My beach essentials: flagpole swim

The designers behind this buzzy brand share their summer must-haves.

Out of all the swimsuits making waves this summer, Flagpole Swim is a brand that has especially stood out. The New York-based women's collection is turning heads for its classic yet modern designs that look good on athletics bodies. Jaime Barker (left) and Megan Balch (right) started the line because they were in search of durable swimsuits that could handle the surf and still stylish on the sand. Of course the designers would pack their own creations for a day at the beach, but here's what else they'd bring:

flagpole swim lynn suit, $375

"I am in love with the way the Lynn makes me feel, which is comfortable yet sexy."—Megan
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flagpole swim ariya suit, $400

"The Ariya top flatters my figure, and I love the knot detail."—Jaime
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ancient greek sandals, $230

"I have narrow feet, and I love that these sandals actually fit!"—Megan
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flagpole swim viri stretch-jersey dress, $395

"I love this dress as a cover-up because I can leave the beach wearing something comfortable and look glamorous."—Jaime
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shiseido sun protection lip treatment spf 35, $22

"My lips always burn, but are too sensitive for regular sunscreen. The balm created by Shisedio is the perfect balance for gentle protection."—Jaime
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sun bum spf 30, $16

"I have super sensitive skin, and Sun Bum always protects me from the sun and leaves my skin soft and smooth."—Megan
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tama towel, $89

"Megan and I both love Tama Towels. They are beautfully crafted by an extremely lovely and talented team."—Jaime
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s'well water bottle, $45

"Hydrating at the beach is key to being able to stay in the sun for hours. Swell keeps my tea cold all day!"—Megan
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toms chelsea havanna sunglasses, $139

"I love the shape of a great pair of cat-eye sunglass. This pair with the tortoise design is my new obsession."—Jaime
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lola hat, $215

"You can't be out long without a hat, and Lola makes the most beautiful hats in Brooklyn."—Jaime
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