If you’re like most moms, buying a pretty, grown-up beach towel is low on the priority list. Of course this means you show up at the pool or beach draped in a garish cartoon character-themed piece of terrycloth. It’s time to stop the madness and treat yourself with a Turkish beach towel. Woven from fast-drying, luxurious cotton in color tones reminiscent of the Mediterranean, these towels last for years, getting even better and softer with use. When you need a swimsuit cover, they also function as super chic pareos and wraps. They may be a few dollars more than the discount store kids’ towels, but feeling that elegant poolside will make them totally worth the cost.
Scents and Feel Fouta Towel, from $20, neimanmarcus.com
Multicolored Fouta Beach Towels, $59 (sale), vivaterra.com
Fouta Beach Towel, $48, serenaandlily.com
Cotton Pareo Fouta Towel, $58 (sale), casa.com