Sunshine really is the best medicine, and we are ready to dive head first into summer! We have devised a list of some of the hottest pool and beach accessories that you’ll just melt over (literally). Whether you’re laying poolside or having a picnic at the beach, we want you to be both prepared and fashionable too (see our swimsuit picks here!). From floating pool bars and trending beach towels to waterproof necessities, this list of summer must haves anticipates your every need so you can focus on getting that Vitamin D. Keep reading to find the essentials hand-picked by our team and get ready to weather the season in style! 🏖️
1. Transportable Folding Chair
Photo via The Beach People
Wherever you’re going this summer, you’ll want to be comfortable. A lightweight but durable folding chair is a must-have at the beach or pool!
2. Statement shades
A classic tortoiseshell pattern flatters any skin tone. We’re especially loving the extended wayfarer trend this summer.
3. Paddle ball
Grab a friend and have some fun in the sun with a game of paddle ball—a summertime favorite! Plus, how cute are those paddles?
4. Boho beach towel
via The Beach People
Dry off in style after taking a quick dip. Beach towels can be functional and trendy, so reach for one of these boho-chic designs.
5. Sun parasol
If hats aren’t really your forte, find shade under one of these cute beach umbrellas. You can stick the handle in the sand so you don’t have to worry about cramping your hand while out on the beach.
6. Floating drink holders
Don’t face the cold air outside of the pool ever again! Add to your floaty collection and get one of these super handy, inflatable pool drink holders…or a few… so you can kick back and relax all day.
7. Fun Pool Floats
Glam up your pool and get it #instaready with some fun pool floats. From unicorns and flamingos to pizza and popsicles, Target has got you covered! Also, check out Amazon for some more fun affordable options.
8. Waterproof portable speaker
Accidents happen, whether it’s your friends, kids, or rambunctious strangers. Get ahead of the trouble and get a speaker that can endure as much as being dunked under water. The party never has to stop!
9. Straw bag
via Olivia Rink
Did someone say straw season? We are loving these rustic beach bags that don’t trap sand in your bag, so no need to worry about taking half the beach home with you!
Nothing is worse than waking up raw and red after a day of laying out on the beach. Protect that glowing summer complexion with a reliable sunscreen that will shield you in and out of the water.
11. Shapeshift midi cover-up
Having the cutest cover-up for a pool day is just as important as having the cutest suit. We can’t get over how graceful these sheer, white duster cover-ups are, and you can even lounge around the house in them…need we say more?
12. Floppy oversized hat
Embrace the shade with an oversized sun hat. They make the perfect accessory for any summer outfit and you can’t ever go wrong with the classic straw look.
13. Portable drink cooler
There’s nothing worse than a lukewarm beverage on a hot day in the sun. Whatever your drink of choice may be, keep it cold with an easy-to-carry cooler (or screw carrying, get one with wheels!).
14. Waterproof phone case
Never have to put your phone in rice again! Invest in a case that will keep your phone out of harm’s way this summer. You can never be too safe!