The countdown to beach days has begun!
Personally, I can’t believe it’s already mid-May… Time is flying by this year! But that means it’s time to stock up on some much-needed beach trip essentials! We’ve compiled a list of our top 5 necessities, including: a swimsuit, a beach towel, a pair of flip flops, a water floatie, and a beach bag! With these, you’ll be ready for the summer sun.
1) sweet swimsuit
Starting off with the most important ingredient in this beach day recipe, your swimsuit! I am a firm believer that swimsuits are extremely personal to us ladies, the right one will flatter/hide/hold in all the right places. So all I can say here is how much I love the new high-neck silhouettes and also how fun traditional silhouettes look when they are done in updated global prints. Here is our full swimsuit shop so you can find whatever suit floats your boat!
2) beautiful beach towel
Gone are the days where you take the “old towels” to the beach. Now it’s all about making a statement and showing off your personality! Towels don’t even have to be rectangles anymore! I am OBSESSED with this cheeseburger towel from Big Mouth.
3) funky flip flops
Growing up in a beach town I quickly learned two things: the sand gets HOT and that I would not be a professional sprinter. I could never make it to the water before having to turn around and put on my flip flops. Now I see my turtle-pace ‘sprinting’ as a fashion opportunity for killer sandals.
I love these MIA sandals with their soft crochets and metallic details. Personal fave is the pair with the pom-poms. But the coolest thing about these is the espadrille bottom isn’t a true espadrille at all! It’s actually a squishy, waterproof bottom made to look like rope! Helloooo easy sand clean up!
4) fun water floatie
Floats are a necessity for any Summer water activity! They are perfect for pool parties, lake trips, or beach outings. Floats seem to be getting bigger (both in terms of popularity and literal size) and more comfortable than ever, that means long afternoons relaxing in the sun while staying cool in the water. They also come in such fun shapes and animals that they really liven up the party! I personally love seeing a giant pink flamingo navigate the waves at a beach.
5) terrific tote bag
Where do I put all of my essentials, you ask? This awesome Steve Madden beach tote from Steven of course! It’s big enough to fit all your beach needs (except for the float, that thing is 4ft tall) and it still looks super chic! The tassels will look amazing blowing in the ocean breeze and I really love the mix of colors on this bag. Very updated but still practical.
You’re all set! Happy future beach days and don’t forget the sunscreen!