What to Pack in Your Summer Beach Tote
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THE BAG

Beach totes are the bag to go crazy with color and pattern if you shy away from them in your regular handbag wardrobe. A straw tote or a canvas L.L.Bean boat tote are good classic choices but this pink Sensi Studio Ice Cream Cone tote is a fun summer statement.

THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM

Sunscreen. I have the sunspots to prove it from years of laying out barefaced. My favorites are Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry Touch and Neutrogena Age Shield face. I don’t like to use aerosols because I find so much lotion gets lost in the spray and the coverage is not as thorough.

THE ESSENTIALS

A hat, sunnies, and Havaiana flip flops in every color are must-haves. And don’t forget your beach towel! Bring more than one so you don’t have to use the towel you’re sitting on to dry off with.

JUST FOR FUN

I love these POCHI silicone pouches because they are so colorful and they keep my small accessories sand free. Sunnylife is my go-to for fun summer accessories and these speakers are perfect for your beach party. Get your volleyball, beach chair, and inflatable Flamingo to match.