It’s official– my favorite season of the year is here!
Ok, sure maybe the actual start of summer isn’t until later this month, but the start of June just feels like summer to me. The sun doesn’t set until nearly 9pm, work has relaxed hours, people are having BBQs, and any day has the potential to turn into an endless beach/pool/lake day! I honestly couldn’t ask for anything more.
I’m currently prepping to head back to Miami to celebrate my 30th birthday, and I’m sure the entire weekend will end up feeling like one long beach day. So this month, I wanted to share the 10 things I always have in my beach bag as I pack for my next trip.
Lands' End Personalized Canvas Tote
This ultimate carry-all is as durable as it is iconic. It’s the perfect size for holding everything you’ll need all day and it has a water-resistant base + trim to protect your things from dampness. The best part is that you can personalize so there’s never any confusion that it belongs to you!
Not only is this sunscreen made of “clean ingredients” and considered “reef-safe,” it’s fast-absorbing, non-greasy, water- and sweat-resistant, and has broad-spectrum SPF 50 coverage. You can use it on your face and body… I’ve been using it on my baby bump!
I wouldn’t dare venture to the water without at least one of these (but tbh you’ll usually see me with at least two). These insulated cups keep drinks cold for hours and are perfect for storing water or cocktails. They each come with flattened edges for a good grip, and they come in the cutest patterns + colors that just feel like summer.
These sunnies are perfect for water because most pairs are under $30. If you lose them, it won’t be the end of the world. Each pair is offered with perception lenses, too! But what's great is you can try-on a pair online by uploading an image of your face. That way you can be sure you love them before you purchase them!
I love Weezie Towels outside, just as much as I love them in my bathroom at home. These towels are soo plush you’ll have no problem drying off. And they come in the sweetest colors that feel both fresh + classic at the same time.
I don’t leave the house without this product in the summertime, but especially when I’m headed to the beach/pool/lake. This tinted lip gloss gives you just the right amount of color without feeling aggressive and it also helps protect your lips from the sun. My favorite shade is Berry ! Use code PINCK10 until 6/30/21 on Bluemercury’s site for 10% off.
I’ve had my Kindle for about a month now and I’m seriously obsessed. It makes finishing a book sooo easy because it’s lightweight enough to carry anywhere and is glare-free so you can read it outside even in the brightest conditions. This one is even waterproof. I 1000% recommend you get one if you don’t already have one.
Idk about y’all, but my beach/pool/lake hair is often so hard to manage. I like to throw on a headband so that I can still look put together with very little effort. A set of 22 may seem excessive, but this way you're guaranteed to have at least one that will match whichever swimsuit you choose. And because this set is soo affordable, if something happens to one of your bands (like falls into the water), you won't be as disappointed.
I like to wear this shirt on a normal day too, but lately I’ve been tossing it in my beach bag for post-water activities. After spending all day in the water, I love to throw this on over my swimsuit, or even without it. It’s relaxed style is exactly what I want after wearing something so fitted all day.
This little stow away stores all the small things you may need all day: keys, phone, ID, credit cards, compacts, etc.It’s water-resistant so it can protect all of those things, and they come in super cute prints so you can use as a clutch when you don’t want to tote your entire beach bag around.