Lake Day Checklist

Lake Day Checklist

This post is in defense of the lake! Because why should coastal beaches have all the fun? Lake Michigan is a cool-down hotbed for swimming, boating, paddle boarding, every-activity-under-the-hot-summer-sunning. And you know what, we think it’s pretty Great! Ok ok, geography jokes aside, with temps reaching the high 80’s and feeling more like 800, lake life is the only thing keeping Chicago from melting off the map. To honor the “Third Coast,” we’ve packed your virtual beach bag with our favorite must-have items for a weekend on the water.


1. Underwater Camera
Anthropologie, $24

2. Silver Leather Cutwork Beach Tote
ZARA, $36

3. St. Tropez Sunshine Ready Kit
Sephora, $34

4. Havana Beach Radio
Anthropologie, $48

5. MIU MIU Sunglasses
Sunglass Hut, $305

6. Swimsuit with Side Knots
ZARA, $36

7. Indiana Tasseled Cover‐Up
Anthropologie, $141

8. Wave Print Bermuda Shorts
ZARA, $13

9. Captain Mickey Mouse Towel
The Disney Store, $25

10. South Parade Watermelon Slides
Anthropologie, $88

11. Mermaid Gazing at the Urban World Earrings
Les Néréides, $99