Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com’s weekly roundup, where we lay out exactly what you’ll need for the perfect outfit, shopping list, Saturday night, or whatever it may be. In a shopping landscape where the options are endless, consider it a complete snapshot of must-haves.
The beach bag is more about a state of mind than an actual destination. Whether you’re shore-bound or simply scheduled for a lazy afternoon in the public park, your packing game remains much the same. Entertainment, breezy styles, and protection from the sun are the only musts. Here, the perfect shoes, towel, and more (plus the light-as-a-feather bag to stash it all in).