The 10 Beach Bag Essentials For A Stress-Free Summer

Before you head to the pool or beach, make sure you have all of these beach bag essentials!

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    PHOTO: Sincerely Jules

    As far as we’re concerned, summer is officially here, which means plenty of poolside parties and days spent basking at the beach. While finding the perfect suit is important, so is what you pack in your (presumably stylish) beach bag. So which items are essential? We’ve created the ultimate checklist for your day under the sun.

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    Sunscreen

    Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen ($9)

    ​Because a sunburn isn’t cute on anyone.

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    Cover-Up

    The Reformation Kenya Dress ($218) in Stripe

    ​Wrinkling is never an issue with a linen beach cover-up like this one.

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    Colorful Hair Ties

    J.Crew Elastic Hair Tie Pack ($13) in Summer Neutral

    ​With these summery hair ties, a low chignon is much more manageable in sandy locales.

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    Headphones

    Molami Plica Headphones ($100) in White

    ​Chic headphones are a must for when you just need to zone out to Beyoncé.

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    Tinted Lip Balm

    Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($23) in Sugar Rose Tinted

    ​SPF and a rosy tint? This lip balm is a no-brainer.

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    Reusable Water Bottle

    S’well Stone Collection Textured Water Bottle ($35) in Peridot

    ​This sleek water bottle is literally cool, keeping water cold for up to 24 hours.

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    Printed Beach Towel

    Sunnylife Luxe Towel ($60) in Iluka

    ​This geometric beach towel won’t blend in with the rest!

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    Visor

    Eric Javits Champ Visor ($145) in Natural/White

    ​An oversized visor is very celebrity-on-vacation-in-the-South-of-France, non?

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    Bold Sunglasses

    Illesteva White Chapel Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses ($220)

    ​Mirrored lenses are a huge trend in eyewear this summer, so jump on board with this clear pair.

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    Film Camera

    Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera ($100) in Yellow

    ​Instagram might be the fastest way to share your poolside pictures, but film photos are much more fun!

    ​Keep going to shop our favorite beach bags!

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    Alexander Wang Prisma Jelly Tote ($276) in Peppermint

    ​Jellies aren’t just for your feet, as is proven with this awesome tote.

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    Mara Hoffman Weekender ($286)

    ​This printed weekender is large enough to fit everything you need and then some!

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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Isle de Sea Tina Tote ($198)

    ​This bag begs for a beach picnic.

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    Need Supply Co. Beach Tote with Mat ($110)

    ​A bag as functional as it is fashionable? We’re in!

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    Topshop Zig Zag Duffle Backpack ($64)

    ​Sometimes a backpack makes more sense, especially when it’s as cute as this one.

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    A.P.C. Beige Cotton Logo Beach Bag ($130)

    ​You can’t go wrong with a tried and true canvas tote.

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    Charlotte Olympia Sunny Glasses Basket Tote ($995)

    ​The beach bag of our dreams.

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    DKNY Active Beach Shopper with Removable Pouch ($152)

    ​This plastic tote is wonderfully quirky and the opaque removable pouch makes it all the more practical.

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    Kate Spade Saturday Square Straw Tote ($115)

    ​This versatile bag can easily go from the pool to dinner.

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    M. Carter Wave Tote ($75)

    How adorable is this wave-printed tote? A must-have for any beach dweller.

    ​What items can you not go to the beach without? Make sure to tell us below in the comments!

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Clear Face Sunscreen

Clear Face Sunscreen

Neutrogena, $9
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Kenya Dress

Kenya Dress

The Reformation, $218
SHOP
Elastic Hair Tie Pack

Elastic Hair Tie Pack

J.Crew, $13
SHOP
Plica Headphones

Plica Headphones

Molami, $100
SHOP
Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

Fresh, $23
SHOP
Stone Collection Textured Water Bottle

Stone Collection Textured Water Bottle

S’well, $35
SHOP
Luxe Towel

Luxe Towel

Sunnylife, $60
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Champ Visor

Champ Visor

Eric Javits, $145
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White Chapel Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses

White Chapel Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses

Illesteva, $220
SHOP
Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

Fujifilm, $100
SHOP
Prisma Jelly Tote

Prisma Jelly Tote

Alexander Wang, $276
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Weekender

Weekender

Mara Hoffman, $286
SHOP
Isle de Sea Tina Tote

Isle de Sea Tina Tote

Marc by Marc Jacobs, $198
SHOP
Beach Tote with Mat

Beach Tote with Mat

Need Supply Co., $110
SHOP
Zig Zag Duffle Backpack

Zig Zag Duffle Backpack

Topshop, $64
SHOP
Beige Cotton Logo Beach Bag

Beige Cotton Logo Beach Bag

A.P.C., $130
SHOP
Sunny Glasses Basket Tote

Sunny Glasses Basket Tote

Charlotte Olympia, $995
SHOP
Active Beach Shopper with Removable Pouch

Active Beach Shopper with Removable Pouch

DKNY, $152
SHOP
Square Straw Tote

Square Straw Tote

Kate Spade Saturday, $115
SHOP
Wave Tote

Wave Tote

M. Carter, $75
SHOP
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