A Colorful Tote
Our favorite thing about this tote (besides the great price and how cheery it is): The flat bottom prevents it from flopping over and inadvertently filling with sand.
Buy It! J. Jill straw market tote, $39.99; jjill.com
The Cutest Towel
It’s impossible to find an accessory that says “summer” more than a round beach towel that looks like the season’s sweetest treat.
Buy It! Cotton On “The Round Towel,” $20; cottonon.com
A Sporty/Sexy Black Bikini
Every girl needs a swimsuit that looks good while laying out and stands up to an impromptu game of beach volleyball.
Buy It! So Noire “Biarritz” bikini, $100; sonoire.com
A Sun-Smart Swim Top
An All-Purpose Coverup
A classic black shirtdress style goes from sand bar to tiki bar, and the lightweight fabric ensures you both look cool and stay cool.
Buy It! Cuyana maxi cover-up, $125; cuyana.com
Tinted SPF Lip Balm
A Pretty Hat
A Waterproof Bag
A cute plastic pouch does double duty – it can either protect your phone from sand and spray, or keep messy melted sunscreen and lipgloss separate from your stuff.
Buy It! Lilly Pulitzer “Clear Water” zip pouch, $34; lillypulitzer.com
A Hair-Protecting Spray
Yes, your strands can get scorched too. Spritz this on to ward off color-fading sun damage and dryness.
Buy It! Macadamia Sun Shield dry oil spray, $20; macadamiahair.com
A Mini Detangler
You know that thing when you get out of the ocean and your hair dries in one big knot? Once you toss this in your bag, it’ll be a thing of the past.
Buy It! Tangle Teezer compact styler, $20; sephora.com
Wear-Everywhere Flip Flops
The metallic finish on these celeb-loved sandals goes with everything – and dresses up the casual shoe style, so it’ll work apres-plage.
Buy It! Havaianas, $40; havaianas.com
A Screen Cleaner
No more sunscreen smears while you’re trying to Snap – these smart wipes will keep your screen pristine.
Buy It! Well-Kept screen cleaning towelettes, $6; sephora.com
A Can't-Put-Down Book
Even though you applied and reapplied your sunblock, you missed a spot. This aloe-packed lotion will take the ouch out.
Buy It! Burt’s Bees After-Sun Soother, $10; burtsbees.com