Have any plans to go to the beach or the pool any time soon? There’s nothing like making your way out to the water to find out you left something behind. You foot your way out to find your favorite spot in the sand, only to realize you forgot your favorite beach cover up, sunscreen (gasp) or comfy beach towel. No longer will this be an issue. Here is a list of things I can’t live without whether on the beach or at the pool.
1. Phone Charger Pack
There are always so many opportunities for selfies or scenic photos at the pool or beach. Make sure you have enough phone battery life to capture it all with this pretty pink Mophie powerstation.
2. Big Sunglasses
Don’t be shy with your sunnies. Make sure they cover your eyes well and don’t let all that light in on the sides, less squinting equals less wrinkles! I love these sparkly ones by J.Crew.
3 & 13. Eye Catching/Well Fitting Swimsuit or Bikini
Take the time to experiment on what styles suit your body best. There’s nothing worse then feeling uncomfortable in your swimsuit. Nothing feels better when it fits great! Swimsuit J. Crew & Bikini from Carbon 38
4. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Gotta have those tunes at the ready. I love this Bose SoundLink Micro Waterproof Bluetooth speaker.
5. Reusable water bottle
These days it’s so important that we reuse & recycle every opportunity we get. Fill your water bottle with a cool refreshing beverage and remember to stay hydrated throughout the day. The hot summer sun can dry you out quickly! Carbon 38 water bottle
6. A fun read
Whether you are into gripping novels or glossy magazines, it’s always nice to have something juicy to dive into. This novel will keep you well entertained. Get the NY Times Bestseller: When Life Gives You Lululemons
7 & 12. Sunscreen for body & Face
8. Self Tanning Cream
We have all heard it time & time again…a fake tan is a safe tan. These lotions have come such a long way to help you achieve that sun kissed glow. We love this one by St. Tropez.
9. Lip SPF
Don’t forget to protect that kisser! Nothing hurts more than a lip burn. Keep lips moisturized and looking great with this Coola Liplux SPF 30.
10 & 19. Cover up/Caftan/Poncho
It’s fun to strut your stuff around in a haute swimsuit or bikini…but sometimes you need to cover up. These are perfect picks for chilling out at restaurants and bars. Both styles are available at J.Crew: Block Print & Coral beach poncho
11. Sarong Scarf
Sport this cute little cover up with a loose blouse, tank or just your swimsuit. The perfect little wrap for the cabana bar from J. Crew.
14. Fresh Scented Perfume
Keep that glam edge and fresh scent even in the sand with this fresh Mermaid perfume by No3.
15. Tote Bag
You need to carry all these essentials in something right?! Here you go, loving this Aloha Tote by J.Crew.
16. After Sun Skin Care
Treat your skin to this soothing, moisturizing aloe spray after your fun in the sun by Herbivore.
17. Flip Flops
Protect those footsies on the hot concrete & sand. These flip flops by Tori Burch come in pretty juicy colors.
18. Beach towel
Even your towel speaks volumes about your personal style. Find one that speaks to you. I fell in love with these thin, striped beach towels in the French Provencal markets last summer. This one is available at Target, for a great price too!
20.Large Brimmed Sun Hat
There is nothing I find more essential for a big hat whenever I go outdoors. It really helps shield your skin from the sun and they look so stylish too! Hat by Madewell.