It’s officially summer time and bikini wearing weather. Hitting the beaches in the hopes of doing our best Miranda Kerr impressions, many of us are jetting off on breaks to tropical climates or even hitting the beaches closer to home to start building up that tan. Where ever your planning on going, here are 20 travel/beach essentials to pick up before you head off – from the budget to the luxurious, these 20 ideas can inspire your summer wardrobe and make sure you look stylish and effortless while frolicking on those sandy beaches or dining out in the evening.

From bikinis, printed beach throws, sunglasses and the things you might forget – such as small clear cases for your cosmetics to make airport security a breeze – here are just a few items that will get you through those long, warm days. Throw some beach wave spray in to your hair in the morning or after a shower and you won’t have to worry about styling it all day long – plus, you’ll look like you’ve been riding the waves. Don’t forget some sun cream and of course, keep the sun off your face with a gorgeous sun hat, just like Miranda in the photo above!


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