Summer Must-Haves for the Chic Beachgoer: The Ultimate Guide

Now that it’s June, we are FINALLY approaching the official start of summer. Lucky for you, APD World is here to make sure you have everything you need. From beach towels to beach-wear, we've meticulously curated a collection of all the essentials every it-girl should have in her beach tote this summer (don’t worry, we found the tote too 😉). Now let's cut to the chase.

Summer Sun Protection So You Can Have Summer Fun

We all know the importance of protecting our skin, but it’s easy to forget about our lips. This all-natural SPF Lip Balm by Eminence is one of Amy's favorites! It goes on so smooth, and it's not only hydrating, organic, the perfect width, and cruelty-free; it's also so cute! Its sleek design makes for the perfect beach accessory. Yes, please!
SPF Lip Balm in sleek brown wood packaging 

The chicest sunscreen is undoubtedly the Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen (just look at that metallic font 😍). If it’s Gwyneth approved, then it’s obvi the #1 choice!

Image of Supergoop sunscreen, white bottle with yellow cap

Elevate your beach days with these bold Marc Jacobs Sunglasses. They not only protect your eyes from the harsh rays of the sun, they also show everyone that you’re (obviously) THE it-girl of every beach or poolside.

Model standing against white backdrop in white oversized Marc Jacobs sunglasses 

This 100% aluminum SIGG x YSL Water Bottle will keep you cool - aesthetically and physically. Stanley who? As if! This is the TAG Heuer of water bottles. Just be careful that one of your family members doesn't try to steal it out of the cupboard.

Summer Beach Hair, Might Care

Keep your hair out of your face and away from the sand with one of Emi Jay’s adorable claw clips (how fun & summery is this strawberry one?!). Or, if you’re less about practicality and more about accessorizing, take a look at their wide selection of mini clips and barrettes! Emi Jay is committed to using materials and packaging that are recyclable, re-usable, compostable, or biodegradable so you can feel good about your purchase. Bonus - some of their items are even made domestically in LA and you know APD loves that!

Ya know what else is made domestically? APD's No Waste Scrunchies! They're made right in our Pawtucket, RI Studio. Made from all leftover materials and headstock fabric, they'll hold their shape and your hair perfectly.

Keep your hair fresh and stylish while at the beach with this Sun Bum Texturizing Spray (it smells so good, too). Now you can "go under!" Sun Bum is such a cute and down-to-earth company! Here's a quote from their website: We care about the planet. We care about the animals. We care about our families. So, we continue to look for ways to make our products without stuff that could hurt any of them.

SUnBum Texturizing hairspray

To Carry Everything But the Sand

The Wellington Cabana Tote from STATE! 😍 We are obsessed with its unique wide strap design. This best-selling bag is chic on and off the beach, plus it’s water-resistant and super spacious! The company is family owned by the cutest husband and wife duo, Jacq and Scot. Plus, for every bag purchased, STATE supports American children and families in need... in the ways they need it beach back with thick nude straps

These Amy Page DeBlasio Incidental Bags are lightweight, water-resistant, come in a wide variety of prints, and are perfect to throw in your beach bag! They make it easy to be organized. Carry your sunscreen, hair accessories, and other essentials in this stylish and versatile bag - you'll always know where to find them in your beach bag. Plus, they're from our favorite company 😉, and since they're unisex, they make for the perfect Father’s Day gift!Lightweight beach toiletries bags in multiple colors and patterns on white backdrop 

How innovative is this! If you want to keep things carried to a minimum, this SunnyLife Le Weekend Terry Towel 2-in-1 Tote Bag is perfect for you - a tote and a towel all in one! It's effortlessly chic, a classic print, 100% cotton, and will be an easy companion for your sun-soaked adventures this summer.

2-in-1 beach tote and beach towel

Is there anything worse than hauling all your beach-gear across the scorching sand on a hot summer day, trying desperately to not drop anything? Avoid the struggle and the risk of looking disheveled with this Business and Pleasure Folding Beach Cart from Mark & Graham. We are digging (pun intended) its vintage and classic design, and its wheels are made from recycled plastic and rubber! 

Into being matchy matchy? Check out this Stripe Foldable Beach Chair, also from Mark & Graham! This lightweight chair has backpack carrying straps, insulated zipper bag on the back, an adjustable pillow, cupholders, and it reclines. You can even monogram the pillow! I think we just found you your new go-to chair for the beach, a parade, or any summer day activity. 

Shore to Please Beach Activities 

If you’re all about being that mysterious girl who’s too busy reading to notice anything else, People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry is the perfect beach-read for you. It's a feel-good romance that is sure to make you laugh.

“Emily Henry is my newest automatic-buy author, and People We Meet on Vacation is the perfect getaway: a heartfelt, funny, tender escape that you wish could last forever.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author …

Want to stay active without going in the ocean? Here ya go! These Foam Beach Bats from Sunny Life can be used anywhere, from the beach, to your 4th of July BBQ, to you-name-it. We're loving the white and black vintage vibe, and they even come with a convenient carrying case!

Beach tennis game

What’s a beach day without music and cold drinks? This boombox beach cooler combo has got you covered. It'll keep your drinks icy and your music loud! Plus, you can put food in there too. Can you say "triple threat?"

Beach boombox and drink cooler combination

Make The Beach Your Runway

Want a bathing suit that stands out from the crowd? This eye-catching Amy Page DeBlasio swimsuit color-blocked in hot pink and money print will undoubtedly make you an instant it-girl! Plus, it can double as a bodysuit so you don't even have to change for dinner! Just throw on some cute bottoms like our Black Linen Ruffle Pants and you're good to go.

Hot pink color block bathing suit with money pattern

Pair your APD swimsuit with these adorably chic St. Agni sandals to really elevate your beach-day look. Who doesn't need a classic pair of strappy black sandals that'll transition straight from the pool to a night out?! They're a true summer staple that really embrace the carefree spirit of the brand's Australian roots.

This APD Vintage Wash Baseball Cap in classic blue and neon orange is the perfect vibrant summer staple to always have in your beach bag. It's 100% cotton, will protect your gorgeous skin from the hot rays, and is just flat out so darn cute. Check APD's other baseball caps too - guaranteed to match every beach look.

This super fashionable Baseline Butterfly Tennis Dress from InPhorm NYC is perfect for a walk on the beach! Bonus points: it protects you from the sun with a UPF rating of 30-50+. A must-have for every it-girl. You're going to love this brand. They have clothing for everyone in your family (especially all you pickleball, tennis, and golf devotees). InPhorm empowers their athletic consumers to make eco-forward choices that benefit the earth.

White and pink tennis dress with sun protection

Make a splash and elevate your beach look in our hot pink Silk Kimono Shawl! It makes for the chicest beach/pool cover-up, especially over your new APD swimsuit. It's so elegant and versatile - you can even dress it up and wear it for other non-beach related activities (all year round)! How cute would it look with a little black dress and some heels? Don't be scared of the silk! Chiffon is super lightweight, durable, and will travel so nicely with you anywhere you go. Check out the website for more APD kimonos.

 If you really wanna get fancy (like the icon you are), you can match the beach with this Julietta Mykonos Shell & Pearl necklace. It's definitely mermaid approved and the perfect statement piece to elevate your beach pics! We love a convenient magnetic closure. What we love the most? These pieces are all hand-crafted in Julietta's atelier in Brooklyn, NY.

Just to be Extra 

You don’t need to wear makeup at the beach, but you certainly can! Here are some makeup essentials for the perfect beachy no-makeup makeup look, including tinted SPF, dewey blush, and waterproof mascara.     Ilia SPF makeupSaie Blush

Why smell like seaweed when you can smell like summer? These Sol De Janeiro Summer Mists are perfect to spritz on after taking a dip in the ocean! They'll give you that beachy summer smell - minus the low-tide. They're great if you don't have time to shower in between the beach and your next stop.Sol de Janeiro perfume trios

Don’t feel like cooling off in the ocean? Stay fresh and hydrated all summer long with this Evian Mineral Water Facial Mist. Your beatiful sun-kissed skin deserves it.
Photo of evian water facial mist

If you really want to make a statement and stay cool, here's your chance. Take your beach experience to the next level with this adorable Serena and Lily striped umbrella decked out in stylish fringe. Perfect for photo-ops and sun protection. It'll match all your new vintage beach gear. It has a tilt function and matching carrying case too. What more could you ask for?Photo of blue and white striped beach umbrella

Speaking of photo ops - this reusable film camera from 35mm Co. will give your new pieces the justice they deserve and your IG pics that aesthetic vintage feel that’s so in right now. Plus, it's adorable!

Stay extra extra cool with this stylish Anthropologie Hand Fan! How fun and beachy is that print?! Bonus points if you can get someone to fan you. 💁🏻‍♀️

Now that you literally have everything you need to take over summer, it's sure to be your best one yet. Wishing you all the sun-kissed skin, dreamy sunsets, belly laughs, relaxed vibes, and fun new adventures. We hope you enjoyed this blog and found some chic summer essentials to get you through the hot months ahead. Thanks for reading and remember, blogs are posted the first Friday of every month.

Stay cool out there! 😉🕶️

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