Planning a couple more last minute beach trips before the end of summer? With back to school sales, and the talk of fall fashion, you can definitely tell that the season is winding down. But don’t let that stop you from making the most of it! Below are some great items to keep packed in your beach or pool bag, as well as some adorable fashions that we promise will still be just as trendy next summer.
First of all, you’ll need a great beach bag if you don’t have one already. These carry-all bags usually stay stocked with sunscreen, sunglasses, and flip flops all summer. Crochet or straw bags are popular materials for the summer, but canvas can work just as well too. Keep in mind you’ll want something that won’t be too affected by sand or water, and will be easy to clean if there’s a spill or stain. One of the eco-friendly bags that many use at the grocery store can double as strong and sturdy beach bags as well. This one from Mod Cloth speaks the truth, and is just $12.
If you’re inclined to be a little trendier, this Surfers Paradise Beach Tote from Mary and Marie has a colorful rainbow pattern and is also eco friendly being weaved from completely vegan materials. The inside features mesh pockets so you can easily see where everything is, and ensure that any sand or dirt will always filter out. It can be found at Boticca for $109.
Sun hats are another accessory that are not only useful, but totally glamorous as well. Channel your old Hollywood glamour next time you’re laying out. Depending on the size and material you want, you can find these at most beach stores, or online stores. The hat below could be customized in an Etsy shop to make it completely unique. The paparazzi will know–no pictures please.
Beach cover-ups are like pajamas to wear poolside (or ocean side). They are always super comfortable, and easy to get in and out of. Especially for those awesome vacations when you spend all day in your swimsuit, but sometimes have to throw on a little more–without the aggravation of putting on jean shorts over wet swimsuit bottoms! There are many different styles, from tunic to t-shirt, to simple sarongs. But we love this dress inspired piece from Calypso St. Barth. And right now it’s marked down from $250 to $69!
Lastly, never lose your spot again just because you went to refresh your drink, grab some food, or visit the ladies room. Let others know you’ll be back with this witty but definitely functional towel. No one will dare to contradict it! This one can be found on Etsy for $35.