19 cool summer styles for hot days at the beach
We've gathered surfboards, swim trunks, safe cover-ups and more -- all you'll need for fun in the sun. Well, everything except women's swimsuits. Don't worry -- in two weeks comes our survey of swimwear for her, from the teensiest bikinis to sexy one-pieces. This summer, we've got you covered. Or, um, uncovered, as the case may be.
Vibrant prints on these Camilla clutches dress up a summer stroll on the boardwalk or a dinner out; $105 to $190 at shopbop.com.
Hamptons' haute requires a silky cover-up, like Shoshanna's colorful pareo, $88, or this beaded tunic, $275; at Shoshanna.com.
Desigual's boho floral pattern adorns espadrilles, $49, ballerinas, $74, and this tote; $74 at desigual.com.
You can easily spend three figures on a swimsuit, but we're digging the tropical collage print on this Joe Boxer men's suit, in polyester with mesh liner; $13.99 at select Kmarts and kmart.com.
For serious aquaphiles, the XTR Diver watch from Renato Master Horologe is water-resistant to 300 meters, with a large luminous dial (go for it in blue) and inner rotating bezel to set dive times; $695 at renatowatches.com.
A picnic at the shore or a laze round the pool requires a soundtrack--pump up yours with iHome's iBT4 Bluetooth Wireless Rechargeable Boombox with FM Radio, in lime, grape or slate gray, $99 at Bed Bath & Beyond, Westbury; and ihomeaudio.com.
Hello Kitty gets in the swim on this girls' or toddler suit in nylon/spandex; $38 at select Macy's and macys.com.
Boys have their pick of swim trunks bearing sharks, skulls, goggle-wearing monkeys and more; originally $17.95, now $8.97 at The Children's Place stores and childrensplace.com.
Ippolita Rostagno's sterling silver Stella ring with diamonds, $2,195, and matching bangle, $2,295; at London Jewelers, Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, or search "Stella" on ippolita.com.
Cast off with this spacious, nautical Wellie travel tote; $75 at Le Petit Zebra, Locust Valley, and clava.com.
Cover-ups don't mean giving up style -- this board shirt is made of nylon/Lycra and rated UPF 50+ (only 2 percent of UV radiation penetrates the fabric); $250 at parasolsun.com.
A classic gets colorful -- Sperry Top-Sider suede boat shoes are hand-sewn in hot, summery shades; $95 at select Bloomingdale's and bloomingdales.com.
"I love the summer and kite surfing at the beach," says actor Kellan Lutz, who kicks back in Op's V-neck, $10 (for a two-pack), and Surf and Turf shorts (in quick-dry nylon-spandex); $18.84, at walmart.com.
Get juiced (legally, that is) in breezy, beach-worthy separates; women’s cotton blend or viscose tanks, tees and short-shorts, $5.95 and up; men’s cotton shorts, $12.95 and up; at H&M stores. Necklace, $34.95; at H&M stores.
Richard Phillips' limited-edition surfboard for Tommy Hilfiger, in collaboration with Art Production Fund; $2,000 at Tommy Hilfiger, Manhattan; or search "surf shack" at tommy.com.
For more sophisticated thongs, try these in various color combos (here, "Melon Mud"); $50 at artisangemsboutique.com.
Swim trunks from 2(x)ist come in various lengths and prints, from bold herringbone and paisley to this Maui board short; $110 at shop.2xist.com.
Stake out a chic spot on the sand or poolside with Lacoste Home's playful beach towels in checkerboard, stripe and crocodile prints; $42 at select Macy's and macys.com.
Or wear your heart on your, er, feet, with Neo Love flippies in a rainbow of colors; $25 at ipanemausa.com.