“Now as easy as it is to wrap yourself in the hotel towel after coming out of the pool or ocean, it’s much sexier to have a cover-up that’s just as fashionable as your super cute bathing suit underneath. I love anything with fringe or anything crochet,” Melanie Fiona tells ESSENCE.com.
Crochet cotton lace caftan, Miguelina, $560, netaporter.com.
“A pair that are suitable for sand and street. A great pair of sandals that can work with your bathing suit and a summer dress are perfect for lounging on the beach or by the bar,” says the singer.
Ankle strap gladiator sandals, Zara, $20, zara.com.
“There’s nothing worse than being sunburned or mosquito bitten while trying to enjoy vacation. Protect your skin! I love Murad’s Oil Free Sunblock SPF 30 for my face. Not too greasy and has great ingredients to protect and nourish your skin.”
Murad’s Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30, $32, murad.com.
“Something small and portable that packs a lot of punch! Brands like Jabra or Beats Pill are great options. You can hook your iPod or laptop up for a personal music experience while working out or lounging pool side,” Fiona tells us.
Beats by Dre “PIll” speakers, $200, beatsbydre.com.
“Every woman should own a cute beach bag. Something that complements her fashion on-and-off the beach, and large enough to hold all necessities for all day excursions.”
Natural woven grass beach bag, Banago, $99, latitude.com.
“You don’t have to spend a lot of money to own a great pair of glasses. A great pair of frames that can be worn wet or dry, keep you fashionable and protect the world from seeing the evidence of a long night of partying.”
Ombré sunglasses, A.J. Morgan, $20, ajmorganeyewear.com.
“I love Evian’s water vaporisateur or Caudalie beauty elixir. Both are refreshing and great for the skin on a hot summers day.”
Evian Facial Spray, 5oz, $12, sephora.com.
“Hats are the perfect accessory to set off any outfit, while protecting your face from the sun. I personally love a cowboy hat. A little beach and a little rock ‘n’ roll,” shares the singer.
Distressed cowboy hat, Mossimo Supply Co., $13, target.com.