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Upgrade Your Summer Style With These 5 Essentials

The heat is on! Summer is indeed back with a vengeance, and there’s nothing better to do than head to the beach to cool off. Get your summer travel essentials ready with these stylish must-haves:


1. Swimsuit

Gone are the days when only girls with perfect 10 bodies dare to wear a swimsuit at the beach. With a strong body positivity movement taking over the world, it’s but time to let your sexy goddess self shine! Whether you’re a one-piece lover or a bikini confident gal, these pieces are on trend for hot summer days ahead.



Stella McCartnery Wrap-effect snake-print swimsuit


READ MORE: #MetroStyleWatch: Swimsuit Trends We Can’t Wait To Wear This Summer


2. Cover up

A cover up is a must when you’re done sunning yourself or getting ready for sunset lounging. You can opt for a short, sexy piece or a long, elegant caftan. Whichever you choose, pick a style that flatters your body and shows off your personality.


H&M Kaftan


READ MORE: Say Goodbye To Swimsuit Woes With A Chic Cover-Up


3. Footwear

While it’s joy to feel the soft, powdery sand between your toes, you need to protect your soles once you go off the beach and get on land. Cute and comfy flip-flops are the usual go-tos, but why not pick a pair of sexy sandals made of earthy materials such as natural fibers and leather? While they may not be waterproof, they’re great for a stylish romp or a sunset session.




Aquazzura Almost Bare Mandarine Crocodile Sandals


4. Tote bag

Sunscreen, cover up, beach towel, are some of your beach essentials—but where to put them? A roomy tote is your best bet, especially if you can’t part ways with your smartphone and a good read. A woven style is a versatile choice, but a plastic, see-through kind can be a waterproof alternative.


Dragon Diffusion Nantucket woven-leather basket bag


5. Eyewear

All dressed and ready to hit the beach? Not without a pair of shades to keep your eyes protected from the blazing summer sun. Choose a pair that’s versatile enough to take you from the city to the beach, like this pair from Lacoste. Its stylish design amps up your cool factor, even while you have fun under the sun.



Lacoste Sunglasses


Lacoste eyewear available in all Ideal Vision Center stores nationwide.