Wednesday, July 4, 2012

5 Summer Essentials . . . Besides a Swimsuit

Going to the beach a big part of what summer's all about.  I'll  be spending the 4th and the rest of the week on the lake and at the beach which is my absolute favorite thing to do in the summer.  I'm so happy to be out of the city.  I'll be living in my swimsuit and cover ups the whole time. While a great swimsuit and cover up are a must, you don't want to forget about everything else and ruin your cute coverup with drab accessories.  Here are some of my favorites and go to pieces for a good time at the beach.  

Sunblock
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face / Science Pro Sunforgettable Powder Sun Protection / Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Sunblock Spray
A nice tan looks great and using sunscreen will let your tan be even and a beautiful color.  Always remember you are also investing in having great skin as you age.  

 Beach Bags
Topshop Straw Tote Bag / Rebecca Minkoff Neon Straw Tote / Cynthia Vincent Blanket Print Beach Tote

 Beach bags are one of my favorite summer accessories to shop for and you always need a nice big bag to pack everything you need for a day at the beach.  I love all the amazing bags right now!


Sandals
Aldo Oshiro Sandal / Topshop Metal Cuff Sandal / Aldo Loyed Sandal
 A great sandal is always a summer staple, of course, not just at the beach.  I really, really love a cute sandal instead of a rubber flip flop on the beach.  Some flip flops are beautiful but I always think they hurt and give no support and can be a little boring.  With the endless options for awesome sandals there really isn't a reason to have boring beach shoes.


Hats
J. Crew Panama Hat / Target Stripe Floppy Hat / Target Colorblock Floppy Hat

A good hat is so nice for the beach.  It's another layer of sun protection and can give a beach ensemble the perfect finishing touch to help you stand out. 

Beach Towels
Spider Pink Tie Dye Beach Towel / Etro Paisley Blue Beach Towel / Natori Bloom Sheared Print Beach Towel
I love, love, love a huge beautiful towel when I'm out on the beach.  I hate having sand all over me so I like to have a blanket sized beach towel to sit on as well a regular sized beach towel for drying off.  There are so many fun and beautiful towels out there now and so many really great quality ones that are really worth spending a little extra on.


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