Lucky's Ultimate Beach Checklist: 10 Shoreside Essentials

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Though you should avoid overly precious sandals at the beach for obvious reasons, a flash of metallic by your feet always looks right.
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You'll look like a Nantucket native while laying out on this. Just don't forget to apply the aforementioned SPF before doing so, lest you wind up as red as—well, you know.


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Shield your noggin further with a cool Panama hat.
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Your beach bag should be two things: bright (to play off of those rays) and zippered (to keep out all that pesky sand, of course).


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A seaside classic looks even cooler in bright white.
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Cutoffs not your thing? Try a super-soft chambray shirtdress instead. It's an ideal cover-up, whether you wear it unbuttoned (like a vest) or belted for lunch by the shore.
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Bring your tunes to the beach! Just let this sync with your smartphone or iPad and you'll be tanning to the sweet sounds of the Gatsby soundtrack in no time.

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Memorial Day's so close you can taste it, and you know what that means—it's almost beach season, baby! Unfortunately, a relaxing day spent seaside can quickly turn into a sunburned, sandy mess if you pack your beach bag improperly. Don't let that happen! Click through to shop the 10 things you shouldn't leave home without this summer, from a preppy maillot to a sweet pair of star-accented shades to the most kickass SPF lotion on the market.

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