Hit the beach in South Florida with summer essentials that are not only stylish, but protect you from the heat and rays. Some have learned through trial and error, while some just have an innate sense of how to work with sweltering heat, unexpected rain showers and trips to the beach. Here are a few of our favs you can purchase at the Shops at Pembroke Gardens.
Woven straw hats are ruling the beach. Choose the brim size that fits best with your face shape, and enjoy all the gorgeous colors they come in, along with accessories like sashes and drawstrings. Best of all, having a hat on-hand means zero bad hair days this summer! Find your hat style at Swim N’ Sport, Francesca’s or Banana Republic.
Pictured: Rivet Straw Hat
The sun, heat and humidity can really take a toll on your skin and hair if you’re not careful. Skincare has come a long way since the heavy-scented opaque sunscreens. The latest and greatest sunscreens are now made with natural oils to keep your skin and hair conditioned while also providing SPF protection. Best of all, you can find one at Origins, Sephora or Hair Frenzy.
Pictured: Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45
Handbags, backpacks, totes, whatever you’re into, you definitely need a summer bag. Why stop at just one? Of course, you need a beach bag that is light but spacious and, most of all, lined with fabric to minimize the sand from sticking everywhere.
Opt for a classic summery woven tote or a versatile canvas carryall that can be found in practically every pattern and color under the sun. Whatever you choose, make sure it fits your essentials. Find great looks at Old Navy, Hollister, Icing by Claire’s and Brighton Collectibles.
Pictured: Ivory Crochet Handbag
Both men’s and women’s eyewear has brought back favorite looks from 50s clubmaster shapes to 60s hippy styles and more! Explore this season’s hottest trend by picking up a pair of tinted shades with lenses in neon colors that are downright holographic looking! Set your eyes on these great looks at Sunglass Hut, LensCrafters, Torrid and Zumiez. Kids can even get into the action at Carter’s and Oshkosh B’Gosh.
Pictured: Ray-Ban RB2132 55 New Wayfarer
If you’ve managed to “get away from it all” on a summer vacation or even just a weekend at the beach, get away a little further with this year’s top-selling novels. Break your gaze away from your phone and tablet screens and enjoy an old fashioned page-turner while you lounge beach or pool-side.
Pictured: Nine Women, One Dress
Don’t forget, you can’t have summer without sexy sandals! Have fun with color and show off your toes while adding a pop of color to your outfit. Treat yourself to a relaxing and luxurious pedicure at Me Spa or Venetian Nails.
After you treat yourself to a wonderful spa pedicure, slip into some trendy sandals that will elevate your style this summer. Check out styles at W Shoes, Erge Footwear and New York & Co.
Pictured: Strappy Wedge Sandal