37 Beach Towels That Are Practically Begging to Be Instagrammed

Maggie Griswold
37 Beach Towels That Are Practically Begging to Be Instagrammed
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Summer is just around the corner, folks. Beach vacations and hanging out by the pool are two of the best warm weather perks. But even if you’re an adult who works 9-to-5 and doesn’t get a summer vacation, there will (hopefully) still come a time when you’re able to frolic in the sand or post up in a pool chair. Either way, you’ll want a cute beach (or pool) towel with you.

Not only do towels, you know, dry us off after we’ve been in the water, they can also serve a different purpose. When you go to the pool or the beach and you want to take a quick photo for Instagram to prove that you weren’t stuck in a cubicle all week, you want a set-up that will stand out. One of the best ways to do that (along with stylish sunglasses, aesthetic drink-wear and a book to show that you do read) is having a super cute towel. I mean, what’s a beach set-up without an aesthetically pleasing towel? Not cute enough for Instagram—that’s what.

Even before Instagram was a ~thing~, I used to try and pick the cutest towels from the stack my mom kept above our washer. It wasn’t always easy—a lot of the towels had gotten old, bleach stained or hole-y—but I had a couple towels I knew were cute enough to bring to that sixth grade pool party. Now that we document pretty much every aspect of our lives, having a cute beach towel feels even more necessary. I know it can sound silly, but surrounding yourself with cute things (along with other, non-material things like love!!) can kind of improve your mood. It’s the same as putting on a cute outfit when you’re not feeling great—it just kind of helps start the process of adjusting your attitude.

Faux psychology aside, there’s nothing wrong with wanting a cute beach towel to sit on while you soak in the sun. Whether or not you Instagram your beach and pool accessories is up to you. Just do whatever makes you happy—while also wearing plenty of sunscreen!

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

1. You, Me, Sea Beach Towel, $58 at Anthropologie

You, me and the sea—that’s all we need.

STYLECASTER | Beach Towels That Are Practically Begging to Be Instagrammed

2. Hustle Beach Towel, $39.99 at Society6

Because the hustle never stops—even at the beach.

STYLECASTER | Beach Towels That Are Practically Begging to Be Instagrammed

3. MAYDE Summer Cloud Seasons Beach Towel, $79 at Urban Outfitters

Bright stripes you’ll love all summer long.

STYLECASTER | Beach Towels That Are Practically Begging to Be Instagrammed

4. Colloquial Beach Towel, $46.40 at Anthropologie

Squeeze the day.

STYLECASTER | Beach Towels That Are Practically Begging to Be Instagrammed

5. Exhale Beach Towel, $39.99 at Society6

Who can resist a little abstract art that’s perfect for the ‘gram?

STYLECASTER | Beach Towels That Are Practically Begging to Be Instagrammed

6. Slowtide x Tori Praver Swimwear Soleil Beach Towel, $34.95 at Urban Outfitters

A pretty pink take on summer’s animal print trend.

STYLECASTER | Beach Towels That Are Practically Begging to Be Instagrammed

7. Colloquial Beach Towel, $46.40 at Anthropologie

I want this leopard print on everything I own.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

8. Cats Ice Cream Beach Towel, $39.99 at Society6

Some furry companions on your beach trip.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

9. Beach Please! Giant Towel, $38 at ban.do

This towel is top banana—whatever that means.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

10. Pendleton White Sands Oversized Beach Towel, $49.50 at Urban Outfitters

For an outdoorsy aesthetic.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

11. Stripe-Dyed Beach Blanket, $98 at Anthropologie

Perfect for spreading out on the sand.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

12. The Emily and Meritt ‘Do Not Disturb’ Beach Towel, $29 at PB Teen

I’m just sayin’ it how it is.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

13. Giant Daisy Towel, $68 at band.o

So dreamy.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

14. Sunkissed Beach Towel, $58 at Anthropologie

The perfect towel for a day of tanning.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

15. Rainbow Shaped Towel, $36 at ban.do

This cheery beach towel would brighten anyone’s day.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

16. Kenzo Tiger Head Beach Towel, $130 at Shopbop

This towel is perfect for when you want to look a little dangerous.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

17. Swirl Beach Towel, $29 at PB Teen

So ~entrancing~.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

18. Beach Please! Giant Towel, $38 at ban.do

See ya there! xo

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

19. Slowtide Taos Beach Towel Blanket, $49.95 at Urban Outfitters

A gray towel for a sunny day.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

20. Bitch Relax Beach Towel, $39.99 at Society6

Listen to your towel.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

21. Girls Beach Towel, $58 at Anthropologie

That, and fun(damental rights).

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

22. ban.do All Around Beach Towel, $68 at Shopbop

Freshly squeezed.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

23. Pendleton Disney’s Mickey’s Salute Beach Towel, $54.50 at Urban Outfitters

For all the Disney fans.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

24. Cactus Print Beach Towel, $12.90 at Forever 21

Cacti that won’t prick you.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

25. Lilly Pulitzer Garden Round Beach Towel $59 at PB Teen

So many pretty details.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

26. Emily Isabella Herringbone Beach Towel, $58 at Anthropologie

This towel is just so freakin’ cute.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

27. BAGELS, BAGELS, BAGELS Beach Towel, $39.99 at Society6

IDK what bagels have to do with the beach, but I love this towel.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

28. All Around Giant Towel, $68 at ban.do

It’s like sitting on a leaf, but way comfier.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

29. Tibetan Tiger Beach Towel, $48.97 at William Sonoma

I’m honestly just obsessed with this tiger beach towel.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

30. Stripe-Dyed Beach Towel, $38.40 at Anthropologie

Tie-dye is a must for spring and summer

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

31. Oversized Tassel Trim Heart Beach Towel, $59 at Urban Outfitters

Big enough to really spread out.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

32. Sydney Beach Towel, $68 at Serena & Lily

A classic striped beach towel is always cute.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

33. The Emily & Meritt Palm Leaf Beach Towel, $19.99 at PB Teen

The perfect towel for a tropical vacation.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

34. Serenade to Saturn Beach Towel, $39.99 at Society6

For those of you who like your aesthetic a little eclectic.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

35. Emily Isabella Swimmer Striped Beach Towel, $58 at Anthropologie

How cute is this towel?!

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

36. All Around Giant Circle Towel, $68 at ban.do

The perfect spring and summer beach accessory.

STYLECASTER | Cute Beach and Pool Towels

37. ’60s Eye Pattern Beach Towel, $39.99 at Society6

The “eyes” have it: This beach towel is perfect.

 

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