The editors of InStyle magazine have found the best new bathing suits and beach accessories, everything from the best beach towel to the must-have summer beach hat!
InStyle Market Director Toby Tucker Peters brought several to The Early Show Tuesday.
Look No. 1: Animal Print
Victoria's Secret (top $48; bottom $38)
It's a giraffe print, which Peters says is the most subtle of the animal prints and a great way to go bold on the beach. Glam Gold rings at the hips and bust add sex appeal.
Golden leather and hemp tote: Rue des Nanettes ($395); vivre.com
Speaking of metallics: Also included are some fantastic gold espadrille slides. They're easy to slip on and super comfortable, yet add an edge with the sparkle. Gold espadrille slides - Nine West - www.ninewest.com
Raffia Hat to help shade you in the sun: Hat Attack ($75), www.hatattack.com
Wraparound Sunglasses: Dior ($280); Available at Nordstrom. They're "functional but gorgeous," says Peters
Gold Hoops: Slane and Slane
Look No. 2: Bold Printed Suit
Seafolly (top $54; bottom $50)
It's a fun print, and Peters says you shouldn't shy away from a pattern on a swimsuit. The amount of fabric used is smaller, so the print can be stronger than what you would wear on clothing.
This cut helps maximize a smaller bust and trim a long torso. The funky pattern distracts from a petite chest, and bandeau tops shorten the length of the body.
Straw Hat: Roberta Freymann ($65); 212-772-7200
Clear tote bag with floral print: Kate Spade and Hugo Guinness collaboration tote ($395 suggested retail); Available at Kate Spade stores: 800-519-3778
Lucite Bangles are a must, says Peters: RJ Graziano (from $35); 212-685-1248
Rope Espadrille Wedge: Kate Spade ($275 suggested retail); Available at Kate Spade stores, 800-519-3778
Sunglasses: Dita (Pretender $175): Shopbop: www.shopbop.com
Diane Von Furstenberg towel: $150; Shopbop: www.shopbop.com
Digital camcorder: DXG ($150); www.walmart.com
Look No. 3: One-piece suits
Onda de Mar ($175)
Peters notes that the additional coverage from a one-piece suit does not mean less impact — one-piece suits can be flattering yet sexy. Artistic Floral in burnt red will look fabulous with a tan complexion, and the beaded detail even adds more fun and flair. The higher cut elongates the body and support at the bust makes this ideal for a full spectrum of beach activities.
White Leather & Straw Large Tote: Cole Haan ($375); www.colehaan.com, to purchase online and for store locations nationwide. Peters says it's a great piece that can be used for work during the week or fun at the beach on the weekend.
Leather & Metal Trudie Slides: Cole Haan ($275); www.colehaan.com, to purchase online and for store locations nationwide; Natural tone footwear is a must for summer.
Raffia Hat: Hat Attack ($80), www.hatattack.com
Oversized Sunglasses: Dita (Addict $175); Shopbop: www.shopbop.com
Gold Hoops: Jan Palmer ($160), www.janpalmerjewelry.com
Look No. 4: Classical Nautical Stripes
Ralph Lauren Blue Label (top $48; side-tie hipster $54)
Classic Nautical Stripes will last for seasons to come, says Peters. A bright yellow string accent brightens it up, and the triangle shape is great to enhance a smaller bust. Slip on sneakers with this sporty suit and get active.
Slip-on Sneakers: Keds Champion Chatham Slip-on ($39.99); available at Macy's and Lord & Taylor
Aviator Sunglasses: Fendi
Take a ride down to the shore on this beach cruiser, summer must Bike: Blanc et Noir Beach Cruiser ($440); www.electrabike.com
A clear beach tote roomy enough to contain everything you need: Haze Nude Ollin Bag with blue, Amate designs (handmade bark paper); ($205 retail), available on www.nahuiollin.com or call 732- 222-7500
Look No. 5: Surfer-Inspired Look
Letarte by Lisa Cabrinha (rashguard $180 top; bottom $161)
Peters says this is perfect for surfer girls and heart-pumping summer sports. Metallic worked back in with Rhinestone rocker skull detail. You can wear the bikini top while lounging on the beach and toss on the rashguard to surf the waves.
Shield sunglasses from Yves St. Laurent coordinate completely with this sporty look.
Water-friendly sporty flip-flops are the perfect choice for footwear. Havianas ($20) are available at FootLocker nationwide.
Enamel Ring: Angelique de Paris ($300); www.angeliquedeparis.com
Body Board: BZ Bodyboard "Jeff Hubbard World Champion Model" ($99); available at www.justbodyboarding.com