Not sure what to take to the beach this year? I’ve helped you out with my beach bag essentials.
Everyone and their mother’s are packing up and jetting away to warmer climates and with holiday season upon us it can be a real headache knowing what to take. I like to avoid the stress (and paying for extra luggage) and take as little as possible. This year I’m off to Ibiza and I have managed to whittle my carry on down to a few outfits and two pairs of shoes so that leaves plenty of room to squeeze in my beach bag along with those all important beach essentials. I’ve teamed up with the lovely lot at Ann’s Cottage to bring you the best picks from their summer range and get you holiday ready.A beach bag isn’t complete with a gorgeous bikini right? I’m loving cobalt blue this summer so instantly gravitated towards this Animal set, I always opt for a bandeau style to avoid those pesky tan lines, it’s also super flattering on all figures.Obviously you need a bag to keep everything in on long days on the beach, I usually go for anything canvas or waterproof, we all know that sand gets everywhere! so something that is easily washable is perfect. I adore the colours on this Billabong one, along with the rope handle! It’s also mahoosive so you can cram loads in (don’t forget the snacks).
Protect those eyes ladies!! Sunglasses might look cool but we also need them to block out those UV rays. I take my Ray Ban’s everywhere with me, I’ve had my prescription put in the lenses too so I can actually see… (all those surfers)!
A sun hat is a must, you don’t realise how much the heat can effect you, be it a headache, sunstroke, dizziness, a hat can really help to combat these holiday nightmares and everyone looks good in a hat so there’s no excuse! I love this Roxy boater straw one, I may have to treat myself, nothing like a pre holiday treat.
This is a given, I’m 99.9% sure that everyone take flips flops on holiday, if you don’t, why?? So easy to chuck on, pop in your beach bag, wear to the pool, I’m sure I don’t need to explain why you need flip flops in your beach bag, do I? Grab some Havaianas for extreme comfort.
Finally, I had to give this a little mention, how beaut is this Billabong beach blanket? Perfect if you can’t get a sun bed and quite frankly much prettier than a sun bed, Rolls up small enough to pop in your bag too so you can move wherever the sun goes, bonus!
So those are my top 6 items to pop in your beach bag this summer, what are your beach bag essentials? Don’t forget the suncream!!!