When you hear, "Let's go to the beach!" you need to be ready. Like flashlights, tinned food, and blankets in an emergency, the perfect bikini, sunglasses, and towel would, in an ideal world, be packed in a bag by the door. Does this happen in practice? Not so much. So this year it's time to read, learn, and know the OC summer drill.
Here are our favorite sets of towels, swimsuits, sandals, and sunglasses. Take your pick of one of each from OC, Suno, Prism, and more, then pack your bag (we recommend this MARK MCNAIRY DAISY BACKPACK) and get ready for a summer of impromptu island-hopping, short-notice swims, and last-minute luaus.