J.Crew swimwear

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July marks the first full month of summer, which makes it the perfect time to lay out by the pool or chill on the ocean with some homies. But while you’re relaxing like a beach bum, make sure you don’t look like one.

Here’s CASSIUS’ official guide to everything you need to stunt on ’em all season long.




1. Ray Ban Round Frame Gold-Tone Sunglasses


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($150; MRPORTER.com)

What’s summer without some dope shades? A classic gold pair will keep you looking fresh on and off the beach.

2. Stussy STF Beach Towel

Stussy Beach Towel

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($70; stussy.com)

Ditch the hotel towel you stole three Spring Breaks ago and keep this updated camo iteration in heavy rotation instead.

3. JBL FLIP 4 Wireless Speaker

JBL Speakers

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($99.95; jbl.com)

This buy is small enough to carry around all day and powerful enough to keep your squad vibing all night.

4. Vans Old Skool Sneakers

Vans Old Skool

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($60; vans.com)

You’ll get plenty of wear from these classics and at this price point, you won’t agonize about how they look after a day on the beach.

5. S’well Aquamarine 17oz Bottle

S'well Bottle

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($35; swellbottle.com)

Keep your drink of choice cool for up to 24 hours and stay hydrated throughout the summer mayhem.

6. MALIN + GOETZ SPF 30 Face Moisturizer


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($38; malinandgoetz.com)

This lightweight, water-resistant formula will guard your skin against the sun’s harmful rays. Remember: even melanin-blessed people can get skin cancer.

7. Adidas Adilette Slides

adidas Originals Slides

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($45; adidas.com)

Ditch the Gucci slides your favorite rapper is rhyming about for the originals that inspired them. Quick drying, stylish and versatile— you can’t beat ’em.

8. Nixon October Tide Water-Resistant Watch

Nixon Watch

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($450; nixon.com)

Summertime can be unpredictable, so stay ready with a durable watch that can withstand whatever life throws your way.

9. J.Crew 9″ Stretch Board Shorts

J.Crew swim shorts

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($69.50; jcrew.com)

Try a printed pair of shorts this summer for a 1960’s throwback vibe. The drawstring waistband, side pockets and mesh lining ensures optimal comfort.

10. L.L. Bean Boat and Tote

L.L. Bean

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($39.95; llbean.com)

From wireless speakers to towels, carry everything you need in this timeless tote.