Staying in style for a sporty day at the beach is important, but keeping all your gear organized is even more essential. All six of these beach bags offer plenty of pockets to stash your goods, material that will hold up against the sand, and, in some cases, cooler capacities to keep you nourished and hydrated all day long. Click through to find your next bag for the beach.
If I could, I'd live in a bikini the entire Summer, except that most stylish two-pieces don't stay on for much more than sunbathing. With more women surfers hitting the beach than ever before, swimwear companies are making suits that not only look good, but also stay put. These bikinis are also comfy, require no adjustment once on, and dry quickly. Whether you're duckdiving under a wave, jumping into a pool, or doing some major swimming, here are five suits that will outlast the season.
Just when we think the loose button-up has had its hurrah, Byrdie Bell comes up with an awesome remix. Check it, the sleeveless work shirt is perfect for now — a la bare arms — and will also work in the Winter layered over a longsleever. There are two ways to achieve this semi grungy vibe: buy a pre-made version, or just rip the sleeves off of an existing shirt. You know we'll be doing the latter . . .
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Can, not, resist. It's official: Bar must only live in bikinis. I mean, when it's this good, nothing else matters. And the Hurley ambassador practically does. Here's some more bikini-clad eye-candy of the swim kitten for anyone needing a Summer bod boost. Bar always does the trick for me. When she's not in her LBB, she's in striped strings, sporty briefs, beaded skimpys, and cozy cover-ups. Viva Summer, viva Bar!
CariDee English chose yellow for the Reebok EasyTone Footwear Celebration in Beverly Hills. Her gold bangles and layered necklaces popped against this bright color, while her nude peep-toe pumps helped to elongate her model frame. Shop a similar look now.
Bar is the best bikini saleswoman I know. I realize I can't look like she does in her Hurley LBB (Little Black Bikini), but she sure inspires. Coincidentally, Hurley realized that, like the staple LBD, the LBB is just as always appropriate and versatile — I have two LBBs (and counting). Bar claims, “Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with finding the perfect little black bikini . . . always searching for a timeless, sexy suit with the best fit. I have never been able to find the perfect bikini, until now.”The limited-edition Hurley Little Black Bikini by Bar Refaeli ($120) can be purchased on Hurley's site May 1. A portion of the proceeds go to Boarding for Breast Cancer, a youth-focused nonprofit that promotes early detection and an active lifestyle as the best prevention for breast cancer. Come June 2, you can find Bar's LBB at select Victoria’s Secret stores nationwide.
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Whether you're a part of the surf culture, or just like to admire the boys, there is no look cooler than the beachy, fun-loving surfer girl. She can both ride epic waves and look hot while doing it. Clothes that look fresh and serve a function are key. A few things every surfer girl has oodles of: bikinis, board shorts, sundresses, sunnies, and sunscreen. Adopt this look with a spiritual approach; let your hair go au naturel, ditch heavy makeup, and just be beautiful babe and the sea.
I have a new girl crush. Not only is she the brand ambassador for one of my favorite West Coast brands, Hurley, I'm sure you saw she won the title of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl of 2009. How jaw-dropping gorgeous is she? She's like a sexy tiger cub. After ogling through her bikini pics, I knew I recognized her fruit punchy tie-dye bikini — it's actually on my wish list! The blue version of the Hurley Washed Ashore bikini is available now ($40 for the bottoms, $44 for the top), but Hurley will upload Bar's exact pink/orange one to the Hurley site on Friday. Sign up to get notified when it's in stock.
Does he attack when you change the channel while he's watching Monday Night Football? Does he talk about baseball as often as he talks about his girlfriend? Is his biggest thrill epic waves? Then you're looking at a serious Sportster. Embrace his passion for getting physical by getting him this Tiffany & Co. Soccer Ball Key Ring ($215). If soccer isn't his thing, you'll find other goodies to impress the hiker, biker, and baller in your life.