4. BEACH BAGS
You can’t go wrong with a great beach bag. I was given one years ago by a friend and have used it every time I’ve been to the pool or beach ever since. Things to look for in a great bag include a small, secure inner pocket for things like keys and phone, easy to clean and waterproof/quick dry fabric, lighter colours (as black attracts heat).
Country Road beach tote, $149, Morgan and Finch tote from Bed Bath N Table, $19.95, Cotton On holiday tote, $19.95, Country Road stripe beach bag, $129, Trenery Cornelia canvas tote, $149
For travel I love nothing more than a beautiful Turkish towel. They are light and don’t take up much room, dry quickly and are a chic alternative to a brightly coloured traditional beach towel. If I’m hitting the water locally I love the indulgence of a plush, bright Country Road towel (although they’re not overly practical for travelling).
Country Road ‘Farrow’ beach towel, $64.95, Gorman ‘Aquarium’ beach towel, $89, Country Road ‘Tjord’ beach towel, $64.95, Adairs Turkish Peshtemal towel, $29.95, Cotton On pineapple towel, $24.95
In my opinion a great pair of sunglasses is most definitely worth the investment, eliminating glare, preventing squinting and preserving vision. Many sunglasses designers are now producing polarized lenses, so make sure to do your research when purchasing. Whilst it may be tempting to buy a cheap pair online or in a fashion store you really don’t know what you’re getting, and in most cases the lenses won’t provide sufficient sun protection. Sunglass Hut have an amazing range of on-trend, high grade sunglasses, whilst more sport-based retailers such as Nike, Adidas and Rebel carry and range of modern styles with high-grade protection levels.
Persol ‘Icon’ frames, $510, Oroton ‘Aletta’ sunglasses, $215, Rayban polarised wayfarer from Myer, $299.95, Dolce and Gabbana frames from Sunglass Hut, $350, Karen Walker ‘Poolside Flowerpatch’ sunglasses from David Jones, $295, Oroton ‘Alaina’ sunglasses, $215
On that note, I’m packing up my Turkish towel, best beach hat and bikini and hitting the high seas!
Happy holidays everyone,