Before you sink your toes into the warm sand and make a beeline for blue shores, it’s important to be packed and set before total surrender.
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The last thing you want to do in the midst of a swim is worrying about snacks (pack healthy, energising ones), protection from the sun (SPF and hat, check), or a cute pouch to stylishly tuck essentials under one arm.
Keep worries and boredom at bay, when you’ve got these 12 must-haves for a day on the beach.
Nuts are a great energy boost, portable and nutritious, too. Amazin’ Graze offers savoury pick-me-ups, like this Ramadan special pandan coconut nut mix, with a tropical coconut twist to spice up your palate.
Never ever step out the door without a bottle of sunscreen for protection. Being in the water or in the cool of a shade makes you forget that you’re at the mercy of sun rays. For a full and powerful body protection, opt for this Clé de Peau Beauté SPF 50+ PA UV protective emulsion.
No harm putting on a hat for extra protection, more so when it’s Chanel. This weaved visor shields your face from the sun and lets you make the most out of your tanning session.
Bikinis are so last season. Embrace a one-piece suit like this halter neck, feathery print one from Emilio Pucci, for an extra dressy and versatile poolside outfit.
In keeping up with the island paradise vibe, embrace its flora in your summer ensemble. This red floral bracelet by Salvatore Ferragamo is an elegant addition to your holiday lookbook.
Sunglasses and SPF go hand-in-hand. With such a chic pair of shades like this geometric cateye Fendi one, you’ll never forget to protect your eyes.
Keep your arms and hands free by opting for this occasion-ready themed backpack. Furla has created a cute, tortoise-print Icaro M backpack for practical packing.
There will be fancy occasions for you to accessorise your beach finery. Keep your outfit fuss-free and make your look pop with the help of a clutch, like this cheery, camel and pom-poms Kate Spade one for the nifty essentials to keep close by.
If you’d rather leave your arms bare and easy, opt for a strapped handbag in the fitting form of this aqua colour Loewe cutie. Dressy and chic, it’s the perfect day-to-night purse.
No beach sojourn is complete without a good book. For a riveting read, pick up L.M. Valiram’s novel exploring three destinies, to keep you entertained as you lounge the afternoon away.
An essential to every lady’s vacation suitcase is a comfy yet nifty dress. With its deep blue sea colour tone and patterns, this Polo Ralph Lauren flowy dress stretches your wardrobe a long way.
Burns and irritation to the skin is inevitable for sun worshippers. Strip’s solution is a multipurpose ice cream that sooths inflammation from sunburns to delicate, newly waxed skin that beach bums are so familiar with.
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