Posh Tip: Get Beach Ready with These 10 Essentials

A menswear inspired fedora or panama hat has dual function: it shields you from the sun, and adds an element of downtown cool to your daytime outfit.

Casual style at the beach is all about throwing on easy breezy pieces. Pair a super comfortable fitted striped skirt with a brightly colored loose tank. Maybe it is the perfect time to try pattern mixing on for size. Mix dots and stripes with these Madewell separates.

Flat sandals are the perfect beach bring-along and the Sam Edelman ‘Gigi’ comes in a multitude of colors and designs so you’re guaranteed to find one that works with your vacation wardrobe.

Nothing screams “fun” at the beach louder than a fun swim suit. Let your inner pin up girl loose with this retro polka dot suit from J. Crew (which is selling out fast!). The side ruching is both adorable and forgiving—helping to camouflage imperfections.

Sunblock is a requirement for all skin during prolonged exposure to the sun. I like to protect mine with Neutrogena ultra sheer dry-touch sunblock. It comes in SPF as high as 100, rubs in easily like lotion and never leaves those unattractive white streaks.

Manage the stress on your tresses by keeping them hydrated with a good conditioner. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration is cost effective and travels well because of the sleek packaging that snaps tightly shut. There’s nothing worse than having products spill inside your weekend bag.

Your lips need hydration after being out in the sun; EOS lip balm is inexpensive and ultra moisturizing with shea butter and vitamin E.

Take along your favorite mags or a light-hearted novel as delicious beach reads.

A great pair of oversized sunglasses is chic anywhere, but especially so at the beach. Channel your inner Jackie O. with this dark amber pair by DvF.

Finally, use a fashionable beach tote to hold all of your beach-worthy items, like this clear striped LeSportsac in creamsicle colors.

What’s your favorite item to take to the beach?