Shady Memorial Day Must-Haves

The unofficial kickoff to summer is upon us, guys ‘n’ gals! Come Friday, peeps everywhere will be prepping for their fabulously fun Memorial Day festivities. Whether you’re hitting the beach, getting your tan on poolside or just hangin’ with your pals outdoors, we can safely assume you’ll all be soaking up the supah warm sunshine for three glorious days straight! But before embarking on your holiday adventures, make sure you’ve got plenty of sunnies on hand to protect your precious eyes from those harsh UV rays. Lucky for you, we’ve specially selected sweet shades for dudes and babes alike, not to mention a few other must-have celebratory goodies. Take a looksie at our picks below!

Gents will be totally set for the holiday hoopla with a few key outfit essentials in tow: seersucker plaid swim trucks, a casually stylish chambray top, classic leather flip flops and a dapper woven fedora. Top it all off with a rolling cooler—that also conveniently doubles as a backpack—to handily store party items and keep your tasty beverages chilled. Of course, you can’t forget your sunglasses—opt for vintage-inspired aviators by Maui Jim or crystal clear Original Penguin shades with tinted lenses and horn temples.

Meanwhile, chicks will most certainly need a statement-making printed bikini, the perfect maxi dress that can also be worn as a swimsuit cover-up, colorful sandals and a chic tote for their summery weekend plans. To boot, grab some surf hair spray to achieve those effortlessly gorgeous wavy tresses! Gorgeous ivory sunnies from TOMS Eyewear or soft coral-hued Chloé shades with scalloped detailing will definitely put the finishing touch on this beach-ready ensemble!

Maui Jim (Honomanu), Original Penguin (The Clancy), TOMS Eyewear (Adeline), Chloé (CE653S)

Maui Jim (Honomanu), Original Penguin (The Clancy), TOMS Eyewear (Adeline), Chloé (CE653S)