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How to Pack for the Beach!

Does the lure of sand and sea call to you this time of year? Use this quick guide to make the task of packing for your getaway as easy as…well, a day at the beach.

Step 1: Find a cute bag.

Let’s face it, easy breezy travel is all about having the right bag; translation: cute bag. You can toss all of your towels and beach reads into this mermaid tote, but you should probably pack a crossbody purse (we love this option for shopping and excursions. And might we suggest stowing your war paint in this “legendary” bag?

Step 2: Gather all your accessories.

Once you’ve selected your bags, move on the really good stuff—jewelry. Even though you’re likely to spend your days in a swimsuit, you can still accessorize with a cute pair of seaworthy earrings. Plus, you’ll need to throw in a few necklaces (don’t skip this go-with-anything option that also has matching earrings!) for those dressy dinners.

Step 3: Don’t forget the sun and sand gear.

First and foremost, you’ll want to pack your favorite beach blanket, so you can claim a sweet spot in the sun. If you’re in the market for a new one, how cute is this cupcake? Secondly, good hair days are few and far between at the beach, so make sure you have a cute hat (hola beaches!) to cover your locks. Finally, you’ll want to make sure you stay hydrated during those games of beach volleyball, so don’t forget to toss an insulated tumbler, like this one, in your bag.

Step 4: Turn on your “Out of Office,” stow your tray table, and prepare for departure.