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Sunday February 28th

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Summer beach accessory guide

White sand beneath your toes, the endless sounds of gentle waves crashing in the distance and the sweet feeling of tanned skin; all things that encompass the greatness that is a beach vacation.

Nothing says summer quite like the beach and with these vacations come a list of must-have accessories or tools to make the most of your vacation.

Here is a summer beach guide to make sure your vacation is fashionable and fabulous.

1. Sun hat

Credit: Southern Curls and Pearls

Block out the harsh rays without slathering sunscreen on your face every 20 minutes and still look as chic as can be with a floppy sun hat.

2. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen

Credit: Neutrogena

Achieve all your summer tan goals without burning with the help of this lovely, lightweight sunscreen. Neutrogena offers full-coverage sunscreen without the heavy, sticky feel that most brands have.

3. Beach bag

Credit: Francesca's

To make sure all your belongs stay sand free, invest in a cuter beach bag like one of these. It's way cuter than the typical cooler or cheap bamboo beach tote that your dad has been using since you were in diapers.

4. Bathing suit cover up

Credit: Glamradar

When you're tired of flaunting your six pack for the world to see, cover up and relax in the shade in the most stylish way possible with a cover up like this one.

5. A donut towel

Credit: Gracefullee Made

It's the biggest summer trend right now, aside from the animated floats like flamingos and pineapples, and I'm not really sure how this came to be. But hey, if you don't feel like seeing your flamigo float drift off at sea, invest in a cute donut towel for the perfect beach Instagram picture and a sweet spot to tan all day everyday.

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