As far as we’re concerned, summer is officially here, which means plenty of poolside parties and days spent basking at the beach. While finding the perfect suit is important, so is what you pack in your (presumably stylish) beach bag. So which items are essential? We’ve created the ultimate checklist for your day under the sun.
Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen ($9)
?Because a sunburn isn’t cute on anyone.
The Reformation Kenya Dress ($218) in Stripe
?Wrinkling is never an issue with a linen beach cover-up like this one.
J.Crew Elastic Hair Tie Pack ($13) in Summer Neutral
?With these summery hair ties, a low chignon is much more manageable in sandy locales.
Molami Plica Headphones ($100) in White
?Chic headphones are a must for when you just need to zone out to Beyoncé.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($23) in Sugar Rose Tinted
?SPF and a rosy tint? This lip balm is a no-brainer.
S’well Stone Collection Textured Water Bottle ($35) in Peridot
?This sleek water bottle is literally cool, keeping water cold for up to 24 hours.
Sunnylife Luxe Towel ($60) in Iluka
?This geometric beach towel won’t blend in with the rest!
Eric Javits Champ Visor ($145) in Natural/White
?An oversized visor is very celebrity-on-vacation-in-the-South-of-France, non?
Illesteva White Chapel Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses ($220)
?Mirrored lenses are a huge trend in eyewear this summer, so jump on board with this clear pair.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera ($100) in Yellow
?Instagram might be the fastest way to share your poolside pictures, but film photos are much more fun!
?Keep going to shop our favourite beach bags!
Alexander Wang Prisma Jelly Tote ($276) in Peppermint
?Jellies aren’t just for your feet, as is proven with this awesome tote.
Mara Hoffman Weekender ($286)
?This printed weekender is large enough to fit everything you need and then some!
Marc by Marc Jacobs Isle de Sea Tina Tote ($198)
?This bag begs for a beach picnic.
Need Supply Co. Beach Tote with Mat ($110)
?A bag as functional as it is fashionable? We’re in!
Topshop Zig Zag Duffle Backpack ($64)
?Sometimes a backpack makes more sense, especially when it’s as cute as this one.
A.P.C. Beige Cotton Logo Beach Bag ($130)
?You can’t go wrong with a tried and true canvas tote.
Charlotte Olympia Sunny Glasses Basket Tote ($995)
?The beach bag of our dreams.
DKNY Active Beach Shopper with Removable Pouch ($152)
?This plastic tote is wonderfully quirky and the opaque removable pouch makes it all the more practical.
Kate Spade Saturday Square Straw Tote ($115)
?This versatile bag can easily go from the pool to dinner.
M. Carter Wave Tote ($75)
How adorable is this wave-printed tote? A must-have for any beach dweller.
?What items can you not go to the beach without? Make sure to tell us below in the comments!