It’s officially June, which means endless days of lounging on the beach and hitting the waves lay in the near future. While going to the beach is definitely one of the best parts of summer, it is also home to many fashion disasters. These include make up streaming down your face, unattractive sun burns, wild, sandy hair and the occasional bathing suit crisis. This handy list will give you all the essentials you need to stay safe, cool and fabulous in the sun.
A stylish beach tote – to carry all of these essentials. Milly Della Fonte Beach Tote, $191 at ShopBop.
Sunscreen – to protect your skin from harmful UV rays (don’t forget to toss in a lip balm with SPF as well!). Clinique Sun Body Cream SPF 30, $20 at Nordstrom.
Sunglasses – to shield your eyes from the sun. Banana Republic Sarena Sunglasses, $78.
A cute cover up – in case it gets chilly or you’ve had too much sun. Brette Sandler Ashley Caftan, $99 at Bluefly.
Towels – one to dry off with, one to lay on. You don’t want to dry off with the sandy one! Watermelon Beach Towel, $14.99 at Target.
Waterproof mascara – to keep your eyes looking pretty all day. mark. Lash Splash Hook Up Waterproof Mascara, $5.50.
And lastly, a cute pair of flip flops – to keep your feet from burning on the hot sand! Havaianas Slim Season Flip Flops, $24.
Other things to stash in your beach bag include deodorant, insect repellent, baby powder (for getting sand off your legs), a hat or protective hair spray, a hair brush to get those knots out right away, a water bottle, a snack and a good book.