Beach Bag Musts For A Day At The Lake

Enjoying a day at Chicago's lakeshore sounds like a no-brainer. Sun, sand, and a few gal pals. What's not to love? But, before you hop on the El headed east, make sure your beach bag is packed with all the essentials you'll need to stay comfy, relaxed, and, of course, chic.
You don't want to risk the embarrassment of last year's stained beach towel and withered bikini, and we can help. Click through for the cutest finds worthy of your day off, and be sure to share this story with your water-loving friends. If they shop, too, they won't be quite so tempted to borrow all of your awesome stuff.
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Alba Botanica Natural Sunblock With Green Tea, $9.95, available at
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Aubin & Wills Patrickson Canvas Tote, $110, available at Net-a-Porter.
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H20 Audio Surge Contact 2G Waterproof Headphones With Mic, $59.95, available at REI.
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Forever 21 American Flag Beach Towel, $9.80, available at Forever 21.
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A.OK Curved Brow Sunglasses, $24, available at Oak.
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Bop Basics Solid Neon Hair Tie Set, $45, available at Shopbop.
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Franklin Jumbo Disc, $9.99, available at Target.
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Intiq for J.Crew Mochila Bag, $295, available at J.Crew.
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Hydros Side Fill Bottle, $27.99, available at Hydros.
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Roberta Roller Rabbit Pareo Sarong, $39.99, available at Piperlime.
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Fleabags Canvas Tote, $119, available at R29 Shops.
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Mint by Goorin Panama Hat, $34, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Shiseido Sun Protection Lip Treatment, $20, available at Shiseido.
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Madewell The Toe-Strap Boardwalk Sandal, $45, available at Madewell.
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Chloé Black High Waist Swimsuit, $585, available at Ssense.
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Quay Fade Away Shades, $40, available at Nasty Gal.
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Target Blog Beach Towel, $9.99, available at Target.
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Snapsights Waterproof Digital Camera, $39.95, available at SwimOutlet.