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10 Beach Essentials for the Fashionista

Listen up fashionistas! I know you’re all about being fabulous, no matter where you are. I don’t think the beach is any exception. So don’t you dare think about hitting the sand this summer without these beach essentials! I’ve compiled a list of things I think you’re going to need out there as you take in the sun and sea.

Now that spring is almost over, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to take to la playa. Put the beach balls away and grab your favorite one-piece, bikini, or maybe even a sexy monokini? Whatever swimsuit you feel like rocking will be so chic!

I personally love the beach and can’t wait to head out there for some much needed sun and relaxation. No matter what coast you’re on, the sand will be calling your name this summer. Will your wardrobe be ready?

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  • FLIP FLOPS 2 of 11
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    We all love a pair of flip flops, but why not step it up a bit this summer? Try a stylish pair of dressed-up flip flops, like these from Havaianas. Don't let the hot sand hurt those pretty feet! 

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    Grab yourself one of these barely there or see-through cover-ups. Take care of your bottom half with this Echo 'Map of Mexico' Pareo. Or cover it ALL with this Sol & Mer Chiffon Caftan. My favorite are these Becca Etc 'Marbella' Crochet Cover-Up Pants (Plus).  

  • SUNSCREEN 4 of 11
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    No one likes a sunburned fashionista. Ladies, please make sure you wear your sunscreen! The higher the SPF, the better. From now until July, join Neutrogena's Buy 1 + Donate 1 campaign! Buy ANY Neutrogena product with SPF from May-July and Neutrogena will donate one to a family in need. Get more details here.

  • SUN HAT 5 of 11
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    Keep cooler than cool and protect yourself from the sun with a hat like this from Michael Stars. This Crochet Fedora I found over at Everything But Water can go from beach to maxi dress chic in an instant.

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    Every fashionista knows that sunglasses aren't for fashion purposes only. We have to protect our eyes from the sun's harsh UV rays! These Dolce & Gabbana cat eye sunglasses from Sunglass Hut are 1950s beach bunny-inspired. 

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    A beach bag is very essential! Where else are you going to hold all of your must-have beach items? Juicy Couture is killing me with this retro-inspired Surf Board Raffia Tote. I need this! 

  • POUCHES 8 of 11
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    Keep all of your goodies organized (and sand-free) inside of your beach bag with this Go To The Beach Travel Kit from Henri Bendel. Very chic!

  • THE BEACH TOWEL 9 of 11
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    Bloomingdales has these beautiful Sky beach towels on sale right now! They measure 40" x 70" and come in amazing bright and bold colors — perfect for any fashionable beach day.

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    A thirsty fashionista is not cute. Neither is a dehydrated one. Make sure you throw a a few bottles of water inside your beach bag so you don't go thirsty. Bring a few healthy snacks with you while you're at it!

     

    Image courtesy of John Kasawa/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net

  • MAGAZINES 11 of 11
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    Last, but not least, every fashionista needs to bring a copy or two of her favorite fashion magazines! How else will you keep up on all the latest trends?

What did I miss? What are your fashionista beach essentials? 

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