Summer is all about bright colors, fun in the sun, & light, easy style. What better way to head to the beach than with a few fabulous must-haves for a bargain of $10 & under?! These few essentials will help out your wallet & help you save for that vacation you’re planning this season!
You can’t go wrong with sunscreen! @Ulta, this spray is super easy to apply, but if you’re looking for lotions or oils, those are available as well. Not to mention, if you’re not a beach bum, but want to show off a fresh sun-kissed tan, take a look at the brand’s very affordable bronzers for $10 & under! If you sign up for the website’s emails, you’ll receive all the latest news on sales, coupon deals ($3.50 off $10 or more!), free shipping events, & specials for free samples! This is great to keep in mind if you’re about to travel, or want to save a bundle on skin care items.
Next, we have a bright & playful beach towel from Target. Obviously, you don’t need me to say this, but the brighter your towel, the more comfortable it is. And it’s sooooo soft! Stay away from dark colors which will absorb more UV rays. Not to mention, I just bought 2 towels like these which just so happened to be on sale for $5 at the time. If you check out the coupons available at the store’s website, you can receive $1 off your next towel purchase of $5 or more!
So, what are you gonna put all of your beach accessories in? A resuable recyclable bag, of course! This is an eco-friendly item & VERY budget-friendly for only $1.50 @Forever 21. From time to time I feature these bags sold in stores & on the website b/c they’re so cute & really easy to carry around. All year round the store sells brightly decorated bags like this that are perfect for running errands, carrying books from the library, or if you’re just out grabbing some groceries. Or while you’re at the beach, throw all of your essentials in it, including a book, iPod, & cell phone! Even though we are talking accessories here, I have to mention that the website has some really fabulous finds on swimwear & coverups for all sizes!
While you’re shopping around the Forever 21 site, don’t forget to take a look at their fashionable selection of eyewear, including these gray square frames. They sell hundreds of different styles for only $5.80! So if you are looking for something inexpensive to protect your eyes during a round of beach volleyball, put away your investment shades by brands like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, or Fendi, & break out these very cute sunglasses! You can go with classic movie star frames, sqaures ones, aviators, or even something neon with some 80s flair!
Last, but not least, you can’t have a sunny day at the beach without some flip-flops! Yeah, gladiator sandals & other flat strappy picks are all the rage, but don’t flip-flops just feel like the best go-to shoes sometimes? I know that’s how I feel! You can’t go wrong with a bright patterned rubber pair like these from Old Navy which are only $5! If you catch your email alerts right, you can even find them on sale for as low as $2.50! They sell up to 9 different pairs of prints, including florals, animal-inspired, tropical patterns, & stripes to go with whatever mood or swimsuit you’re wearing!
What are your beach essentials? What music do you love to listen to? Any suggestions on how to keep your hair looking fun & healthy during the heat? Have a safe summer! Happy Styling!