Since it’s officially summertime and we’re packing for a trip to the beach in a couple of weeks, I thought I’d share some of my favorite summer essentials. This covers all kinds of accessories for a beach trip or even just lounging poolside, including, course, plenty to keep your drinks cool!
For those of you having fun in the sun this week—enjoy! And for the rest of us, this is just a little bit of vacay inspiration!
I love a tote that doubles as a purse, so it can go from poolside or beach to town.
If we’re packing to take a cooler to the beach, I pre-make mimosas or wine spritzers and keep them in one of these so they stay cold for a while.
I recently upgraded our ice packs with ones that could keep a cooler cold for longer. These had crazy good reviews. They actually come in 3 levels—the Chillin’ Brew being the lightest and made for keeping beer cold. I included the chart below so you could see the difference between the products.
I love these shoes because they slip on and off, great for summer!
Mike and I saw some people at Wrightsville Beach with a big lightweight beach blanket made of nylon and were so into it we asked them where they got it! (Amazon, of course). We have loved ours, it packs up in a really small drawstring tote and it’s great for covering the ground before you lay your towels on top. You put sand in the corners to weight them down.
This is my favorite new shampoo because it texturizes and conditions at the same time. Super-easy and perfect for summer.
I always pick up little bracelets like this from Madewell to layer on with my everyday Gorjana ones.
A must! And hat trends change from year to year, so I try not to spend a lot.
We just ordered this for our upcoming trip. It is lightweight, and rolls down into a little bag for easy carrying.
Always fun to add a little color to sunnies for summertime.
I love Turkish towels for the beach because they are so easy to carry and so lightweight. I can’t stand lugging a ton of crap out to the beach!
Love the Slim Havianas, and just picked these up in the rose color!
This is genius—great for the beach, pool, or anywhere including your backyard!!
The best sunscreen! I am big on sun protection so I like to really invest in this type of product.
Can’t go wrong with a classic black tank suit!
Some of you have been asking about my favorite can wines and I plan to do a post on that soon. For now, here’s a rosé that I’d recommend, below!
I pretty much live in cutoffs on the weekends and on vacation. Blank NYC from Nordstrom makes my favorites. I size up so they are a bit slouchy.
We got an earlier version of these beach chairs years back and can’t tell you how happy we have been with them. They have backpack straps and are pretty lightweight. This newer version has a small built in cooler pouch! Pretty handy!
I’m a sucker for a cute coverup, and tassels make everything better!
A couple of fun graphic tees are easy to pack for any kind of errand or the beach.
360-degree sound, waterproof, and with a 10-hour charge. Take the music with you!
Have a great rest of the week!