When the sun’s shining and there isn’t a commitment in sight, it’s always a fine idea to grab a few basics and head toward the water. Even just a few hours by the sea can reboot your whole
psyche. Another thing that never hurts to reboot? Your beach essentials. Here are some of the new coastal style suggestions we’re feeling lately:


Baggu Stripe Towel

Investing in a nice towel every few summers is a little luxury that makes your beach experience better. Baggu’s reversible jacquard weave striped towel is simple, extra soft and a generous size so you can use it as a towel as well as a beach blanket.


Old Navy Getaway Shirt

It is totally possible to make Hawaiian shirts cool—as long as you follow a few key rules. Number one, keep the colors subtle. Number two, gravitate toward more abstract and painterly prints. Number three, go with fits that range from semi-fitted to regular, not boxy. This soft washed Getaway Shirt from Old Navy is a winner.


Byrd Hair Texturizing Spray

This texturizing surf spray by Byrd Hair should be a beach bag essential and is completely foolproof to use. Just a few spritzes on wet hair gives off a perfectly undone look that you can utilize even when you’re miles away from any type of ocean. Bonus points for the subtle but perfect pineapple and coconut scent that smells like vacation.


The Critical Slide Society Mushpit Boardshorts

Australian surf company The Critical Slide Society really nails it when it comes to combining the surf lifestyle aesthetic with high fashion. These micro floral print board shorts work wonderfully both on and off the beach.


Threads 4 Thought Brandon Beach Shirt

Threads 4 Thought is known for their apparel consisting of only 100% organic textiles. This batik stripe Brandon Beach Shirt is from their new summer collection and is the ultimate wardrobe staple to wear while embarking on oceanside adventures. Layer under a light jacket and pair with cuffed denim once the sun goes down and you’ve washed the sand off for the day.


Apolis Tote Market Bag

If you’re planning an outing to the beach, big or small, you’re going to need some type of vessel to carry all your stuff in. Apolis offers a variety of different shapes and sizes in their simple, rustic yet cool tote bag collection. Their Tote Market Bag style is a top seller that you can have custom printed with the city of your choice to show your pride.


Captain Fin Pocketeer Boardshort

Designed to be worn in the water as well as on land, the Pocketeer Boardshort by Captain Fin is a timeless swim option. Not only does it boast an understated and clean design, it also features a quick dry material so you can leap out of the water and hit the streets without feeling soaking wet for hours.


Jetty Trader Black Tee

Designed and manufactured on the New Jersey shore, this extra soft cotton/poly blend crewneck tee by Jetty is a great beach basic that’s anything but basic. It’s nautically inspired and printed with eco-friendly water based inks to ensure the colors won’t get crackly and fade away after just a few washes.


Toms Archie Amber Tortoise Sunglasses

Any beach look calls for a great pair of sunglasses. The Archie Amber Tortoise Shades from Toms is a timelessly cool style that’s flattering on just about every skin tone and face shape. Not only do they have 100% UVA/UVB protection, they’re also charitable. With every pair purchased, Toms will help give sight to someone in need with their One for One™ program.


Hari Mari ‘Fields’ Flip Flop

No coastal look is complete without an A+ pair of flip flops that are easy to slide on and look semi-sophisticated and not too plastic-y. Hari Mari’s ‘Fields’ Flip Flop is not only aesthetically pleasing and uncomplicated, but they’re also extremely comfortable due to the memory foam footbed.

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Unzip your coat and have some mulled wine on the house—you’ve arrived at your final gifting destination: The Holiday Gift Guide. It’s like your friendly neighborhood one-stop holiday shop, except instead of balsa wood ornaments, ours is packed with thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. Future heirlooms, small-but-significant stocking stuffers, and gear for getting out there (or staying in)—are all right here. There’s no music playing in the background though, so you’ll just have to hum Bing Crosby while you click around instead.

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