We can hear white sands and palm trees calling our name right now, which has shifted our shopping mindsets into vacation overdrive. Of course, a dope pair of sunglasses, swim shorts, and sandals are way up there on our lists, but let's not forget about those all-important accessories. Steezy beach towels are the ultimate summer flex.
If you're looking to make the ultimate summer statement, you need to look beyond what you're wearing. Some of our favorite streetwear labels along with higher-end fashion houses are dabbling in the beach essential to ensure you have every corner of your vacation aesthetic covered.
Below, you'll find some of our favorite beach towels for the summer of 2021, with stylish options starting at only $39. Highlights include a paisley MVP from BasShu, signature-emblazoned numbers from Casablanca, Givenchy, and Stüssy, and a very graphic number from Carne Bollente.
Shop the best beach towels for summer 2021 below.
BasShu Bandana Print Towel
BasShu looks to an oversized paisley pattern to give this unique beach towel serious punch. Tassels to the top and bottom edges provide beautiful embellishment to match.
Tekla Fabrics Organic Cotton Towel Set
When it comes to copping the best beach towels, a safe place to start is a label famed for its fabrics. Tekla wins this fight with a wildly soft organic cotton set in neutral brown.
Frescobol Carioca Copacabana Print Beach Towel
Inspired by the undulating patterns found on the streets bordering Brazil's famous Copacabana beach, this Frescobol Carioca beach towel makes a statement. Whether it's draped effortlessly over your shoulder or partly obscured by sand, there's no missing it.
Urban Outfitters Super Stripe Towel
Stripes are always a big look on the beach. This striking number from Urban Outfitters features a cool green palette framed by electric blue for a pithy contrast.
Givenchy Logo-Embroidered Cotton Towel
Some of us like to keep a low profile on the beach, though. In which case, this luxuriously soft beach towel by Givenchy is a go-to. With just a contrasting white text logo against the all-black backdrop, it's a minimal-fuss winner.
Casablanca Beach Towel
Casablanca's sun-soaked, wellness-club aesthetic makes it a main player in the conversation of the best beach towels for the summer. This monogrammed masterpiece in green and white is all the evidence we needed.
Stone Island Beach Towel
From high-tech fabrics to classic cotton, Stone Island comes second to none in terms of materials. This pure cotton towel in aqua features an embossed Stone Island compass logo.
Stüssy Jacquard Dot Towel
Stüssy's unmistakable signature stands out from the deep orange cotton toweling to give this Jacquard Dot Towel character. Loud and proud from start to finish.
Palm Angels Pirate Bear Cotton Towel
Palm Angels' beloved bear motif — who's usually pictured decapitated — has got his summer fits working and it's inspiring. We're going into summer with that energy and his happy face plastered across our towel
Carne Bollente Graphic Towel
Carne Bollente's sex-positive message has never been more obvious than this graphic — in both senses — beach towel. We hope you enjoy yourself at the beach as much as the subject is enjoying his time with the genie lamp...
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