Having embarked on an Island Hopping mission in Greece for 2 weeks, I thought it would be the most appropriate time to show you What’s In My Beach Bag. I decided to stay near Kalafatis beach in Mykonos as it’s one of the most beautiful beaches on the island so I can properly soak in the sunshine.
Since I’m a massive beach lover and I’m pretty sure many of you are too, I hope you will find What’s In My Beach Bag post helpful. We all dream of being by the ocean and most of us count the days down until our holiday so packing appropriately should be crucial.
I spent quite some time looking for that perfect beach bag that will fit all of my necessities including my camera, as what is a holiday if we don’t properly document it. I find that the most important is to find a cute but practical beach bag and my choice this season is turquoise and pink stripped Summer bag with shoulder straps by Joules. This bag fits so much that if I wanted to take all of my necessity I will be able to do so.
To avoid carrying a ton, I usually pack up all of the essentials including a bottle of water, book (kindle on my phone in this case), summer dress, kaftan, bikini and a beach towel. Also not to mention bringing an SPF is a must as well as the after sun lotion as nobody likes to burn.
I place my cooled bottle of water at the bottom, I cover it with a rolled beach towel to try and keep water cool for a longer period of time. This also helps cool the towel and after walking in the sunshine, this little trick tends to come in handy. Having a properly stocked beach bag is essential especially if you are looking to spend few hours on the beach so I always tend to throw in some fruits for the moments when I feel peckish and I fancy something light and refreshing.
One of my favourite beach bag items is a bathing suit and currently, I’m loving Maison De Nimes Sage macrame bikini as its light pastel green colour makes it look so good against the tan skin. I like to bring a one piece too just in case I need to change and Maison De Nimes has both options available which can be helpful if you like to have matchy things.
I tend to walk to the beach in my summer dress but I always make sure I pack a kaftan as you can use it to cover up after a swim or simply throw it on if you need to pop in anywhere and your bathing suit is wet. My current choice is Biba Rio Print Chiffon Kaftan as it’s red colour makes it a perfect cover-up. I also find chiffon so easy to use on the beach as the sand doesn’t stick so if my towel is wet, I will use my kaftan to sit on to avoid collecting all the sand. Don’t get me wrong as much as I love sandy beaches, there is nothing more annoying than cleaning sand out your clothes.
Last but not least is a must have and never leave a house without is Clarins Sun Care Cream High Protection of UVB 30. It’s so important to protect yourself from harmful UV rays especially if you are in a hot country. I have been advised to carry sunblock with me even when I’m in London to avoid skin premature ageing and pigmentation and for this reason on my face, I will go as high as SPF 50.
A few more items that are an important part of my beach bag are a comfy pair of sandals, favourite pair of sunglasses, hair tie, a watch, protein hairspray to protect my hair from the sun and harmful UV rays.
These are my What’s In My Beach Bag summer essentials and I hope you enjoyed reading this post. The most important thing to remember is to stay protected by making sure you apply your sunblock before even leaving a house as nobody likes their holiday ruined by having a burnt skin. I have learned this the hard way.
Have a great week everyone.
This post is in collaboration with House of Fraiser. All of the opinions are my own.