Happy Friday guys! It’s hard to believe that summer is more than halfway through – I feel like it was just January and I was celebrating the New Year. Is anyone else with me? I spent the Fourth of July on Fire Island with a couple friends and today I’m rounding up my favorite summer beach essentials! While most of you probably have your beach necessities covered, I know some of you are just as behind on life and shopping as I am! This is a great time to shop these items because most are reduced or headed on sale in the next week or so before fall hits the store. Happy shopping and have a great weekend! xo
First of all, did you really go to the beach without a good beach bag? I always bring a big straw or canvas tote that can fit everything from my towel, snacks, and a change of clothes. ZAPPOS | SAKS | VERA BRADLEY | VERA BRADLEY | SOUTH BEACH | DRAPER JAMES
Beach towels make for the perfect background for flat lay picture and will help you spot your location on the beach.
Beach hats are a must! It’s great for protecting your face from the sun or taking a alittle snooze underneath!
Sunnies are a must! I normally choose a thick plastic pair that will protect my face but also not be damaged by water or sand
You can’t go to the beach without a swimsuit! I’m loving the one-piece trend right now but I also do love a good bikini! Choose whatever you feel most confident and comfortable in!
TOPSHOP TOP | TOPSHOP BOTTOM |WOLFWHISTLE | CALVIN KLEIN TOP| CALVIN KLEIN BOTTOMS | NET-A-PORTER | FOREVER21
I usually don’t just wear my swimsuit when traveling to the beach, so I like to wear a simple coverup! I opt for a kimono, sundress, or just a simple wrap.
YOOX | ZULILY | ZULILLY | VIX | H&M | JOE FRESH
Linen and cotton tops paired with light-weight shorts make a great alternative to a traditional little cover-up! They’re easy to throw on, look more polished and you can also wear it with your regular clothes!
SILENCE & NOISE | RAEY | MIGUELINE | JIL SANDER | MAX MARA | LAFAYETTE 148
If a traditional coverup isn’t your thing then no worries! Pairing linen shorts with a simple top will do! What I love about linen shorts is that they’re light and airy which gives you the perfect beachy vibe.
Go for easy slides for the beach this summer. They’re easy to toss in your bag and slide on and off while walking in the sand.
I love bringing books and magazines to the beach – it’s normally my only time for leisure reading so I take full advantage!YEAR OF COZY | BOSS BITCH | AMERICAN FASHION | STUFF YOU OUGHT TO KNOW BOOK | MEDITATION BOOK | PROJECT HAPPINESS BOOK
**Check out my Summer Beauty Essentials – that are great for your beach bags too – HERE
BEACH TOWEL, HAT (C/O ASOS) | CAMERA (FUJIFILM) | SUNGLASSES (C/O LULU’S)