Giant Swan Float
It's the pool accessory of the season; Taylor Swift-approved. Get yours from the appropriately named, Los Angeles-based company, FUNBOY. Their lineup–choose from white, black, pink, gold and Pegasus–serves as Instagram gold, as evidenced by the scores of pretty people posting pool-party pics with #swanning.
Marcia Bayard, the designer behind Shelter Island, New York-based 8knots, wants you to live luxuriously in the fabrics of coastal life. Her collection of seersucker Turkish towels serve as stylish beach blankets or wrapped as a pareos or sarong. Get them in four unique colors–marine blue, sunset, turquoise and Kona coffee.
Brush-On Bronzer Sunscreen
The easiest way to keep the sun off your skin is to brush on your bronzer. This Peter Thomas Roth mineral sunscreen highlights skin for a natural, sun-kissed glow while protecting from real sun damage with an SPF 30.
To get the party started in a loud way, pack these Bose speakers that wirelessly connect to your smartphone. Its compact size (weighing just 1.25 pounds) is perfect for packing, while the retro shape and color scheme ranks high on style. Choose from five colors–black, blue, mint, red and white.
Two Southern guy friends with a deep love for the catchphrase, "YOLO" and its meaning, launched YOLO Board, a stand-up paddleboard rental company in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Since then, the brand has expanded, launching YOLO Bike in 2014. Their trendy two-wheelers come in a variety of colors, like teal and guava, perfect for blasting beats on the boardwalk.
Bocce Ball Set
Brooklyn-based buddies, Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen, launched Fredericks & Mae, a company that makes what can best be described as cool objects–tools, games and decor items for the home. Among their roster of nifty items is this hand-painted bocce ball set.
JADEtribe founder and designer, Kimberly Hartman, set off a few years ago on her own to Southeast Asia, a trip destined to provide her a-ha moment in Laos, no less. There, she stumbled upon a weaving village and fell in love with their intricate technique and use of bright, bold colors. And now, a few years later, these woven, pom pom-adorned handbags are making sandy beaches across America just a tad prettier.
KREWE is a New Orleans-based eyewear company that is making a splash for much more than their trendy sunnies that seem to be shading paparazzi flashes from a slew of celebrity and supermodel eyes, think Alessandra Ambrosio and Gigi Hadid. The 26-year-old founder, Stirling Barrett, is showing us all how it's done in the world of entrepreneurship.
These Dolce Vita high-fashion flip-flops are made of leather and real calf hair with a thick espadrille bottom; a stylish alternative to rubber Havaianas.
When looking for beachy-wear inspiration, do as the Aussies do. The Australian swimwear line, She Made Me, is turning heads with their intricate crochet bikinis and one-piece suits. With strong vintage, bohemian vibes, they're the perfect pieces for a laid-back beach day.