Whether you’re making a quick weekend get-away to the Hamptons or beachin’ it up in the Bahamas, make sure your travel bag is stocked with these items for the perfect photo opp…
Beach towels are arguably the most important and often overlooked item when packing for the beach. From tanning to drying off post swim, you want something comfortable and soft. It also doesn’t hurt that these towels’ prints are anything but basic. Slowtide collaborates with artists and photographers for their prints, which explains why their designs are so unique and unlike other beach towel brands!
In this day and age, no beach vacation is complete without a giant float. With Funboy, you have a range of mythical sea creatures to choose from. You can get anything from the traditional white swam float to a rainbow unicorn. Whichever float you choose, your vacation just got even more ‘grammable. Another thing that I like about the FunBoy brand is that for every Funboy Inflatable Pool Toy you purchase, they provide a person in the developing world with one year of clean drinking water. Seems like these floats may actually be magical after all.
This sunglass brand has really blown up in the past year & when you look at their price point & trendy styles, it’s easy to see why! I recently took a pair of the All My Love style on a trip to the Bahamas. Just goes to show, you don’t have to break the bank to look like a rock star on the beach.
I couldn’t help but support a fellow blogger, Peace Love Shea, and her swimwear brand. Aside from Shea, you can also find Hailey Baldwin, Caroline Vreeland, Aimee Song, & Rocky Barnes sporting Same Swim styles. My favorites include the new stripe print & denim bikinis. You will definitely be an Instagram hit with these unique styles!
Depending on your hair, the beach can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. In case your hair decides to opt for the I just put my finger in an electrical socket look, I suggest bringing the Amika Mighty Mini Jet Set Kit. It’s great for all hair types and allows you to control whatever hairstyle Poseidon threw at you
All I can say is my boyfriend (now fiancé) was way too excited to use these. These groovy plastic pineapples are great for any beach beverage – I used them for mimosas! And you will look so chic sipping from one of these!
When I’m at the beach, I prefer clothes that you can just throw on and wear over a bathing suit, but still look Insta-ready. This Kimchi romper is a great beach option with the light fabric and cute tropical patterns.
So you have all your beach essentials, but how are you bringing them to the beach? Straw totes may be trending right now, but they are also very functional. I couldn’t resist suggesting this Rebecca Minkoff “Beach Hair, Don’t Care” tote – Insta caption, anyone?!
By Madeline Minnich
Madeline Minnich is a New York City based fashion & lifestyle blogger for Macarons & Madeline’s. She moved here several years ago to pursue her dream of working in fashion in the big apple and has never looked back. When she’s not working on her blog, she can be found in front of Monet’s water lily paintings at the Met, feeding her caffeine addiction at her local coffee shop, or escaping to her favorite Southampton beach with friends.