Be a Beach Boss: The Best Accessories for Summer 2016

Be a Beach Boss: The Best Accessories for Summer 2016

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Katie Holdefehr
Jun 30, 2016
teal bag by pool
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Whether you plan to spend all summer playing in the waves or sitting pretty poolside, you're going to want to take along some warm-weather gear. A nifty misting fan, a wet bag for your damp bathing suit, a portable marble (!) phone charger? You're going to need all of this.

Above: This handmade cotton and leather bag is reversible: Flip it to the teal side when you're lounging by the pool. Reversible Beach Tote Bag, $42, from Shop La Plage.

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Another tote so lovely you may need to get both. This sturdy double-strap market bag is handmade in Morocco from date palm leaves and leather. French Market Basket, $55, from Saint Signora.

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A cross between a classic Turkish towel and a big fluffy beach towel, this striped coral fouta has a flat-woven front and a terry cloth back that makes it super absorbent. Kassatex Bodrum Beach Towel, $42, from Horchow.

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There's no better way to transport beach snacks than in adorable bento boxes in happy colors. Deep Bento Box, $30, by Takenaka.

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The trendiest radio around, this slim on-the-go radio mixes white plastic and woven rattan. Lexon Radio, $90, from West Elm.

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After a dip in the waves, throw your wet swimsuit into this waterproof palm-patterned bag. Banana Palm Travel Bag, $25, Rilos and MiMi.

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Pear wood sunglasses with white paint-dipped tips are topping my summer wish list. Plus, who can resist sunglasses styled with citrus slices? Chloe Wood Sunglasses, $75, from Woodzee.

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A mini handheld fan that mists fresh water on your face and is USB-re-chargeable...this is totally going to save your summer. Handheld Mist Fan, $20, from Topist.

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And in case your fancy fan drains your phone battery, the world's prettiest portable phone charger that's also small enough to fit in your back pocket. Slim Portable Marble Phone Charger, $24, from Urban Outfitters.

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This summer staple gets a stylish makeover in a blend of cotton and linen. Cotton-Linen Baseball Cap, $25, from Madewell.

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Grab your sunscreen before you sit —once you plonk down in this comfy portable chair, you're not going to want to get up. MYSINGSO Beach Chair, $25, from IKEA.

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Unless you're feeding a crowd you don't need to bring a whole cooler case to the beach in order to skip the boardwalk concessions. Try a freezable picnic bag (or a lunch bag size if it's just you and a friend) that will keep your snacks and drinks cold, but crumple up at the end of the outing. Freezable Picnic Tote, $34.99 at Packit.

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