straw beach bags

Hit the beach with one of our recommended summer reads and tote along a few of our top picks for stylish and sustainable essentials — a poncho that’ll let you change on the beach, a cup that’ll stay frozen ’til sundown, and a green tea facial spritz that’ll keep your skin calm and refreshed. Let’s start with bag options…

LSpace Summer Days Backpack | We’ve featured some version of a straw and leather tote bag every summer here on TCM, because they’re timelessly beautiful. This backpack version can be carried any number of ways and pairs with any beach look — elevated or casual.

The Beach People Picnic Basket | Picnic basket that doubles as table? Carry this handled picnic basket down to the shoreline and let it serve as a table for your beach set up all day.

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hair pin best picksDay Rate Beauty Power Pin | Scrunchies get sandy and hairbands can get tangled in wet hair. Tote along one of day rate beauty’s nylon coated Power Pins to sweep hair up without a fuss. The pins come in a wide range of hair color-matching tones and sizes.

Paradigm Soli Sun in Tortoise | The ISCC-certified recycled acetate collection features Eastman Acetate Renew, made with 40% recycled plastic and 60% biobased content from renewable resources. Sunglasses include Eastman Tritan Renew sun lenses, made of 50% recycled plastic and 50% virgin tritan material.
beach beauty picksKosas DreamBeam SPF 40 | You’ve heard us rave about peptides in skincare before, so it is not surprising that we love this clean, silicone-free formula from Kosas. Not only does this mineral sunscreen protect with zinc and hydrate with hyaluronic acid, but the sunscreen’s peptides and ceramides visibly plump skin and leave it feeling super soft!

Supergoop! Lipshade SPF 30 Hydrating Lipstick | Supergoop’s sheer, hydrating lipstick is the only thing you need to wear beyond sunscreen at the beach. After all, lips need sun protection too — more than you may realize.

changing poncho

Cleobella Cortez Palm Hat | Handmade by artisans in Mexico, this new line of raffia hats from Cleobella comes in classic shapes that’ll never go out of style — and keep sun damage at bay.

Slowtide Changing Poncho | Change right on the beach! Whether you need to get out of a wetsuit after surfing or change out of wet swimwear before hopping in the car, this poncho will simplify every beach excursion immensely. Great for families with children too.

green tea spritz

Organic Cotton Bandana  too much sun on your neck and shoulders? Tie on a bandana for extra sun protection without overheating. We love keeping on of these organic bandanas from Madewell in tow at all times!

Herbivore Green Tea toner | If your skin gets oily, congested or irritated in the sun, keep a bottle of this mist in your cooler and refresh skin from time to time. Just remember to apply your SPF again once you’re through!

beach towels
Funboy Tropical Towel | Funboy makes some of the most ridiculously fun pool floaties around. Turns out, all their beach accessories are pretty great! We’re loving this iconic tropical print for long days lounging with a good read.

Slowtide Beach Towel | The Slowtide brand is a great discovery for the stylishly sustainable beach-goer. These Turkish towels are light weight, dry fast and are 100% sustainable. This style is part of their collab with Deus ex Machina.

water bottles we loveFRANK GREEN CERAMIC-LINED WATER BOTTLE | This ceramic-lined bottle is triple vacuum-sealed to keep drinks incredibly cold (or hot). The Frank Green brand is committed to reducing single use items and their bottles come in a huge range of sizes!

CORKCICLE. COLD CUP INSULATED TUMBLER | Corkcicle makes a whole universe of tumblers, cold cups, mugs, barware and other travel items focused on keeping things cold. Triple-insulated, car-friendly and comes with a ceramic lined straw.

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