For summer 2019, it’s time to go beyond heading to the beach with a juicy book. This year, hit the sand with the chicest hot-weather accessories and these modern beach bag essentials. —Jeanine Gordon
play it sun-safe. It’s hard to find products that work for your entire body—sunscreen included. SPF body lotions and sprays are a cinch to find, but protecting your face is another story. Try a powder sunscreen that gives you all the coverage you need without rubbing off all your makeup when applying it or giving you an oily complexion.
put a lid on it. A cute hat is a must for blocking out the sun’s harmful rays but flattened hat hair so isn’t your look. Enter today’s hottest summer hat—a breathable baseball cap that accommodates even the highest ponytail or perfectly-messy topknot.
dry off in style. Turkish towels have been around for hundreds of years but it’s now that we’re seeing them pop up everywhere. What’s all the fuss about? These lightweight linens are perfect for the beach because they’re highly absorbent and dry in a flash. They’re also easy-breezy and chic enough to double as a wrap for travel or when the sun goes down.
turn it up. No beach day is complete without a great soundtrack. Debut your summer playlist in style with a beach-friendly speaker that does it all in an easy, portable, waterproof way.
treat your tresses. Every beach-bound beauty should keep her hair’s health in mind. If hats aren’t your thing, keep your strands protected from UV rays with a hair protectant spray that prevents color damage and dryness from sun exposure.