Summer’s Here! Shop the Best Pieces for the Beach

Hit the sand and surf with style.

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Memorial Day weekend is here and that means the unofficial start of summer. And having missed out last year on being able to hit the beach with friends and family—safely, of course—we put together some key essentials to keep you looking and feeling your best whether on surf or sand. Below, team OP shares some stylish staples that will have everyone eyeing you with envy from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

From the beach to the street:

After a year and change spent drifting in loungewear, it’s time to elevate one’s surf style with some haute ensembles. Cult Gaia and Juan D. Dios bring edge through clever cutouts and directional ruffles to the beach with elegance and simplicity, while Silvia Tcherassi’s surf-friendly skirt is ideal for throwing on for oceanside lunches. However, for those looking to add a boho, yet feminine touch to their wardrobes, Chufy’s lace-trimmed minidress is an easy alternative to the traditional cover up and we suggest adding a belt for added flourish.

The extra bits to keep you healthy and happy:

While we all enjoy a trip to the beach, there are a few key items to keep on hand to stay safe. First up, make sure you have sunblock—we’re partial to Le Roche Posay’s Anthelios lotion spray which gets absorbed quickly without the need for constant reapplication. Similarly protect your peepers with Westward Leaning’s modern wayfarer or the ultimate in discreet chic. And for moments where the sun hits too much, use Olivia’s own Pre-Show Mattifying Mist for an invigorating spritz. Providing the final polish for beach and shore is Hermès's leather tote that features a removable drawstring fabric pouch to keep essentials stored stylishly.

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