Mambo classic beach towels

Going to the beach is not as simple as it used to be. Now, it pays to wise up, not dry up and be sun-cool all the time. Even if you?re not a naturally bronzed beauty, looking good on the dunes is possible when you have the right ?stuff?. We?re talking cool items that will last the distance and move you right through to next summer. Let?s face it?we all care about looking good on the beach. Here are the SheSaid sure-fire, hot-five items needed to take you onto any beach in style.

Take note:Mambo get it right with their classic beach towels. You will also look patriotic if you have one too. Go to www.mambo.com.au Long lasting and snugly. ($50)

Ever spent a whole morning looking for something to put your beach stuff in only to arrive at the beach with an over stuffed plastic bag? Witchery solves your problem with a bag you are going to actually want to use. Striped beach bag, ($49.95). Go to www.witchery.com.au for further details.

Triangle, halter-neck and classic, Witchery?s timeless, well-priced bikini?s,

Witchery bag

must for any body shape or bank balance. Check them out, black, white or patterned. We can?t get enough of the patterned. Go to www.witchery.com.au for further information.If you?re sick of Birkenstocks, bored with wearing thongs and desiring something a little more stylish. Go back to what our mothers spent their youth in? Dr Scholl?s. These slip-ons are the ultimate in beach foot-wear. Our pick is the hotly coloured ones ? red is best. Head to selected shoe stores and pharmacies nationally.

A little bit pricey but damn gorgeous, the beach umbrella by Cath Kidston from Piggot?s Store, will give you the prettiest and shadiest spot on the beach. Durable, sturdy, sun fighting and incredibly chic. We?re encouraging umbrella?s this summer?they give you a little oasis to get out of in the heat. Head to Piggot?s Store, Woollahra, Sydney.

Witchery bikini