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FLANNELS Five: Things To Put In Your Beach Bag

FLANNELS Five: Things To Put In Your Beach Bag

In the immortal words of Nicki Minaj, let’s go to the beach, each, let’s go get away. With temperatures soaring across the nation this week, there’s never been a better time to throw your swim shorts in a bag and hop on the next direct mode of transport to the coast. Likewise, if you’re jetting off for some summer sun in a far-flung, exotic destination (or just Alicante), you need to give your beach apparel some consideration. Vacations are the one time of year a man gets to unplug and relax, but that’s no excuse for looking a mess. A little pre-holiday prep means you can switch off without fear of losing your cool. Here are five things to pack for the beach to guarantee you look as fresh in the sea as you do the city. Read on to find out more.

A pair of red Kenzo swim shorts with a blue Kenzo logo on one leg


How you get into the sea says a lot about you. The bold and perhaps foolish, run down the beach and launch themselves into the tide head first. The more cautious and perhaps cowardly, slowly acclimatise by submerging parts of the body into the water. Whatever your preferred method, a pair of Kenzo swim shorts will make the whole experience that much more stylish. A beach must-have.

A pair of red Palm Angels rubber pool sliders with a black logo


Okay, Okay, technically, they’re pool slides. But, pedantry aside, Kenzosliders are as at-home on the beach as they are by the pool. Easy to take on and off, they’re a straightforward footwear choice when you’re contending with sand and soggy toes. Slip on this Palm Angels pair with some shorts for pre-prandial beers at the beach bar.

A pair of Gucci square gold metal frame sunglasses


Sun-worshippers and shade-seekers alike, take note. Your choice of sunglasses is important whether you spend your afternoons in the full glare of the sun, or staying chill beneath an umbrella with an audiobook and a selection of snacks. Whatever your preferred method of relaxation, these Gucci shades will offer ample UV protection served with a side of high-fashion style.

 Alexander McQueen Oversized trainers


Trainers. Perhaps not a shoe you’d usually associate with the beach, but as every Brit knows, you need a wet-weather contingency plan in this country. If you’re planning a staycation anywhere along the UK’s stunning coastline, a pair of trainers like these by Alexander McQueen will ensure your plans aren’t scuppered, even if it does begin to rain.

A yellow Off-White industrial belt


If your style is more urban than surfer dude, and you’re more accustomed to pavements than pebbles, we’d recommend styling up your denim and cargo shorts with a streetwear-inspired belt, like this industrial number from Off-White. The sunshine shade of yellow keeps things summer-appropriate but means you don’t have to forgo your city boy roots, even when braving the great, beachy outdoors.