Must-have beach basics under $30

Just picked out your newest swimsuit and can't wait to head for the coast? Before you slather on that SPF, make sure that you're prepped for your fun in the sun. Don't sweat it (leave that for the sun), GL's got all your summertime basics whether you're beach-bound or poolside.

Cute Cover-Up
Sure, you can't wait to flaunt that fab bikini, but you still need to look stylish to and from your layout spot. Throw on a gauzy cover-up to stay chic when you're not on the beach.

UO Deep Armhole Cover-Up, $25,

Beachy Tote

Sunscreen, water bottles, towels – most standard-issue purses can't haul around all of those bulky items. A tropical-themed tote is the perf size bag to carry all your oceanside essentials.

AEO Beach Tote, $25,

Sand-free Flip-flops

Let's face it: We love the beach; we just don't want to bring it home with us. Opt for a no-fuss pair of waterproof flip-flops to wash off those pesky sand grains.

Girls Classic Heart-Print Flip-Flops in Pink, $4,

Snazzy Sunglasses

We absolutely heart neon this season. Protect your peepers and add some pop to your get-up with some bright shades.

Risky Business Sunglasses in Mint, $14,

Totable Towel

For those days when you don't feel like lugging around a bag, this zigzag print towel comes with a handy strap to make carrying it a cinch. Awesome!

Sand and Beach Towel, $30,


by Karmen Fox | 2/1/2016