Summer is underway, which means it’s time to start planning a weekend getaway. Whether you’re hitting the pool, the beach, or chilling lakeside this summer, there are a few items you’ll need for your trip. Keep reading to discover exactly what you’ll need for your next weekend getaway.
First thing’s first, you’ll need a bag that will hold everything you need for the weekend. For this we recommend the classic weekender bag. A chic version of a duffel, weekenders are the perfect size for a two or three day getaway. They contain the perfect amount of space for the other items on this list, plus all the essentials (underwear, toiletries, etc…).
Our #1 skincare tip? Wear sunscreen! Whether you’re heading out on a beach getaway or not, sunscreen should be a key part of your skincare routine. Find a mineral sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30 to apply daily, whether you’re laying on the beach or not. If going to the pool or beach, be sure to apply sunscreen half an hour before stepping outside and to reapply promptly after swimming. There’s no quicker way to ruin a vacation than with a painful sunburn on day one!
Complete your beach look while protecting your eyes from the sun’s harsh UV rays with a pair of sunglasses. Round and geometric-shaped sunglasses are in for 2021, as are colourful frames. However, you can also never go wrong with a pair of aviators or wayfarers.
Whatever you do, don’t quickly grab a bath towel from your closet and hit the beach. Instead, opt for a true beach towel, one that is made of terry cloth or cotton and is bigger. Ideally, choose a bath towel that is about three quarters as long as your height, so that most of your body will be on top of the towel when laying on the sand. Bonus points if you find a beach towel made of a sustainable material like organic cotton.
Trendy Swim Trunks
Last but not least, no beach getaway is complete without a trendy swimsuit (or multiple). Men’s swim trends for 2021 include floral patterns, animal prints, nautical-inspired, matching top and swimsuit sets, and non-trunk styles like bikinis, briefs, and thongs. In essence, have some fun with your swimwear this season. Malebasics has tons of on-trend swimsuits to suit every style.