Even if summer isn’t your favorite season, we think everyone can appreciate an excuse to escape to the beach. And since these days, a trip to the seaside can sometimes feel more like the front-row of the Chanel Cruise show than a lazy day in the sand, we advise treating yourself to a stylish new swimsuit and pair of sandals. If you’re loving the one-piece trend, we recommend a sailor-inspired number from La Perla. But, if an edgier suit is more your style, this two-piece from Alexander Wang will be sure to make a statement anywhere. Click through the slideshow to see market director-at-large Jessica Minkoff’s picks for the best beach essentials.