Alright friends! It’s officially summer, which means pools are open and it’s time to hit the beach. Whether you’re aiming to spend the day poolside or frolic on the beach, there are certain items you’ll need. Here are 8 swim essentials you’ll need this summer.
Summer Swim Essentials
We’ll start with the most important item in your swim essentials kit and that’s sunscreen. If you’re going to spend the day outside, you absolutely need sun protection.
Personally, I like to choose mineral sunscreens rather than chemical ones, but that’s up to you. Another thing I’ve recently become a huge fan of is powder sunscreen. I don’t think it’s as effective as lotion, but I definitely like to have it in my bag to refresh throughout the day.
And finally, did you know that certain hair products have UV protection? If you color or bleach your hair at all, that’ll help preserve it. So, a leave in conditioner with UV protection is a good idea.
When looking for the perfect swimwear, think about your own body type and the coverage you’re interested in. And remember, you can look just as sexy in a one-piece!
Here are some suits you can get for less than $100 on Amazon.
Sure, you can head to the pool with shorts and a t-shirt thrown over your swimsuit, but why not just invest in a cute cover up?
For one thing, it’s way easier, especially after a day spent in the sun and water (have you ever tried putting jean shorts on over a wet swimsuit?!)
But also, cover ups can be really cute and can double as a day-time dress when out and about.
Sunglasses are swim essentials, yes, but they’re also a summer essential. And, at least for me, a spring, winter, and fall essential. Basically, the way some girls feel about shoes, I feel about sunglasses.
But even if you don’t, you’ll want to protect your eyes when out in the sun all day.
5. Beach Bag
Again, this one is perfect for a day at the beach or at the pool. Beach bags are typically larger than regular purses, but they also tend to be water-proof. In addition, you can get a beach bag with a built-in cooler so you can bring along your snacks without worrying that they’ll melt all over the place.
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6. Hydration Station
Here’s another item that’s essential for any outdoor activity in the summer. Staying hydrated is so important, so make sure to grab a large water bottle to bring with you poolside.
7. Sun Hat
This is one of my swim essentials that’s equal parts for style and health. Even if you have sunglasses and sunscreen, having a hat will give you extra sun protection. And, yeah, it’s a cute look!
8. Beach Towel
When I go to the pool, I typically bring a book and a snack and lay out in the sun. Other than a quick toe dip, I tend to stay relatively dry. Still, I always bring a beach towel to lay out on. Definitely something that’s essential to add to your bag.