Bag is from Zara
Whether you’re spending your long summer days laying out by the pool or on the beach, there are always certain essentials that you’ll need to bring with you to make sure you have the best summer ever!
Sunscreen – Sunscreen is an absolute must! When I was younger, my main goal when laying by the pool or on the beach was to get tan, so many times I went without sunscreen. Now even without sunscreen tanning is pointless on my Irish skin. I’ve accepted it and now try to be very religious about sunscreen when I’m out in the sun. My favorite sunscreens are the Coola Sport Sunscreen SPF 50 and this Supergoop Face Sunscreen.
Reading Material – You gotta have something to keep you occupied for the hours you’ll spend outside. Some of the books I’ve been reading lately are Next Level Basic, How to Be an Overnight Success and Mrs. Kennedy and Me.
Headphones – I usually switch between reading and listening to music or a podcast when laying out. I can’t do the same thing for too long or all I’ll think about is how hot it is outside, so I have to move between things. I really don’t go anywhere without my headphones, just in case! (Check out this post on my favorite podcasts!)
Face Mist – When it’s so hot outside, having a nice face mist on hand is a life saver! This Herbivore Rose & Coconut Mist is currently on sale and super refreshing.
Waterproof Pouch – Needed to keep your valuables safe. This Truffle Clarity Pouch is TSA approved so you can take it anywhere. I’m just picked one up for myself because I’ve heard the quality is amazing.
Portable Phone Charger – You don’t want to be left with a dead phone, do you? I always bring a charger with me if I go somewhere that doesn’t have plugs (aka the beach or the pool) and it’s been a lifesaver many, many times!
Sunglasses – Self-explanatory 🙂
Beach Wave Hairspray – I love to have my Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray with me when I go to the beach to enhance my beach waves. It works really well to give you that fresh out of the ocean hair style so I consider it to be a summer essential.
What summer essentials do you guys throw in your summer bags? Let me know in the comments!