What would summer be without a trek to the beach? Surf and sand, body scoping, getting some color… it all sounds positively dreamy after a long winter spent indoors. And as anyone knows, one must be prepared for a day spent under the sun. Your mom had it right in teaching you to always have your sunscreen on, wear sunglasses and wait at least a half hour after eating before you hit the waves. But these days, it can be a bit more involved, especially if you’re planning on attending the clambake at night. I’ve compiled a list of essentials that are easy to forget before you leave the house. A day with these in your beach arsenal is the carefree day you’ve planned (and need)!
A contributing writer to theFashionSpot, Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for papierdoll.com, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. She splits her time between New York, Los Angeles and her hometown as a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and journalist. You can find out more at her site marisaswanson.com and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.