Airports and hotels are bustling with those of us who have trudged through another winter looking for a reward. And what better place to go than the beach? As you plan your trip (even if it’s just a daydream), don’t forget these essentials. They are easy on the luggage, and on the eyes!
Aqua Wayfarers 1 of 17Don't you love these fresh aqua shades?
Click here to purchase from Target for $10
Basic Black Sunglasses 2 of 17Go for a chic sun-bathing look with these basics.
Click here to view from H&M for $6.95
Multi-Colored Circle Glasses 3 of 17You'll feel great in these indie-inspired shades, and even better about where your money went.
Click here to view from H&M for $9.95
Butterfly Earbuds 4 of 17Who can travel without music these days? For your next vacation, do it in style.
Click here to buy from Amazon for $75
Sperry Sail Cloth Bag 5 of 17The ultimate nautical beach bag.
Click here to buy from Sperry for $125
Large Basket Beach Bag 6 of 17Go for a native look to tote around your beach essentials.
Click here to buy from Zara for $29.90
Weekend Bowling Bag 7 of 17Want more pizazz? This neon bowling bag is the perfect size and adds a fun touch to any beach ensemble.
Click here to buy from Zara for $49.90
Havaianas 8 of 17The perfect vacation slip-ons I would not go on vacation without them. In fact, they come in so many fun colors, I might not leave home without 2 or 3!
Click here to buy from Havaianas for $26
Studded Sandal 9 of 17It's time for strap sandals! These are the perfect balance of funk and function.
Click here to view from H&M for $24.95
Banana Leaf Tommy Bahama Tankini 10 of 17When buying a swimsuit, I always look to Tommy Bahama. The quality is impeccable and provides the perfect amount of control and support to compliment any body.
Click here to buy from Tommy Bahama for $97
Strip Bow Swim 11 of 17I've seen this swimsuit in action, and can testify to the flattering affects of the slim stripes and underwire. You can't go wrong with this suit!
Click here to buy from JCrew for $125
Polka Dot Bandeau Swim 12 of 17Such a fun color and print, and the rouched bodice can't hurt either.
Click here to buy from Old Navy for $44.94
Black Maxi 13 of 17This design is simple enough to be a swimsuit cover, and flattering enough to leave on all day.
Click here to buy from JCrew for $79.50
Lepore Stripe Cover 14 of 17Such an adorable cover! And the relaxed design makes for a perfect beach essential.
Click here to buy from Nordstrom for $104
Cinch-Waist Cover 15 of 17I would wear this dress everyday if I could! The lightweight, airy feel is a dream, and the cinch-waist flatters every body.
Click here to buy from Anthropologie for $88
Boho Designer Maxi 16 of 17This is a gorgeous bohemian floral print, perfect for a night out on your vacation, or this summer. And the maxi material makes for easy packing.
Click here to buy from Matches for $459
Floral Maxi 17 of 17Try this beautiful maxi as a less expensive alternative. Love the print and the cut!
Click here to view from H&M
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