Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time for you to escape reality for a few days and kick back and relax with your friends and family for a three-day weekend. Many of you are probably headed to the beach for some sea, sand, and sun, which naturally means you will need a chic yet sturdy tote to carry all of your essentials.
Aside from a selection of wispy cover-ups, denim shorts, and sporty slides, you’ll want to make sure your beach tote is fully stocked. Oversize sunglasses, a fun bikini, and bottle of sunscreen are not the only things you will need. So, in an effort to help you pack perfectly and not miss a thing on your list, we've rounded up every single item you need to put in your tote, such as a protective phone case to ensure you don’t ruin your phone, a floppy hat to guard your face from the harsh UV rays, and a beach wave spray to give you the appearance of mermaid-like hair, because who wouldn’t want that? Ahead, the 14 pieces you need in your tote for Memorial Day weekend and every other beach weekend this summer.
1. Mar y Sol Tote
It all begins with a sturdy tote, so make sure you choose one that is durable enough to hold all of your essentials. The fact that it is super cute? Bonus.
2. Supergoop! Shine-On Lip Screen
There is nothing quiet as painful as sunburned lips. This shine-on lip screen protects your lips with a touch of SPF 50 while also hydrating and highlighting.
3. DODO BAR OR Cover-Up
Pack a cover-up that can double as a dress. This long embellished piece is perfect to layer over a swimsuit, but it also works for a night out at a local beachside bar when paired with a strappy sandal and colorful clutch.
4. HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY Beach Towel
Whether you’re lying out to sunbathe with friends or drying off after a quick swim, a towel is a more than neccessary. The colorful stripes on this one make it festive and preppy.
5. Fekkai Beach Waves Spray
When on the beach, your hair can often become a windblown mess. For a perfectly imperfect look, spray this formula all over and embrace those beachy waves.
6. Otterbox phone case
One of the worst things that can happen during a weekend on the beach is ruining your phone. Throw a case in your tote that is super durable and keeps out dirt and sand.
7. M Missoni Pouch
Store your phone, wallet, and special jewelry inside a fun pouch to keep them safe.
8. Colorescience Mineral Sunscreen Brush
A mineral powder that also contains SPF will help you cover up any redness or unwanted blemishes, but still protect your skin from the sun.
9. SOLID AND STRIPED Bikini
What would a beach trip be without a bikini? We love the neon in this striped style.
10. Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Protect your eyes in style with a great pair of sunnies. Not only does this pair give you the protection you need, but it is a classic style we love.
11. Moroccanoil After Sun Milk
After a weekend in the sun, keep your tan going with this after sun milk. It nourishes your skin, while a cooling aloe and argan oil work to rehydrate.
12. Shiseido Sun Protection Lotion
This isn’t any ordinary sunscreen. With WetForce technology, this formula actually works better when exposed to water or sweat.
13. Forever 21 Hat
A wide-brim sun hat is the perfect accessory to keep your face protected. The floppy shape makes it super easy to pack.
14. Everlane Slides
From a day on the beach to a night of dancing, these all black slides are perfect for any occasion.