How to Pack the Perfect Beach Bag

If you live in Southern California (as I do) you are considered completely ridiculous if you don’t make at least one trip to the beach during the hot summer months. I mean, why wouldn’t you? It’s so close by. Whether you are a Venice beach girl, a Santa Monica babe, or a Malibu barbie you are going to need a perfectly packed beach bag.

As a girl who spends all of her time on the sand and none of her time in the water, I’d like to think that I’ve perfected the art of packing the perfect beach bag.

I start with the most vital element, the chic beach bag. I have a great yellow bag that I plan on breaking out this summer but I am also swooning over the crazy straw tote that is pictured below. The secret is to find a colorful bag that goes with more than one of your swimsuits.

Second more important piece is the towel. This is the part that always used to get me. I never had a decent beach towel! I was always bringing some sorry looking towel from my bathroom. Not cute. So why not have fun with a floral or striped towel, right?

Dr. μ, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Evian, Smallflower

So let’s say the bag is the cake and towel is the icing, then you definitely need sprinkles! My sprinkles are a dope pair of sunglasses, chapstick (dry lips are never cute), SPF (mega important for warding off wrinkles and sun spots), and a hydrating mist to keep cool because who needs salty ocean water when you have a purified mist?

Finally the item I can’t live without … READING MATERIAL!! I always pack at least 2 European fashion magazines and a book. If I am going to soak up the sun and smell the salty summer air, then I definitely need some fashion to keep a level head.

So that is how I pack my perfect beach bag. How about you? Submit your beauty routine and to enter the Style Your Spring sweepstakes at Good luck!

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3 thoughts on “How to Pack the Perfect Beach Bag”

  1. Why would you not go into the water…? Sea water cleanses your aura, your chakras, and draws toxic out of your skin. It’s rich in minerals that will pamper your skin… I love swimming in the ocean.. it makes my skin dewy and soft…  please give the sea a chance to refresh you next time.. 🙂

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