Local Love: Beach Essentials

Style-Architects beach essentials

The temperatures are heating up and it's almost time to ditch the layers in favor of breezy fabrics, sun-kissed skin and weekends at the beach. Whether you're making a destination getaway or opting for a stay-cation, these locally made beach essentials will keep you looking Minnesota cool in the hot sun.

1. First things first. Protect your skin with a trustworthy UV defense. We recommend Skin Ceuticals Sunscreen from our friends at Blue Mercury

2. From stand-up paddleboarding to lounging on the sand, this high-waisted Hackwith Design House suit has you covered.

3. Keep your skin hydrated from the drying salt water with Elizabeth Dehn One Love Organics Vitamin D active moisture time release mist

4. What's a beach without a good read? Swing by Parc Boutique and pick up a copy of Frankie mag for a dose of inspiration and the latest in design, fashion, travel and music.

5. Slip into a new pair of flip-flops from Pumpz & Co.

6. Don't forget your shades! Wilson and Willy's carries everything from these crush-worthy Capital Eyewear sunglasses to home decor, like this fabulous Susan Connor Copper Linen Block Print Throw. 

7. Sport your Minnesota love while carrying all your beach essentials in this tote from Fidelis Co. {it also makes the perfect farmer's market pal}!