With less than two weeks until Labor Day, celebrate the end of summer in style.
From a bright cover-up to versatile cut-offs, from beachy beauty products to a dress that works from day to night, a few simple essentials is all you need for the perfect weekend getaway.
An added bonus: Most of these items can carry you into fall with just a few layering pieces.
A chic pair of earrings pair perfectly with a beachy bun or ponytail. $148; at rachelleceline.com (Credit: Rachelle Celine)
Save your locks. Add shine, control frizz and protect your hair from the sun with Alterna's Summer Sunshine Spray. UV protection is just as important for your hair as it is your skin, especially for color-treated tresses that can fade in the sun. $20; at Sephora stores (Credit: Alterna)
We all know the importance of SPF. Sunburns are not a good look and and sun damage causes premature aging and wrinkles. Stay protected with Lavanila's sunscreen with SPF 40. $28; at lavanila.com (Credit: Lavanila)
Keep it simple with Davines' two-in-one replenishing hair and body after-sun wash. $22; at Takamichi Hair, 263 Bowery, 212-420-7979 (Credit: Davines)
Your carry-on should be big enough for the basics and and be able to double as a beach bag, like this style by Clare V. $198; at saks.com (Credit: Saks)
If wearing a swimsuit isn't your thing, a stylish cover-up is the perfect alternative for the beach. Choose a long option for a bit of glam. $306; at lennyniemeyer.com (Credit: Lenny Niemeyer)
Throw on STROM's denim cut-offs over your bikini for cute look while walking to the beach or grabbing a cocktail. You can also add a tank to tee for a bit more coverage. $164; at Brooklyn Fox, 132 N. 5th St., Williamsburg, 718-599-1555 (Credit: STROM)
Every woman's must-have. Shield your eyes with Ray-Ban's golden pair of sunnies. $160; at Sunglass Hut stores (Credit: Sunglass Hut)
Carry this dress into fall by adding a cozy cardigan and a pair of boots or skinny jeans. $295; at Calypso St. Barth, 654 Hudson St., 646-638-3000 (Credit: Calypso St. Barth)
Hit the sand with a fun and bright beach towel. Don't be caught with a plain old hotel towel. $29.99; at Josie Natori, 253 Elizabeth St., 646-684-4934 (Credit: Josie Natori / Josie Natori)
Walk your way into the next season with sandals in the perfect shade and made of suede. These by MICHAEL Michael Kors are easy to wear now and work well into fall. $150; at Michael Kors, 610 Fifth Ave., 212-582-2444 (Credit: MICHAEL Michael Kors)