It’s June, and yes the weather doesn’t feel very “June”, but that sun will come out we promise you. Whether you’re going to a tropical island or down the shore for the day, you’ll need to make sure you are beach ready. We’re here to help you check off your list of beach must-haves: bathing suits, sandals, sunglasses, tote, and even SPF.
Check out which local shops had our favorite items for a fun day in the sand:
From one pieces, to tankinis, to bikinis and various cover-ups, women can find their comfort zone in at least one of these options from Johari. Depending on the style and brand, the bathing suits come in either cup sizes, the standard small, medium, large, etc, or dress sizes. We love the Sphinx Triangle Top Bikini by V i X Paula Hermanny. The black and white snakeskin print looks fabulous with the touch of color from the turquoise metal accents on the top and bottoms. The suit is made from Lycra and has removable padding.
465 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
$196 Sizes S, M, L
You definitely need an oversized bag to throw all your necessities, and sandy beach towel, in. This beach tote from Hip Chic is ideal and comes in a fun floral or simple conch shell print. Made out of jute, the structured bag won’t flop over, and you can easily shake out all the sand because no matter how careful you are, sand always finds its way inside.
533 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
$48 Sizes S, M, L
There’s always that time when you’re feet are burning from walking over hot sand and cracked seashells; that’s where sandals come in. Give your feet some r & r when you stroll the boardwalk in these Tide II Toe Post Sandals by Vionic. Made with Orthaheel Technology, the arch and soft material will make you feel like you are walking on pillows. Not only are they comfy, they are convenient and quickly slip on and off, without wasting time buckling or zippering. The light weight sandals come in white, grey, purple, black, and leopard.
Piazza Della Sole
620 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
$64.95 Sizes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Sunglasses are an obvious must, and how could you resist the massive selection at Urban Outfitters? With the possibility of losing them in the ocean, keep your expensive designer sunglasses at home and opt for an affordable pair. From heart-shaped, to cat eye, to blue lensed aviators, you can find your favorite pair of shades here for under $20. Just don’t leave them on while you tan or nap on the beach, you wouldn’t want a sunglass shape tan on your face.
20 South Park, Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Last but certainly not least, we can’t forget about protecting our skin from harmful UV rays. Check out the SkinCeuticals’ Sport UV Defense Sunscreen at Blue Mercury. Great for those that are active in the sun, the SPF 50 sunscreen is water resistant up to 80 minutes and is paraben and oxybenzone free. Even if you aren’t in the direct sunlight for a long period of time, it’s better to be safe and apply sunscreen to prevent sun damage.
30 South Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042