Summer is so close, and we are already daydreaming of hanging by the pool and walking along a sandy beach. In style, of course. Just because you’ll be at the beach or poolside doesn’t mean you have to leave your fabulous style at home. In fact, you want to have a fashion moment as you capture some warm summer rays.
Since we’ve all been hermits for a while now, we haven’t been doing the in-person shopping we used to. So instead of having to head into stores to upgrade your many summer-worthy looks, we did the work for you, finding ten must-have items that you can shop right at home. All you need now is to go have some fun in the sun.
Bella Doña BD Shades
Not only do sunglasses shield your eyes from the sun, but they also look super stylish. Bella Doña’s BD Shades come in classic black (with gold logo detail, currently sold out) and an on-trend orchid (with silver logo detail). Also, on-trend is the ‘90s-esque rectangular shape, ensuring that you have dope sunnies you can rock now and rock later.
Available at bella-dona.com, $28
Nomadix The Original Towel
A towel seems like a minor detail when heading to the beach or pool, but it can seriously dial up your style for the summer (and beyond). Nomadix’s The Original Towel, which comes in various colors, patterns, and prints, is what they call “The Only Towel You Need” for things like camping, yoga, and taking a dip in some water. Added bonuses? It’s quick-drying, sand resistant, pet hair resistant, and eco-friendly, as it’s constructed out of recycled materials.
Available at nomadix.co, $39.95-$54.95
Hija de tu Madre Make Jefa Moves Water Bottle
One of the most important keys to enjoying your summer is staying hydrated. Water is plain, but your water bottle doesn’t have to be. Hija de tu Madre made this cute, retro-style stainless steel bottle that reminds you, and everyone who sees it, to make jefa moves.
Available at hijadetumadre.com, $28
Martha of Miami Playa Sol y Arena Swimsuit
You know how T-shirts can speak your mind for you without having to say a word? There is also cool swimwear that does that. Martha of Miami has a variety of swimsuits that say things like “Miami AF,” “Cuban Bred,” and this one that declares that “Playa Sol y Arena” is your destination for the day.
Available at marthaofmiami.com, $44.99
Sunnylife Inflatable Lilo Chair
Orange is one of the major on-trend colors for 2021, so it was no surprise that this sleek yet fun Inflatable Lilo Chair from Sunnylife is in this summer-perfect hue. Why just lay on the beach when you can lounge in style? This chair is simply beach and pool decor at its coolest.
Available at sunnylife.com, $75
Wasi Clothing Estoy Happy Bucket Hat
Another ‘90s trend that is back in full force is the bucket hat. Wasi Clothing made a cool version that is embroidered with the cheery words “estoy happy.” Currently sold out in forest green shown here, you can nab it in vintage black and booming blue.
Available at wasiclothing.com, $30 (currently sold out)
APALMA Olivia Bag
Whether you need a bag to pack your beach essentials in or want one that makes all your summer dresses and other outfits look elevated, this APALMA Olivia bag does both. Handwoven in Colombia from Iraca palm, and available in either pale pink or sandy, this purse is summery yet beautifully ornate.
Available at apalmahandmade.com, $99
Sunnylife Cooler Box Sounds
When you’re going to spend a day (or longer) in the sun, you don’t want to have to lug too many things around. That’s why items that do double duty are so essential. Sunnylife makes this cooler with speakers, Bluetooth technology, USB charging cable, so you can keep your drinks cool while also listening to cool music.
Available at bando.com, $160
Mónica Márquez Sandalia Coco
Simple yet chic shoes are a summer staple. You want to wear them around town and slip them on and off while dipping in and out of the pool. Mónica Márquez makes various stylish shoes, but we had to shout out these chic Coco sandals. Shown here in lila (also available in nude and Limón), they have that luxe quilted leather we all know and love and are handmade in Mexico by skilled artisans.
Available at monicamarquez.com.mx, $74
Raggedy Tiff Black and White Satin Headband
The key to summer style is to combine form and function. For example, you’ll want to keep your hair up and away from your face, but in a chic way. That’s where this black and white headband from Raggedy Tiff comes in. You’ll feel and look great, with minimal effort—and that’s summer style.
Available at raggedytiff.com, $15.99