So, you've planned out your summer vacation days and bought your bikini (first things first). What's next on your beach-ready-itinerary? Finding the right items to tote to the shore and stow in your bag (SPF, SPF, SPF). Ahead, we've rounded up the best accessories to keep you protected from the sun, surf, and sand, plus much-needed recommendations for how to relax without WiFi.More
Locating your towel from the water can sometimes be a nightmare ("Did someone steal it?? Did my friends move without telling me?"), so stand out from the maze of beach parties with a vibrant print that's unlike anyone else's.
1. John Robshaw Alabat Beach Towel, $88; anthropologie.com.
2. Lady Perfect Beach Towel, $19; urbanoutfitters.com.
3. Tory Burch Swim Towel, $125; toryburch.com.
4. Marimekko for Target Beach Towel, $25; target.com.
Vitamin C is a wonderful thing, but too much sun exposure can strip your skin of moisture and its essential oils (not to mention, the wrinkles it causes). So, a powerful moisturizer should be at the top of your packing list, like this new Origins option that protects skin from UV rays, pollution, and free radicals.
Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Advanced Daily UV Defender Broad Spectrum SPF 45, $41; sephora.com.