Heat the Beach: Must-Haves for a Day on the Sand

No summer vacay is complete without a trip to the beach. We’ve rounded up everything you’ll need for a day on the sand. Trends like circular bags, cat-eye sunnies and frayed-brim hats—all of which can be found at L.A. boutiques—are so hot you’ll need a dip in the ocean to cool off.

Tropical prints and bold florals are all the rage this summer, and & Other Stories—which has design ateliers in Los Angeles, Paris and Stockholm— nails the look with suits like this one-piece with underwire cups. 370 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, 424.359.3218; The Americana at Brand, 867 Americana Way, Space D-05, Glendale, 818.539.2393 (also in South Coast Plaza), stories.com





The name says it all. Get the fresh, wide-frayed-brim “Re-Alpargatas” raffia hat by Lola Hats—along with a wide range of other beach accessories, resortwear and swimsuits—at several L.A. County outposts. The Village at Topanga, 6320 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, 818.914.2448; additional locations at everythingbutwater.com





Through July 17, this accessories brand known for its cute, recyclable PVC sandals is popping up in Venice. Check out styles from the new 2018 collections and collaborations, like these on-trend, water-friendly Melissa + Jason Wu espadrilles. 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, shopmelissa.com



Looking for the season’s hottest cat-eyes or flat-topped aviators? Celeb-beloved Sama Eyewear sunnies always make a statement. Destination: Sama, 9530 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, 310.271.1734; Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1867, L.A., 424.335.0502, samaeyewearshop.com


This indie lifestyle boutique has all you need to look au courant on the coast, including must-have circular straw bags from stylish SoCal swimwear brand L*Space. 2727 Main St., Santa Monica, 310.399.6106; Trancas Country Market, 30745 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310.399.6105, hiptique.com




Sun protection is a must at the beach. Cult-favorite beauty brand Glossier can help with its lightweight, water gel Invisible Shield. Stop by its new picture-perfect, millennial-pink L.A. showroom—the brand’s only permanent location outside NYC. 8407 Melrose Place, L.A., glossier.com


Santa Monica Beach photo by Ethan Robertson/Unsplash. All other courtesy photos.


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