No summer beach getaway is complete without an iconic beach bag. Make sure to load it with our top 10 fashion essentials before hitting the sand.
Our summer style challenge? Round up our favourite fashionable summer essentials to carry with us to the beach. From head to toeâ€”thatâ€™s straw hat to strappy sandalsâ€”we packed up the hottest must-have beach items for your summer getaways.
Summer 2012 beach bag essential #1: Sunglasses
Weâ€™re stating the obvious here. Channel your beach-ready inner Jackie O and fashionably block out the rays while catching up on the Fifty Shades trilogyâ€”no judgment on summer beach reads!â€” with a pair of sleek, oversized shades.
TRY: BCBG Max Azria Izzy oversized sunglasses (approx. $80), at bcgb.com.
Summer 2012 beach bag essential #2: Summer headbands
Add a colourful headpiece to top off a piecey, pulled back summer updo with one of these four wraparound headbands. These sparkly hair accessoriesâ€”seen on Louis Vuittonâ€™s Spring/Summer 2012 catwalkâ€”can also double up as a pretty accent for date nights on the boardwalk.
TRY: Multitude headbands (approx. $15), at anthropologie.com.
Summer 2012 beach bag essential #3: Beach towel
Wrap yourself in this haute Diane von Furstenberg beach towel after hitting the waves. Sip lemonade while lying on the geometric print towelâ€”inspired by the designerâ€™s vintage print archives from the â€™70sâ€”for a truly retro glam style.
TRY: Diane von Furstenberg cotton-flannel towel (approx. $57.50), at net-a-porter.com.
Summer 2012 beach bag essential #4: Swimsuit cover-up
While youâ€™ll want to show off that classic, Marilyn-inspired swimsuit on the sand, throw on this breezy, colourful dress overtop for lunching on an outdoor patio. Hot tip: Pairs nicely with a fruity summer cocktail.
TRY: H&M dress ($14.95), at hm.com.
Summer 2012 beach bag essential #5: Water-resistant watch
If you lose all sense of time lying out on the sand, this colour-blocked Lacoste GOA watch will get you back on track. Sleek and waterproof, the latest collection comes in a rainbow of colours available in Juneâ€”just in time for the long weekend.
TRY: Lacoste GOA watch ($95), at Lacoste boutiques across Canada.
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