Apr 4, 2013 10:15 AM
Even though spring is three months of awkward weather, it's the perfect time to get your summer ducks in a row. Snag a new swimsuit, stock up on sunscreen, and invest in a lush beach towel. We've got our eye on the Nine Space for J.Crew Beach Towel ($76, preorder). The bold striped pattern will make it easy to spot on the crowded sand. It's also crafted with both a cotton side (striped) and a terrycloth side (solid) for the ultimate in drying off after you take a dip in the water.