If the recent heat wave taught us anything, it’s that beach season has arrived. With a swimsuit that makes you look like you spent the past six months at the gym (even if the closest you got was watching Biggest Loser re-runs), a cover-up that could double as a night-out dress, and some SPF ready to battle the harshest of rays, you may think you’re ready—but for a truly chic trip to the ocean, you’ll need something better than that tattered towel and janky umbrella.
For the foundation of your sandy set-up, pick up one of Steven Alan’s massive beach blankets.
If you’re planning on doing some reading, settle into Pemba’s colorful mango wood chair.
Those who go to the beach expressly to spend the day lounging just need Opening Ceremony’s fold-able beach mat, which comes with a small pillow.