Today's edition of Lara's List on "Good Morning America" revealed great ways to have fun, look stylish and stay safe at the beach. Check out these hot eight items that are trendy as well as practical and affordable.
Switchflops by Lindsay Phillips
are flip-flops you can redesign to go with your mood and your outfit. You choose your sandal and then pick the straps you want to attach. The interchangeable straps come in a variety of patterns and colors that you can swap in to match your look. Switchflops range in price from $34.99 to $50, depending on the style of sandal. The straps range from $12 to $15.
To stay on trend on the beach scene, grab a nautical-themed tote. Lindsay Phillips' spacious totes are perfect for carrying a towel, sunscreen and other beach essentials. The Sebring Tote,
available in orange, gray and white, features a nautical rope pattern that makes it perfect for a seaside trip. There is also a turquoise, gray and white version with stripes that's equally chic. Both bags are $39
A big, floppy straw hat is a triple-threat that can top off your beach outfit, serve as the statement piece of your look and shade your face from the sun's strong rays. The floppy straw hat by J.Crew
sells for $34.50 and features a classic look that's still casual enough to wear at the beach.
Forget having to lug both a cooler and a radio to the seashore with the Picnic Plus Cooladio Cart,
a radio and cooler in one. The Cooladio, priced at $55, comes on wheels for easy travel. Use it to keep your beach drinks and food cold while also serenading your friends and family with cool tunes.
The beach becomes a place for imagination and pretend picnics for kids with Melissa and Doug's Seaside Sidekicks Sand Toy
toy sets. This cupcake set
sells for $14.99, but as an added bonus for being a GMA viewer, you can get this item for 15 percent off for a limited time.
Use promo code GMA15 to receive a 15 percent discount on any item at Melissa & Doug for the next 48 hours.
Have an endless amount of fun at the beach with Djubi
, a hot new game of catch that sells for just $25. Djubi is played with specially designed rackets and a unique ball that floats, making it perfect for oceanside games.
As important as it is to have fun at the beach, it is also in trend to keep your skin safe. Coolibar's Quality Sun Protection Umbrella
is a fantastic way to protect yourself from the sun. This sun umbrella features a high-tech coating that maximizes your sun protection and easily sheds water, a lot of protection for $75.
This convenient grab-and-go "Surf-vival Kit for Surfers"
fits in your beach tote and provides fantastic U.V. protection for your whole body. Their products protect your skin all day by retaining SPF protection after 80 minutes of activity in water or while perspiring, plus they're also environmentally friendly. The $26.99 "Surf-vival Kit" includes surf-vival sunscreen, a sunscreen face stick, SPF natural lip balm and soap.