A Bag for Every Beach
A beach bag is a summer necessity, especially when you have kids and there are extra sunblock bottles, hats, books, and towels that need to make their way to the sand. Below, a roundup of eight of our favorite beaches, and the bags that best suit each one—plus, the swimwear and accessories to match.
The bright tie-dye on this reversible suit reads fun and youthful, but the one-piece shape keeps it from looking too Spring Break. Nude sandals transition well from the beach to casual dinners at Flora Farms.
LES COQUINES Kaila
One-Piece Swimsuit goop, $192
- LINDROTH DESIGN Lyford Lindroth Design, $195
Benedict Sunglasses goop, $425
Dew Skin Tinted
Moisturizer SPF 20 goop, $45
- ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS Amaryllis Stones goop, $265
All the activity on the islands takes place outside, which means sun coverage is a must. This straw hat is practical and cute for a day at the beach, while the long-sleeve swim top doubles as chic water-sports gear.
- ARTESANO Playa 3′ Crushable goop, $200
JUICE BEAUTY Sport
Sunscreen SPF 30 goop, $16
- L SPACE Sandy Classic Bottom goop, $68
NANNACAY Joana Bicolor
Tote with Pompoms goop, $271
LINDA FARROW Gold-Tinted
Cat-Eye Sunglasses Matches Fashion, $745
- MARYSIA Swamis Rashguard goop, $244
Southern style is unapologetically feminine and preppy—in other words, this bright, pom-pom-adorned bag perfectly fits the Kiawah bill. A simple black swimsuit balances things out.
- PRISM Venice Beach Top goop, $155
- PRISM Formentera Bottom goop, $110
SOPHIE ANDERSON Jonas
Crocheted Cotton Tote Net-a-Porter, $470
- J.CREW Betty Sunglasses J.Crew, $128
Umbra Sheer Physical
Defense SPF 30 goop, $38
- PRISM Palvan Sandals goop, $300
The San Juans are an active place, so a comfortable suit that works for kayaking and paddleboarding is indispensable. Rope sandals and round, ‘60s sunglasses complete the look.
Scoop-Neck Bikini Top Matches Fashion, $137
- MIKOH Miyako Bikini Briefs Matches Fashion, $107
- KAYU Canyon Tote Bag Revolve Clothing, $126
GENTLE MONSTER By Her
Sunglasses goop, $280
BEAUTYCOUNTER All Over
Broad Spectrum SPF 30 goop, $32
Cord Sandals Mango, $60
Okay, so it’s not technically a beach, but odds are, if you’re in Palm Springs the bulk of your time will be spent by or in a pool. Take advantage of the easy-to-navigate pool deck with tall platform sandals.
Argentina goop, $228
- VIX Ibiza Bag goop, $188
- PRISM Milan Sunglasses goop, $408
Matte Face Tint SPF 30 goop, $36
PALOMA BARCELÓ Dayane
Wedge Sandals goop, $598
Europe in the summer is a great place to take some risks with oversized, geometric sunnies and a white suit. The stripes on the bag add a pop of color (not to mention that they’re subtly reminiscent of the Italian flag and those iconic beach umbrellas).
Martinique Top goop, $105
Martinique Bottom goop, $105
- CLARE V. X LE CATCH Kenya Clare V., $295
HAT ATTACK Thick Raffia
Braid Fringed Hat Hat Attack, $95
Moisterizer SPF 17 goop, $58
CÉLINE SUNGLASSES Shadow
Flat-Top Sunglasses Matches Fashion, $305
Like the Rockaways, this beach outfit feels cool but also totally unfussed over. Fittingly, the plunging neckline on L Space’s athletic bikini top is not-trying-too-hard sexy.
- L SPACE Farrah Top goop, $88
- L SPACE Emma Bottom goop, $84
- JAMES PERSE Small Canvas Tote goop, $250
HAT ATTACK Raffia Braided
Pom Pom Hat goop, $105
Sunscreen SPF 30 goop, $32
OLIVER PEOPLES Sheldrake
Sunglasses goop, $405
Some looks are all about juxtaposition: The round curves and pom poms of a straw bag offer a welcome contrast to the geometry of a racerback suit (which is still plenty colorful for St. Barts). Best to keep the accessories neutral, with subtle sunglasses and go-with-everything espadrilles.