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Steal vs. Splurge: 13 Beach Essentials Every Jetsetter Should Pack

There are certain things you just need for a beach getaway. Bikini. Flip Flops. A Cover Up. Sun screen.... the list goes on. We've rounded up 13 beach essentials every Jetsetter should pack--whether you're looking for a steal or to splurge.

The Bikini   

Who doesn’t love a polka dot bikini? We’re all about these fun and flirty two-pieces for summer.                                                                                                                            

 

The One-Piece

If you’d rather rock a one-piece on the beach, we love these yellow-and-white striped numbers.                                                                                                         

The Cover-Up

Every woman needs a solid cover-up for the beach (unless you’re totally comfortable walking around in your swimsuit at the beach, which is fine by us!) Go breezy and sexy with the Urban Outfitter’s Jerra Tee Cover-up or opt for something a tad more structured and sophisticated.                                                                                                                       

 

The Beach Bag

There’s just something about a striped, nautical-inspired beach bag we can’t get enough of. These two options are stylish and roomy.

 

 

The Flip Flop 

Flip flops are a beach ESSENTIAL. Keep it casual with these Slim Havaianas or try a sleeker look with the Greek-inspired Mirsini thong.

 

 

The Beach Towel

It’s time to throw away your ratty beach towels. Take it up a notch with these covetable options from Anthropologie and Serena & Lily.

 

The Sunscreen

With so many suncreens out there, how do you choose? We’re huge fans of these cult brands–the more affordable La Roche-Posay and the pricier (and chemical-free) NYDG. 

 

The Long Summer Dress

We love long summer dress with tie shoulder straps. Two standouts this season: this light white Reformation frock and Milly’s red embroidered linen sundress.

                                   

 

The Skin Hydrater 

When you’re looking at a long beach day, consider one of these two hydrating products. Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray uses Aloe and Rosewater to give your skin an immediate boost; Tata Harper’s 100% natural Hydrating Floral Essence uses hyaluronic acid to refresh and replenish.

                                     

 

 

The Mini Dress

A mini dress is a summer must-have for beach bar/restaurant nights. Go feminine and casual with this Line & Dot look or bolder and sexier with Ulla Johnson’s Isla satin dress.

                                  

 

The Sunnies

We’re all about sunnies in various shades of blue–like this light blue pair from H & M and darker teal shade from Celine.                      

 

 

The Hat

A straw summer hat never goes out of style (just make sure to get the wide brim for extra sun protection).

 

 

The Beach Umbrella

We love the sun, but sometimes you just want to hide out under the shade and read your book. If you’re like us, check out these light-weight and easily packable beach umbrellas.

 

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