Between stocking up on sunscreen, replacing the sunglasses that may or may not have taken a tumble off the back of a sailboat last year, and so on, you might find yourself a little less prepared for summer than you hoped. Whether you’re preparing for a beach trip, or simply gearing up for rooftop and backyard parties, Urban Outfitters has you covered.
From trendier offerings like brightly colored sunglasses to grab-and-go essentials like sunscreen, here are our top eight picks for what you should be toting around from Urban Outfitters this summer. Currently, there are regular summer sales at Urban Outfitters as well, so you might find markdowns on the items we’ve listed.
1. A staple minidress
The Mallory cowl neck dress is a pretty popular Urban Outfitters mainstay, but it’s especially perfect for breezing through the summer months, with thin straps and satin-finish fabric. The dress comes in six different colors, with different colors and patterns available across seasons, and sizes ranging from XXS to XXXL.
2. A sample pack of Goop sunscreen
Fun in the sun should include SPF, as a rule. The SPF Bestsellers kit from Goop comes with three different SPF products, including the Play SPF lotion (made with sunflower extract), the 40 SPF Glow sunscreen, and the 40 SPF Unseen sunscreen. Each product is vegan and cruelty free—if you’ve been looking to try out Goop’s products, the set is a solid price for the variety you get.
3. A Baggu puffy cooler
Your trips to the park just got a lot cuter. Baggu’s soft, puffy cooler is perfect for packing up your drinks and food and heading out on a summer adventure. The insulated cooler is available in a variety of cute colors and patterns, including retro pastels and bright cherry prints, and is big enough to carry a few drink cans and snacks.
4. A highly portable speaker
If you’ve spent most of spring carefully curating your summer playlist, you might want to invest in a JBL Clip 4 for the season. The shower-, pool-, and beach-ready speaker comes in beachy colors and is, according to our reviewer, one of the best Bluetooth speakers for its size and price point.
5. Pastel slides for the beach
With a pair of slide sandals, the trek to the beach or the park may have just gotten a little bit easier (and cuter). The Eva slide sandals from Urban Outfitters are perfect for packing up alongside other summer essentials when you travel, or for walking around in every day. The sandals come in five colors, including lavender, black, green, tan, and red.
6. A breezy tote
Whether you’re going to be busy toting your sunscreen and speaker across town or across the world this summer, an easy-to-store tote bag is a must. Baggu’s line of thin, sturdy reusable totes are extremely easy to pack away and bring out at a moment’s notice, and they come in summery prints like gingham, pool print, sky, and grass.
7. A summer sweater (vest)
Knitwear trends don’t stop for summer, and if you’ve been looking for a way to incorporate a vest into your summer wardrobe? Enter, the Urban Outfitters’ BDG Chill sweater vest. The vest comes in two different colors, in a warm brown and yellow knit mix pattern and a green, blue, and red variant. The weave of the vest is fairly open, meaning you could also layer it with a different shirt. You can grab the vest in sizes XS to XXL.
8. A comfy, utilitarian hat
Channel your best “gone fishing” with the Rothco hat. Available in four different neutral colors, the hat comes with a wide brim, cinching ties at the chin, and a webbing band for security. The hat is currently 50% off as part of Urban Outfitters’ summer essentials sale, so if you want to snag it for half off you can.
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Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.