Picture it: Saturday morning rolls around, the weather is perfect and you’ve got an entire day free. Summer is here and you’ve got one thing on your mind...a relaxing day at the beach.
Which is why we’re here to remind you to (always) wear sunscreen. If you’re looking for just the right amount of shade and things to make the day a breeze, we also got you covered. After all, a stress-free day can only happen if you pack the right things.
Use a pillow. One that’s built for the beach, of course. This one is padded, weather-resistant, and compact. It can fold into its own carrying case and can be weighed down by adding a bit of sand. So it won’t fly away on windy days. Nap time awaits. ($35, Amazon)
Wear a colorful suit. You may be sweaty, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look stylish. This one-piece suit is made with 80% recycled nylon with adorable ruching details at the sides. You'll be fully covered, so you can jump into the water without fear of something slipping. Instagram is waiting. ($41.21, Aerie)
Pick a new bag. This one filters out sand, dust, and water. So you can place it down without your belongings getting dirty. It also features inside pockets for your phone and wallet. Plus a magnetic snap closure. You’re welcome. ($49.95, Hammacher Schlemmer)
Apply sunscreen. We can’t stress this enough. This non-aerosol spray is SPF 50, sweat- and water-resistant, and can be applied to wet skin. It’s your beach BFF. Psst...to learn more about sunscreen and what works best for you, check out our guide. ($15+, Supergoop!)
PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published (and all prices were accurate too). Thanks.
We’re bringing you products, recs, and suggestions that’ll make your life just a liiittle easier. It all starts with adding us to your inbox.
Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Jessica Kelly
Because you want a safe trip. This list will has reusable snack bags, a phone holder, and a durable duffle bag.
There’s an outdoor rug, a mini charcoal grill, and dreamy string lights. HGTV is knocking.
Kiss stuffed drawers and packed closets goodbye. It’s officially makeover time, starring your home.