5 Seriously Fashionable Beach Towels

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 • Permalink • 

You are all set for your summer vacation. You have the perfect swimsuit and your ultimate stylish beach bag all picked out. Your new Havaianas highlight your fresh pedicure, and project the right amount of low-key fabulousness.

And then you realize your beach towel is a college hand-me-down, complete with well-worn patches and poolside cocktail stains. This will not do.

Don’t worry, we’ve been beach towel shopping for you. We tracked down five fashionable beach towels that range from ultra-luxe to ultra-affordable. Check out our finds…

No list of stylish beach towels would be complete without including the ultimate luxury accessory: the Missoni beach towel. This jet set summer staple is available in a range of iconic prints, but I’m partial to this warm-hued Otello version.

Missoni Otello Beach Towel


→ Buy the Missoni Otello Beach Towel, $230.00, at saks.com.


Prefer your fashion nods a little on the cheeky side? Check out this vintage Harper’s Bazaar printed beach towel. The citrusy colors are sure to brighten up your day by the pool.

Harper’s Bazaar New York Fashions Beach Towel


→ Buy the Harper’s Bazaar New York Fashions Beach Towel, $29.99, at bedbathandbeyond.com.


This Nine Space for J.Crew beach towel exudes a certain kind of low-key luxury and feels like it sprung right out of a GOOP newsletter. The striped towel is woven cotton on one side and terry on the other, so you can pick your preferred lounging surface. It comes in shocking pink and black striped versions.

Nine Space for J.Crew Beach Towel


→ Buy the Nine Space for J.Crew Beach Towel, $76.00, at jcrew.com.


This punchy printed towel from Nate Berkus’s Target home line is stylish and fun, and will set you back less than a workday lunch. You’ve got to love a steal like that.

Nate Berkus Optical Beach Towel


→ Buy the Nate Berkus Optical Beach Towel, $15.29 (was $17.99), at target.com.


Is your personal style more downtown than uptown? We’ve got the towel for you. This oversized woven cotton beach towel from Ashish x Topshop will have the passers by doing a double take thanks to a graphic grey and white print and a whip smart slogan.

Ashish x Topshop Dirty Beach Towel


→ Buy the Ashish x Topshop Dirty Beach Towel, $90.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


Which of our fashionable beach towel finds is your favorite? Did we miss one of your go-to labels for fabulous beach towels? Let us know in the comments!