tote comes equipped with an inside pocket for your smaller trinkets and the affordability makes it a steal.
Turkish Towel — Turquoise Cotton
Drying off has never looked (or felt) so luxurious. This hand-woven towel is the epitome of beach chic and its detail is guaranteed to turn heads. Durable and soft cotton combine to bring you a towel full of functionality and fashion. The iridescent turquoise perfectly complements sun-kissed skin.
Brazilian Sport Bikini
This tribal print design will have you channeling your inner sun goddess. A classic two-piece suit allows you to show off your body while keeping the essentials undisclosed. The entire bikini is handmade of environmentally conscious materials, making it totally worth the splurge.
Mirror Cat Eye Cornered Sunglasses
These chromatic lenses bring together any summer look with the sheer brightness of the frames. The modern twist on a cat eye keeps the glasses cool without being too feminine, making them a candidate for your beau to snatch them up, too. A variety of colors to choose from and the ridiculously low price point ease the purchase of a pair –– or several.
Namaste NYC Fiesta Sandals
What would a beach look be without the perfect sandals? Slip these colorful cuties on for a stylish walk to your favorite tanning spot and enjoy the fiesta that is your feet.
Daily Juice, $7/$10
A beach day wouldn’t be complete without a refreshing drink in hand. Daily Juice’s Pineapple Popeye will give you all the nutrients you need to soak up some sun while delivering delicious taste and freshness.
THE HAIR PRODUCT
LUSH Cosmetics, $12.95
Achieve the perfect beach waves with this grapefruit-infused spray. The mixture of sea salt, seawater and seaweed spritz will lock in your beachy waves while still keeping your tresses healthy. The spray is saturated with orange flower, neroli and rosewood perfumes for the perfect excuse to flip your hair –– and smell it –– excessively.
Badger SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen
Whole Foods, $15.99
Practice safe skin with this gem of a sunscreen. With organic ingredients, a richly smooth texture and sweat-resistant qualities, you’ll be able to handle all the UV rays thrown at you. A quick application of Badger and you’re protected for up to 80 minutes. Trust us, your skin will thank you.