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Summer is upon us, and we’re ready for a relaxing beach vacation! This is going to be the summer of travel, and many of us have our eyes set on at least one sandy destination. Rattan remains a beach-vacation staple to hold your summer essentials. Get geared up in style with the best beach vacation packing list below!
Make sure you’re ready for a fabulous day at the beach with these must-haves for summer 2021. And if you love them, you can buy them right here.
This is going to be the summer of travel, and many of us have our eyes set on at least one sandy destination.
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WOVEN BEACH BAGS
The first thing on the beach trip packing list is a must-have bag. When heading to the beach, the most useful handbag is the one you can simply toss everything into. Just because these bags are convenient doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish, too. One trend we are seeing pop up across the runways and on social media is the rattan-style totes. These woven, natural materials look great with just about any beach outfit, from white sundresses to colorful swimsuits. Grab a stylish rendition of the rattan tote by Valentino, Loewe or Saint Laurent.
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Chloe / Aquazzura / Valentino
Comfort footwear has taken center stage as of late, and this trend is here to stay through summer with the elegant, simple and easy-to-wear slides that are debuting in designer styles. Casual luxury is the name of the game, coordinating slide sandals in tones of nude, white and gold with oversized woven bags. These do-it-all shoes go from brunch to shopping to the beach and back, making these the perfect shoes for your beach packing list. Check out these summer staples by Bottega Veneta, Chloe, Valentino and Aquazzura.
Who doesn’t love to read a good book or magazine while relaxing in the sand?
Who doesn’t love to read a good book or magazine while relaxing in the sand? Although your woven tote bag might be able to hold a lot, chances are you don’t want to be lugging around several paperback or hardcover books. If you’re traveling, the easiest way to bring multiple books is on a Kindle or other e-reader. The paperwhite version of Kindle mimics the look of paper and doesn’t have the glare commonly associated with reading from a screen. It’s perfect for sunny days! Our reading recommendation is iconiclife.com of course.
Everyone knows you must bring a great sunscreen to the beach, and no beach trip packing list is complete without a bottle or two. Now, more than ever, we realize the importance of protecting our skin against the harmful UV rays that can do so much damage to the body’s largest organ. Luxe skincare brand Supergoop has created a line of seamless sunscreen products, makeup, and self-tanners that aren’t greasy, shiny or sticky. The brand’s “Unseen Sunscreen” is a bestseller that works as a makeup primer for beautiful healthy skin at the beach and beyond.
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JBL FLIP SPEAKER
No day at the beach or beach packing list would be complete without some great tunes. No matter what your mood is, if you’re setting up for a day by the water you need the perfect soundtrack. Small but mighty, the JBL Flip speaker is portable but still packs in great sound quality and connects easily via Bluetooth. Better yet, the Flip speaker is waterproof, so you don’t need to worry about a splash of water ruining the fun.
YETI COLLAPSIBLE COOLER
Yeti is one of the biggest names for coolers, and the brand’s ability to keep drinks cold for hours is nearly unmatched. If you’re prepping for a long day by the water, a cooler is a must for your beach packing list. This extra-large collapsible tote is the perfect beach cooler, simply toss in your favorite beverages and snacks for a full day and carry like a tote! No more hassle dragging along bulky coolers. Cheers!
PUFFERFISH SAND KIT
If you’re bringing along the family or a group of friends, you may want some gear for building sand castles. Pufferfish has you covered with a set to cover all of your sandy needs– large shovel, water bucket, and three scoopers, all conveniently stored in a collapsible bag. With materials made from recycled ocean plastics, this fun activity is good for the ocean, too.