Welcome Summer With These Beach Bag Essentials

By Pam Schlichter
In Style

Today is the first day of summer, which means beach season has begun! Before you head out of town, make sure to pack these must-have items to keep you organized, having fun, and of course, beachy-chic.

Here’s to a summer filled with lots of sun and sand…

Beach Bag Essentials

1/Beach Bag: A fabulous beach bag is the perfect finishing touch to any vacation outfit. Dezso Lush Beach Print Canvas Tote, $175, available at Intermix Online.

2/Sunglasses: Try these neutral cream frames with mirrored lenses to complement your sun-kissed skin. Wildfox Clubfox Deluxe Sunglasses, $179, similar styles available at Cha, Ladue, 314.993.8080.

3/Swimsuit: Stow away your two-piece bikini and opt for this summer’s must-own
one-piece silhouette. L*Space Sweet Thing One Piece Swimsuit, $195, similar styles available Splash, Ladue, 314.721.6442.

4/Kaftan: A great kaftan will take you from the beach to happy hour, keeping you looking chic all day long. Calyspo St. Barth Akika Cotton Dress, $275, similar styles available at Crescent Coast, Clayton, 314.726.7979.

5/Sunscreen: Protecting your skin is a must, and this new sunscreen from Eve Lom is formulated to moisturize, protect against damage, and promote firmer, more luminous-looking skin. Eve Lom Daily Protection + SPF 50, $90, available at Nordstrom, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.884.4900.

6/Bracelets: Don’t forget to accessorize. Nothing says summer like colorful beach bracelets. Bluma Project Cebu Cuff, $75, available Lusso, Clayton, 314.725.7205.

7/Panama Hat: A panama hat for beach days is a tasteful topper that also helps to protect your skin. Twist-Band Nubby Panama Hat, $34, similar styles available Urban Outfitters, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.727.6262.

8/Waterproof iPhone Case: Let’s face it; you won’t be leaving home without your iPhone. Make better use of it by capturing memories while keeping it safe with this waterproof case. Griffin Technology Waterproof Case for Apple iPhone, $51.99, available at Best Buy, Brentwood, 314.646.1331.

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