You can't hit the shore without the perfect swimsuit.
Seersucker Banded Underwire Tank, $110, JCrew.com
Though you should avoid overly precious sandals at the beach for obvious reasons, a flash of metallic by your feet always looks right.
Hampi Caged Closed Toe Sandals, $52, TopShop.com
Talk about a starry-eyed surprise.
Steff Mirror Frame, $179, WildFoxCouture.com
Hands down, the best non-greasy sun protection out there.
Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55, $9.49, Neutrogena.com
You'll look like a Nantucket native while laying out on this. Just don't forget to apply the aforementioned SPF before doing so, lest you wind up as red as—well, you know.
Hibiscus Lobster Towel, $29.99, Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy.com
Shield your noggin further with a cool Panama hat.
Panama Hat, $58, JCrew.com
Your beach bag should be two things: bright (to play off of those rays) and zippered (to keep out all that pesky sand, of course).
Two-Tone Canvas Tote, $49.95, Gap.com
A seaside classic looks even cooler in bright white.
Cutoff Shorts, $78, Blank Denim, ShopBop.com
Cutoffs not your thing? Try a super-soft chambray shirtdress instead. It's an ideal cover-up, whether you wear it unbuttoned (like a vest) or belted for lunch by the shore.
Norfolk Dress, $198, Rag-Bone.com
Bring your tunes to the beach! Just let this sync with your smartphone or iPad and you'll be tanning to the sweet sounds of the Gatsby soundtrack in no time.
Jambox, $179.99, Jawbone.com
Memorial Day's so close you can taste it, and you know what that means-it's almost beach season, baby! Unfortunately, a relaxing day spent seaside can quickly turn into a sunburned, sandy mess if you pack your beach bag improperly. Don't let that happen!
Click through the gallery to shop the 10 things you shouldn't leave home without this summer, from a a sweet pair of star-accented shades to the sweetest SPF lotion on the market.
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