Summer Beach Bag Essentials! June 14, 2018 15:22

Beach Bag Essentials

Summer is in full swing and that means it is time to head to the beach and lay out by the pool! From the beach bag itself, the shoes, sunnies and everything in between, we have ALL the suggestions for what you need in your beach bag! So, while you’ve got your toes in the sand and a novel in your hand, you’ll be all set with this list!

{Totes} Obsessed

First things first, let’s start with the tote! You’ll want to carry a bag that is not only really cute, but practical as well! To achieve both, we suggest adding our Sparkles in Santorini Tote to your beach day look! This tote is stylish, but roomie enough for all of your essentials. You’ll be covered from your sunnies to your poolside snacks! The Sparkles in Santorini Tote has a round handle and is made of a neutral woven fabric with super fun sparkles sprinkled throughout.

Just Add Sunnies

Since you’ll be soaking up the sun all day, we definitely recommend wearing sunnies! You’ll get just the right amount of glam and retro feel in our poolside sunnies in silver! This pair screams old hollywood and we could not be more obsessed. These shades are so adorable with their stylish winged rims and are perfect to wear while you’re reading your fave novel or fashion magazine. Plus, you can feel amazing know they’ll pair well with any swim suit or outfit you decide to don.

Our Drink of Choice

Hydration is KEY for surviving those long beach days! We love sipping on La Croix most days, but especially when we’re at the beach.  With a ton of flavors to choose from, this is a low calorie way to stay totally refreshed.Did we mention that this fizzy fave has zero calories, sugar or sodium?!   Pro Tip: easily combine with your favorite clear liquor for a low calorie cocktail. Spritzer, anyone?! Add a printed straw for a fun touch that will make all of your photos instagram worthy and help your liquid lipstick to last!

Skincare and Makeup

We all know that getting a tan and staying sunkissed is the best thing ever! But, we recommend having some SPF handy in your bag at all times as protection from the sun’s rays! Afterall, we don’t want your beautiful skin to be harmed in pursuit of a tan! The sunscreen we keep reaching for this Summer is Aveeno! It works well under makeup, has skin loving ingredients, and is easy to throw in your bag and reapply throughout the day. In addition to a reliable SPF, we suggest using a lip balm like ESOS organic to keep your lips hydrated during those sunny beach days! These products are more natural than others, so you can feel good using them on your skin.  

If you really want to step up your beach look, we suggest using our fave liquid lipstick by Anastasia Beverly Hills! This liquid lipstick is sure to stay put all day, so you won’t have to worry about touch-ups between sipping mai tais and surfing the waves. We are obsessed with the color Soft Lilac for a bright, but ultra-wearable pinky-purple. It has quickly become our models’ fave and we know it will become yours too!


Sunny Day Sandals

Complete your sunny day look with the perfect slides! The Malibu sandals will be your go-to slides this summer. They are super vibrant and add just the perfect punch of pink to any look They are so easy to slide on as you head out the door to go lay out in the sun or to pop into a beach bag! Not to mention, they have a soft and squishy sole which provides ultimate comfort! We also love this pair because they transition seamlessly from the beach to a night out on the town

Overlay Obsessed

OMG! We can’t say enough about this darling overlay! This festive number features a lovely colorful embroidered detailing across the back. We are simply swooning over how it looks paired over the black bikini top we just can’t stop raving about.This fabulous tunic has a lightweight feel and relaxed fit. Wear this overlay over your suit as you walk to and from the beach! It also makes for the perfect statement piece over summery dresses or cool cutoffs. It’s seriously so cute, you won’t want to take it off!

Leave a Message

SPF isn’t the only way we like to stay safe out in the sun! Add a bit of sass to your seaside wardrobe with a fun beach hat.  The leave a message hat is the hat to wear when you’re out of office! This straw hat’s message is made up of black sequins for that little hint of glam. The top has a black ribbon and a wide brim, perfect for blocking out rays! This darling hat is ideal  for a day out under the sun and will complement any swimsuit you style it with.


Make Memories

In this era of technology it can seem unthinkable to go anywhere without your phone. We completely understand where you’re coming from, babe! I mean, did you even go on vacation if you didn’t hashtag your way through the day?! For an easy way to be present and have fun, leave the phone at home for the day and make some memories the old fashion way! We promise that shaking a polaroid picture is still just as much fun as it sounds!  Ours camera of choice is the Fuji Film Instax Camera! Once you snap a photo, give the picture a quick shake and you’ll instantly have a printed photo that will be sure to become a keepsake. No hashtags needed. We especially love the the instax because it comes in a variety of colors and is small enough to fit in your beach bag without hassle. Pro tip: load the camera with film before you head out to the beach!



We hope your beach and pool days are filled with fun! Show us your vacay looks with the hashtag, #shopimpressions and tag us on social media @shopimpressions!


Shop Impressions Team!