Shore Things: 20 totes tote-worthy beach towels & blankets

It’s hot as hell, the sun is shining brightly and you are all set for a perfect day on the beach. Flattering swimsuit and accompanying shirt? Check. Cool shades? Check. Effective sunscreen? Check. A hot date, satisfying snacks and a thermos full of your preferred adult beverage despite the fact that imbibing at your favorite spot is technically illegal? Check, check and check…

You clearly put a lot of effort attending to those details so don’t muck up your otherwise perfect waterside presentation – and the inevitable #summerfun Instagram snaps you KNOW you’ll be sharing – by bringing along some ratty-ass threadbare square of terrycloth or this-used-to-be-my-bedspread-in-elementary-school-so-please-just-ignore-the-cartoon-characters-and-stains-on-it blanket that’ll make you look like a homeless refugee who just washed ashore.

That said, here are 20 terrific new lying on/drying-off options to bring to the ocean-, lake- or poolside that will inevitably upgrade your overall hot weather look and help further impress that scorching Summer of 2016 companion of yours.

Linen Beach Towel by Big Flower (available online next week), $95

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Silk Beach Blanket by Big Flower (available online next week), $195

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Limited Edition Leather Strap & Woven Towel by Birdwell Beach Britches, $60

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Miami Grey Hammam Towel by Bohemia Design, $52

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Shore Towel by Carhartt Work in Progress, $65

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Striped Denim Round Picnic Beach Towel by Home and Loft, $90

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Bayadere Beach Towel by Lacoste, $19.99

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Regate Beach Towel by Lacoste, $19.99

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Scuba Beach Towel by Lacoste, $19.99

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Breton Stripe Beach Towel by Lands’ End (monogramming available) , $29

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Vertical Rugby Stripe Beach Towel by Lands’ End (monogramming available), $29

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Winged Foot Sport Towel by Noah, $28

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Tilden Grass is Greener Beach Blanket by Onia, $85

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Grand Canyon National Park Spa Towel by Pendleton, $49.50

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Original Surf Plaid Spa Towel by Pendleton, $49.50

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Southern Highlands Towel for Two by Pendleton, $79.50

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Backwards Forwards Towel by Saturdays NYC, $60

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Gordie Fireballs Towel by Saturdays NYC, $55

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Open Mouth Towel by Saturdays NYC, $60

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ST Signature Print Beach Towel by Southern Tide, $45

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