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Beach time is the main theme lately, and after a long year, it’s no wonder we want to hit sunny locales with gusto. Get ready for more cute sandals and swimwear! Take a closer look at what our readers were obsessed with in May!

 


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TFG readers are looking toward summer, buying up beachwear and sandals in droves! And we have to agree: summer needs to come finally and shower us with sunshine and long, leisurely days.

 

Check out what our readers couldn’t get enough of in May! 

 

 

Top 5 Reader Must-Haves

 

 

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Shop: Nordstrom

 

Sea Level Twist Front One-Piece Swimsuit 

 

This gorgeous red retro swimsuit has a sweetheart neck and ruching at the front for tummy control. The design overall is meant to contour curves and it’s fully lined, so super comfy. You’ll attract attention in this number, guaranteed! Comes in sizes 4-12

 

If you want even more inspirational summer ideas, check out the 20 best swimsuits for women!

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Nordstrom | REI | Zappos

 

OLUKAI Upena Sandals

 

A pretty swimsuit needs to have equally pretty sandals, so readers have been eagerly stocking up on these shoes from OluKai! Whether it be the pretty bronze sheen or the cute design, our readers tell us they love this oh-so-comfy footwear. 

Adjustable leather straps and soft microfiber lining offer a secure but relaxed fit, and a stylish take on the chunkier, sporty look. Pack these for the beach or wear them every day with denim cutoffs and a slouchy tee

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Nordstrom

 

Ray-Ban Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses

 

Readers have also been stocking up on shades too, and these Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses are a timeless style that’s worth the price tag. They are polarized to protect your eyes from the harsh sun and are durable to take you from the rigors of the beach to a day of sightseeing.

 

Would go beautifully with this roster of one-piece swimsuits!

 

 

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Shop: Amazon

 

Lanzom Panama Hat

 

The Lanzom Straw Panama Hat is perfect if you prefer a wide brim for extra coverage. This adorable sun protection hat has an adjustable band so it can fit a larger head. It’s both elegant and practical with lightweight and breathable material. It’s also UPF 50+ for complete protection. You can pick from 29 colors!  

 

Take a look at their tried and tested sun hat recommendations!

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Nordstrom

 

Briggs & Riley Rhapsody Water Resistant Nylon Crossbody Bag

 

If you want a durable yet stylish bag to bring along to the beach or poolside this Briggs & Riley crossbody is a perfect choice because it’s not only slim but tough water-resistant nylon. 

It has secure zippered pockets to keep small items hidden, and the storage size is decent, with the ability to fit an e-reader, sunscreen, and sunglasses. It’s a great accompaniment to a large beach tote!

 

 

Honorable Mentions

 

These other adorable items didn’t quite make the top five but they deserve some spotlight too!

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Nordstrom | Zappos | Shoes

 

Ecco Flowt Sandals

 

Ecco is constantly a  top shoe with readers and these platform-inspired sandals are not only cute but functional. They offer arch support allowing you to spend long periods of time on your feet. The velcro straps make them easy to remove or put on quickly! Available in sizes 4-11.5

 

Here are comfortable walking sandals that are stylish, too!

 

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Shop: Amazon | Nordstrom | Zappos | Shoes

 

Sofft Mirabelle Sandal

 

The Sofft Mirabelle sandals are not only cute but extremely comfortable and our readers just can’t get enough of them! We love all the colors and the feminine yet supportive straps. These are the perfect pairing for any European travel wardrobe because they are a combo of comfort on cobblestones and chic style!

 

 

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Shop: Free People

 

Free People That Easy Tank Top

 

Because Free People isn’t just boho pretty dresses, they’re everything! This soft tank top is hip length, ideal for tucking in, and it has a modern ribbed look. Because it’s a little see-through be mindful of what bra or bralette you’re wearing. This will look fab with jeans, shorts, or joggers!

 

Check out this round-up of adaptable and cute women’s tank tops!

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Nordstrom | Eileen Fisher

 

Eileen Fisher High Waist Ankle Leggings

 

Eileen Fisher makes amazing clothing, and their clothes are very popular with TFG readers. These quality leggings offer a dressier style, making them perfect for pairing with skirts, dresses, and tunics to keep you warm on a plane, or wearable on the cooler days in the summer (they do happen sometimes!). 

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Macy’s | Target

 

Travelon Anti-Theft Crossbody Messenger Bag

 

This Travelon Anti-Theft messenger bag is TFG approved, with editor-in-chief Alex using it on her trips across Europe and beyond. 

Everything about the design has been tailored for a traveler, from the hidden, slash-proof strap, roomy interior, tons of organizational compartments, RFID blocking pockets for organization, and a zippered expansion pocket that keeps your camera, water bottle, or sunglasses close at hand. 

If you’re planning for an upcoming trip, this is a must-have for function and style. Comes in several gorgeous colors!

 

We’ve rounded up the best anti theft travel bags for women, and our readers have voted for their favorite styles!

 

 

Product Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
Reader Must-Haves
Sea Level Women’s Twist Front One-Piece Swimsuit  This gorgeous red retro swimsuit has a sweetheart neck and ruching at the front for tummy control. The design overall is meant to contour curves and it’s fully lined, so super comfy. You’ll attract attention in this number, guaranteed! Comes in sizes 4-12.  Check Price
OLUKAI Upena Sandals A pretty swimsuit needs to have equally pretty sandals, so readers have been eagerly stockup on on these shoes from OluKai! Whether it be the pretty bronze sheen or the cute design, our readers tell us they love this oh-so-comfy footwear.  Check Price
Ray-Ban Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses Readers have also been stocking up on shades too, and these Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses are a timeless style that’s worth the price tag. They are polarized to protect your eyes from the harsh sun and are durable to take you from the rigors of the beach to a day of sightseeing. Check Price
Lanzom Panama Hat The Lanzom Straw Panama Hat is perfect if you prefer a wide brim for extra coverage. This adorable sun protection hat has an adjustable band so it can fit a larger head. Check Price
Briggs & Riley Rhapsody Water Resistant Nylon Crossbody Bag If you want a durable yet stylish bag to bring along the beach or poolside this Briggs & Riley crossbody is the perfect choice because it’s not only slim but tough water-resistant nylon.  Check Price
Honorable Mentions
Ecco Flowt Sandals Ecco is constantly a  top shoe with readers and these platform-inspired sandals are not only cute but functional. They offer arch support allowing you to spend long periods of time on your feet. The velcro straps make them easy to remove or put on quickly! Available in sizes 4-11.5.  Check Price
Sofft Mirabelle Sandal The Sofft Mirabelle sandals are not only cute but extremely comfortable and our readers just can’t get enough of them! We love all the colors and the feminine yet supportive straps. These are the perfect pairing for any European travel wardrobe because they are a combo of comfort on cobblestones and chic style! Check Price
Free People That Easy Tank Top Because Free People isn’t just boho pretty dresses, they’re everything! This soft tank top is hip length, ideal for tucking in, and it has a modern ribbed look. Because it’s a little see-through be mindful of what bra or bralette you’re wearing. This will look fab with jeans, shorts, or joggers! Check Price
Eileen Fisher High Waist Ankle Leggings Eileen Fisher makes amazing clothing, and their clothes are very popular with TFG readers. These quality leggings offer a dressier style, making them perfect for pairing with skirts, dresses, and tunics to keep you warm on a plane, or wearable on the cooler days in the summer (they do happen sometimes!).  Check Price
Travelon Anti-Theft Crossbody Messenger Bag This Travelon Anti-Theft messenger bag is TFG approved, with editor-in-chief Alex using it on her trips across Europe and beyond.  Check Price

 

 


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