Our Top 10 Beach Bag Essentials

Whether you’re headed to the beach for a 5-day vacay or just for the day – don’t forget to throw in these faves! Our Top 10 Beach Bag Essentials 1. The Beach Bag – Where else will you carry all of these essentials? Our two musts for a great beach bag: it should be extra big (to fit the goodies listed below) and extra cute. Tip: Pick a bag that is “beach resistant” and can stand up to the sand. Our teams love woven raffia. Sand brushes right off of this effortless, beach-ready material.

2. The Swimsuit – Duh! The best beach day starts with a cute suit. Right now we’re crushing on this sporty zipper colorblocked bandeau and pretty purple halter.

3. The Coverup – Headed to the boardwalk for a snack? From beach shorts to oversized beach shirts – our stylist has got you covered.

4. The Sunscreen – We can’t get enough of Sun Bum, suncare made from the best ingredients under the sun. Be sure to pick up and pack this surf-ready SPF so you can keep the fun going all day long!

5. The Beauty Must-Haves – We wish that a day at the beach meant instant beach hair, but sometimes our waves need a little encouragement. Try our Beauty For Real For Aerie Salt Spray. It’s ocean in a bottle!

6. The Tunes – Our summer playlist. On repeat.

7. The Sunnies – We have a thing for aviators right now. A classic shape in fun new colors? We’re in!

8. The Flip Flops – Flip flops and sandals should be part of your summer uniform. We love these flip flops from AEO, but to be honest, it was hard to pick just one pair. Can’t we have them all?

9. The Beach Blanket – Be sure to include a blanket to stake out your spot on the beach.

10. The Hat – Top off your packing with a panama-style or floppy hat. It will make catching up on the latest issue of Elle that much easier.

Our Top 10 Beach Bag Essentials

 We asked a few of our summer-ready bloggers what they are bringing to the beach – check out their must-haves below!

“During the warmer months you can always catch me spending the day relaxing at the beach or pool & my beach bag is always filled with my 4 must-haves for the perfect day. I always have sunscreen for both my face & body (Supergoop is my fav!), a hat because while I love laying in the sun and getting a little color, I always keep my face in the shade, my kindle or a couple magazines, & of course sunglasses, my eyes are super sensitive to the sun so they are a must!” – Jackie (Living After Midnite)

“A pair of super cute, but affordable sunnies: I’m about to get real here. I can’t be trusted on the beach with my designer sunnies because I’m active! I either sit on them or I lose them in a big wave. I’m loving this pair of white and gold aviators – kind of my go-to color scheme! If I lose them, I can just pop right back in Aerie and grab another!” – Megan (The Thing She Sees)

“I don’t know about you, but once the warm weather hits most of my weekends are spent at the beach and packing your beach bag properly is crucial for a great day at the beach! Most important first, sunscreen! No one wants to look like a lobster at the end of the day! Secondly, a pair of super cute sunnies. Don’t forget the case too! Sand in sunglasses are no bueno! Third, two towels! Yes, two! One to lay on and one for a pillow. Also, if you get in the water you will have an extra one that isn’t super sandy to dry off with! Lastly, I can’t live without my bluetooth speaker. Great tunes at the beach are a must! – Shannon (Upbeat Soles)

Thanks, girls! Let’s pack this up and get to the beach!

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Aerie’s Summer Refresh Playlist

Right now, all we’re thinking about is bikinis, sand between our toes, tanlines and salty hair. School’s out, or it’s just about it be, and we’re ready to dance the summer days away. Join us with the playlist featured in our stores! Listen here: Summer Refresh Playlist



1.     5am, Katy B
2.    Then We Kiss, Icona Pop
3.    Peanut Butter (Moon Boots remix), Alison Valentine
4.    Get UP, Bestfriends
5.    Gold (Moon Boots remix), Bondax
6.    Pumpin Blood, NONONO
7.    The Choice is Yours, Black Sheep
8.   Glitter and Gold, Little Daylight
9.   The Edge, Yksek
10.  Whatta Man, Salt-n-Pepa, En Vouge
11.   Boy, Emma Louise
12.  Unique, Lenka
13.  Stay, Coasts
14.  So Close, Kidnap Kid
15.  More of You, MoZella
16.  Photomaton, Jabberwocky
17.  Crazy, Au Revoir Simone
18.  Happy Birthday, Cloud Control
19.  Renaissance Girls, Oh Land
20. Someone Who Can, Yuna
21.  Take My Hand, Charli XCX
22. The Wire, Haim
23.  Real, Gorgon City ft. Yasmin
24.  5-HT (Kat Krazy remix), The Good Natured
25.  Romanticise, Chela
26.  Deezy Daisy, Portland
27.  Shine A Light, The C90’s
28.  We Can Dance (Moonchild remix), Lancelot
29.  Should I, Nova Delai
30.  Blister in the Sun, Nouvelle Vague
31.   Flaws, Bastille
32.  La La La, Naughty Boy
33.  Jump Around, House of Pain
34.  Look Right Through, Storm Queen
35.  Ain’t It Fun, Paramore
36.  Be my forever (feat. Ed sheeran), Christina Perri
37.  The Way it Used to Be, Mike Posner
38.  Night Like This, Karmin
39.  Hold You Close, Free Energy
40.  It’s My Party (feat. Amy Winehouse), Quincy Jones
41.   Neon Lights (Betty Who remix), Demi Lovato
42.  Place in the Sun, Ozomatli
43.  Red Lights, Tiesto
44.  Could Be Me, MKTO & Ne-Yo
45.  Every Time We Touch, Ghost Beach
46.  It Won’t Stop, Sevyn Streeter
47.  Can I Kick It?, A Tribe Called Quest
48.  Just Because (bearstronaut remix), Body Language
49.  Shuffle A Dream, Little Dragon
50.  Atlantis, STRFKR
51.   Hot-n-Fun, N.E.R.D. & Nelly Furtado
52.  Doowutchyalike, Digital Underground
53.  Well Well Well, Duffy
54.  Say It Out Loud, Katie Herzig
55.  Me and My Broken Heart, Rixton
56.  This D.J., Warren G
57.   Hey Ya, Outkast
58.  Coke Bottle, Agnez MO & Timbaland
59.  See the Light (feat. Marco), Shwayze
60.  Wanna B Where U R, Floetry & Mos Def
61.   Paradise, Tove Lo
62.  Elo Elo, RAC & Body Language
63.  Be Okay, Oh Honey
64.  Sing, Ed Sheeran
65.  My Myself & I, De La Soul
66.  It’s On Again, Alicia Keys & Kendrick Lamar
67.  Dracula, Bea Miller
68.  Around the Way Girl, LL Cool J
69.  Nanny Nanny Boo Boo, Le Tigre
70.  Behold a Lady, Outkast
71.   Warm Water (Snakehips remix), Banks
72.  Problem, Ariana Grande & Iggy Azelea
73.  FALLINLOVE2NITE, Prince & Zooey Deschenel

What are you listening to this summer? Tell us below or tweet us at @Aerie!



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