Living in Los Angeles means I’m lucky enough to head to the beach on weekends, but I’m so over lugging everything but the kitchen sink in a gigantic tote – so this year, I’m packing light for the sand! A day of fun in the sun is all about being carefree: my essentials include sunscreen, a good book, snacks and a cover-up (so you can go for drinks later!). Go for a bright baby bag and prints in the same color family (ok, I didn’t actually mean for my book to match too, but it looks cute right?!). Take a peak inside my beach bag below and read on for my must-remember tips:
1. Sunscreen: By far the most important thing in your beach tote – I cannot stress this enough! There is nothing cute about a painful sunburn, so make sure you lather up with SPF 30 or more and reapply as directed. For more tips on practicing safe skin, take a look a my SPF review.
2. Good Reads: Stay productive poolside with a great book or magazine – bring along that novel you’ve been putting off, or for a real challenge, bring along a book that’s been turned into a summer blockbuster. Read it before you head to the theater!
3. Eye-Catching Details: Just because the setting is casual doesn’t mean you can forget the accessories. A cute pouch to hold your cards, sunnies, and sunscreen looks great peeking out from inside a beach bag. Toss in a simple ring or bangle for an added dash of glamour – golden hues look great against tanned skin!
Get The Look: Bag and cardholder by ShafferLA (similar style here and here), SPF by Kate Somerville, Ring and Bangle by Wanderlust and Co, Caftan by Theodora & Callum (similar style here), Lip Gloss by Elizabeth Arden, Sunglasses by AQC, Pressed Juicery in Vanilla Almond, Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson