Do you smell that? That’s the smell of summer approaching. School is almost out, the days are getting longer, and folks are getting ready to head to the beach for some rest and relaxation on the sand. In this post we’re giving you a beach vacation packing list, TomboyX-style. You’ll want to be sure to pack your favorite swimwear, a sweet pair of shades, and a snapback hat so that you can make the most out of your beach day.
MIX AND MATCH
Who says a beach vacation or a day at the pool has to be filled with cheesy romance novels? Not us. In fact, we think a relaxing day at the beach is the perfect time to dive into your reading list. This summer embrace mix and match bathing suits with some excellent feminist literature. When you’re debating what to bring to the beach, throw a copy of Rage Becomes Her or Our Voices, Our Stories in your bag next to your boyshorts swim bottoms. There’s nothing better than opening up an umbrella, laying down a towel under the shade, and cracking open a good book. Just because you’re getting a tan doesn’t mean you can’t educate yourself at the same time.
KNOW YOUR FOOTPRINT
TomboyX founded their manufacturing principles around the ideal of responsibility. As an eco-friendly clothing brand we ensure that every part of the process, from material selection to reducing the amount of water used in the dyeing process, to paying all our workers a living wage, is held to a high standard. When you buy something from TomboyX you know you’re getting a piece of eco-friendly clothing. So why not take your green side to the library and pack a great book along with your swimsuit for your beach trip. Might we suggest The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk, or Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés as two good reads in the ecofeminism genre.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
If you’re a unisuit wearer you’re already someone who likes to shake things up, set trends, and seek out what they really want. The unisuit is the perfect piece to wear over tank tops or with a pair of shorts. You can take these swimsuits from the salt water to the sandy shores in seconds with its quick dry technology. Heck, you can really wear these suits anywhere.
This summer while you’re packing your sunscreen and your unisuit or board shorts why don’t you jot down the names of your representatives? Mix and match bathing suits with a little dose of social activism and make the most of those long days of summer. Organizations like YouLobby have you covered when it comes to finding the right thing to say to your representatives.
As long as you pack yourself a cooler, a couple of chairs, a towel to dryoff, and a killer swimsuit, you’ll have all the beach essentials to have yourself a perfect beach getaway. What’s on your beach trip packing list?
Let us know what you’ll be using those extra daylight hours for by commenting below. We’re also always down to hear what you’re reading this month and how you normally plan a