I’ve got a big case of wanderlust right now. As temperatures start to hit their summer peaks, making the most of these sunny days seem to be my only concern. I’ve been scouting out locations, planning outfits, and getting things ready to kick back a little and have some fun.
[Clockwise from top left: Wide Brim Hat from Madges Hat Box; Mohala Necklace by ke aloha jewelry; Silk Kaftan by Molly Kaftans; Striped Tote from One Eleven Studio; Gladiator Sandals by BaliELF; Striped Tote from One Eleven Studio; Blue Nail Polish by Aqua Daisy; Crochet Bikini by Fashion Crasher; Hoop Earrings by Allyson Mellone; Sunglasses from Salt Water Gypsy]
As with most of my vacations, I’m a big fan of packing light; a few key items will help to look awesome on the beach and off. I always like to layer on jewelry and accessories to make even a simple cover-up transition to evening.
[Clockwise from top left: Florida Map by Stories Divinations; Travel Journal from Lil Sketchy; Single Fin Surfboard by D and J Woodenboards; Walnut Speakers by Walnut Wood Works; Moby Dick from Anemone Reads Vintage; Wuthering Heights from Glitterati4; The Cather in the Rye from The Astral Library; Paddleball Set from OakandCrowSundries]
Once the fashion piece is in order, I love to line up a few activities to get moving and have some fun wherever I decide to go. Surf lessons or paddleball on the beach with my husband are a perfect way to spend the sunny days. A few classic books are great for a little downtime, and, of course, the tunes have got to be rocking too!
[Clockwise from top left: “Beach” Sign by Shop One Love; Parasol by design Ann; Deck Chair by Gallant and Jones; Linen Beach Towel by AlohaK; Bamboo Beach Beverage Holders by surfified designs; Handwoven Towel from loovee; Vintage Tiki Cups from Detroit Rockabetty]
Even considering the exciting places to go and things to do at the beach, sometimes just sitting in the sun with a cold drink and watching the ocean is enough. With the right gear, your mindless wave watching will be cool and comfortable
Whether you’re making your own oasis in your backyard or traveling far away, having the right tools in your beach arsenal will leave you feeling cool and relaxed.
Erin Souder loves to create and is the voice behind the daily DIY and home style blog, House of Earnest. She is a Columbus-based creative who works in product development, and specializes in floral design and event styling. In her spare time, Erin likes to make lists and check things off of them. She lives a 100 year old farmhouse with her husband and their schnauzer, Perry.