Beach Day Essentials

When it comes to a beach trip, simple is always better. My staples aren't out of the ordinary, but paramount to a successful beach trip. A solid beach look and go-to items in your beach bag can make all the difference when enjoying the sandy shore. Often I opt for a classic yet stylish one piece swimsuit. There's just something about them that are so timeless. Plus, they are so comfy and make me feel confident! You can check out one pieces on my wishlist here. Another piece that is stylish, but practical is a straw hat. With a generous brim topped with a cute bow, it provides protection from the rays with a preppy look. These sunglasses yield the same result and are some of my faves from Loft. Again, they are classic, but keep my eyes feeling good while basking in the sun all day. The slides finish out this beach bum outfit. I absolutely love these sandals from Target. They are so comfortable and just slide on.

What's in my beach bag is always basic. I'm there to enjoy the ocean after all! Beyond a towel and chair, there are a few essential items I bring along. Sunscreen is always on the top of my list for items to remember. It is so so SO important to protect your skin. That is why I always go for 50+ SPF and make sure to reapply throughout the day. While tans seem nice, sun damage really is not, so be sure to protect yourself out there! Given it is almost the Fourth of July, it is fitting to have sparklers stored away, as well. That way the full day can be spent at the beach into the evening. A book is a must at the beach; especially one that is set at on the coast. That is why I picked up this book! Lastly, a bottle of water is essential at the beach. With a day in the sun, it is important to remain hydrated.

What are your beach day essentials?