If you’re looking for a sign to head on a spontaneous beachside holiday this month, consider this it.

The unsung heroes of our ‘casually lounging by the beach’ Instagram, and the stylish saviours to envelope us after a cool dip in the pool, beach towels are so done being the most underrated holiday accessory in our weekender bags. From Missoni to Hermès, many high fashion houses are releasing their own dreamy designer beach towels, proving that a true seaside ensemble is never complete without it. Scroll ahead for some of our faves of the minute, and surf a high wave of style next time you head to the shore.

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