Summer is literally just around the corner, so seeing as a lot of people are planning on going away I thought I'd do a quick little guide with 8 must-have beach essentials that you must not forget this summer!
1. Sun cream
I'm going to sound like a teacher or a parent - lol - but I can not stress enough how important it is to protect your skin from the sun!! Whenever you're out during the summer, always put on sun cream. Future you will thank you!
|L-R Nivea and Piz Buin|
It's always important to drink plenty of water whilst out in the sun - actually, you should be drinking water everyday, but it's definitely more important when in the sun, to keep you hydrated. If you're not a fan of water, try adding some fruit to it.
|L-R Recipe here and recipe here|
3. A glam beach cover up
I love a good cover up, could be a kimono, kaftan, anything! Most people use cover ups to give themselves an extra layer of protection from the sun's rays, but they can also be used to keep you cool. Yeah I know, putting something on to cool you down?! But seriously, it does help by keeping the sun off your skin!
|L-R River Island and Boohoo|
A pair of sandals are a must - gotta have your feet looking fab! Here are some cute sandals below.
|Both River Island, L-R here and here|
5. A cute beach bag
Of course you need a beach bag; how else are you going to carry your beach essentials?? Some really cute beach bags below!
|L-R Accessorize and River Island|
I've seen so many amazing beach towels in the shops for this summer. I've also seen a lot of round beach towels on Etsy like the one below. I don't know how they would work on sun loungers? They look amazing though!
|L-R Victoria Secrets and Etsy|
Sunglasses are a no brainer! They're good to protect your eyes from the sun, but even better for hiding your makeupless face whilst sprawled out on a sun lounger! In my opinion, the bigger the better!
|L-R New Look and River Island|
8. Gorgeous swim wear
Now, I don't know about you but I swear swimsuits were never popular or aimed at/styled for younger people. I used to think swimsuits were old fogey and for middle aged mums who'd take their kid to the local swimming pool - but they're not! They have some gorgeous swimsuits out in the shops this year! I now look at swimsuits in a new light!
|All from River Island. Left, Middle and Right|
Not a beach essential but delicious - cocktails!
If you are laying on a beach in a lovely hot exotic country and are not sipping a delicious cocktail out of a coconut then you are doing something wrong! Haha I'm joking, but in my opinion having cocktails is a holiday must (or mocktails for those of you that don't like alcohol!)
For those of you that are going away this year, I hope you have an amazing time! If you're not going away - who cares! You can go down to your local beach and still look glam!
Let me know if you have any other things that are your beach essentials!
Thanks for reading,