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If you’re spending time at the beach this summer, you’ll want to stock up on all of the right essentials. Head to the sea with no stone — or shell — unturned. We’re sharing the must-have items to carry in your beach bag from Aventura Mall.
Are you thinking of braving the Miami sun without protection? Think again. Sunscreen is vital to a successful beach trip. We recommend packing a cooling, lightweight SPF that works for both your face and body to save space in your beach bag. Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector™ Water-Light Lotion is a refreshing broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen that’s water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. Go the extra step and protect your lips with Fresh Sugar Sport SPF 30 lip treatment.
Activated Sun Protector™ Water-Light Lotion for Face & Body at Kiehl’s, $29
Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30 at Sephora, $25
We choose style over squinting any day. Keep your eyes protected in the sun with Fendi’s Tropical Shine sunglasses. The oversized brown and pink shades recall scenes of Miami in the 1970s. The bigger the shade, the better the shield.
When you’re not laying out in your favorite swimsuit, cover up with a tunic fit for the coast. Roller Rabbit’s cotton Ulili Ziva tunic will barely take up space in your beach bag. The playful coverup is a lightweight, carefree top that’s ideal for beach vacations.
Roller Rabbit Ulili Ziva Tunic at Everything But Water, $145
The best beach days are spent lounging. Make your summer sweeter than ever with plenty of R&R time by the water. H&M’s velour beach towel is a soft, colorful cloth that’s perfect for laying out.
Use your time on the shore to catch up on your reading list. The Moth’s “All These Wonders” is the perfect anthology to carry in your beach bag. The collection of 45 non-fiction tales share the adventures of storytellers in uncharted territories. This book is a tantalizing read for on-the-go when you’re looking for something short and sweet to devour in one sitting.
The Moth Presents All These Wonders at Anthropologie, $25
Why risk forgetting a beautiful day spent with friends by the water? An instant camera makes the perfect beach companion. Snap lively shots on instant film to preserve your memories in a vintage-inspired way.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera at Urban Outfitters, $69
Pump up the volume at your next beach gathering with this adorable radio. The Bluetooth speaker makes bringing your favorite songs to the beach a simple, stylish task.
Islabomba Beach Sounds Radio & Bluetooth Speaker at Nordstrom, $50
Nothing puts a damper on a great beach day than a broken phone. Keep your device safe with a waterproof pouch. While everyone around you is splashing and the tide is rising, your phone won’t be subject to water damage.
Travelon Waterproof Phone Pouch at Macy’s, $15.99
Toast to remarkable scenery with Lilly Pulitzer’s insulated tumbler. The vivid colors and convivial print makes this tumbler the perfect party cup to store your chilled rosé. Cheers!
Lilly Pulitzer Insulated Stemless Tumbler at Bloomingdale’s, $26