Kari Johnson's Beach Bag Must-Haves

Dive in to this O'Neill fashion deigner's seaside essentials for a day on the coast.

Kari Johnson

Photographer: David Hillegas

Kari Johnson

In 2002, California girl Kari Johnson traded in her business suit for a bikini when she became part of the design team for surf megabrand O’Neill, the first company to bring wet suits to the masses.

Known for: her surfer-cool designs (boho-print swimwear, gladiator sandals, flowy maxi skirts), which are staples of the SoCal way of life.

Global Statement

Photographer: David Hillegas

Global Statement

"For a splurge, I love this African-printed tote. It's the first thing I grab to spice up a daytime outfit."

African Tote, $375; gregoryparkinson.com

Beach Boho Dress

Photographer: David Hillegas

Beach Boho Dress

This flowy dress is the perfect, simple piece that can be worn as a cute cover up or for a casual day date.

Lulu Dress in Berry, $220; lemlem.com

Whale Necklace

Photographer: David Hillegas

Charming Whale

Kari adds a nautical touch to her outfits with a petite, golden whale necklace.

Whale Necklace, $35; ericaweiner.com

Solid Ruffle Halter

Photographer: David Hillegas

Ruffled Up

This mint-colored halter is Kari's go-to swimsuit. The slight ruffle adds a touch of femininity to her surfer-girl look.

Solid Ruffle Halter & Solid Cinched Basic Bottom, $42; $38; shoponeilusa.com

Sea Glass Ring

Photographer: David Hillegas

Coastal Elegance

A two-toned sea glass ring is a sophisticated, yet beachy accessory to any coastal outfit.

Mia Russi Sea Glass Ring, $150; Washed Up; washedupjewelry.com

Wet Skin Sunblock

Photographer: David Hillegas

Take Cover

Kari uses Neutrogena's Wet Skin Sunblock to help protect her skin from the sun's rays while she catches some waves.

Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 30, $10, Neutrogena, drugstore.com

Panama Hat

Photographer: David Hillegas

Functional Fashion

A chic straw hat is both useful and stylish for a day at the beach.

Panama Hat, $32; shoponeilusa.com

Have'a Corn Chips

Photographer: David Hillegas

Snack Break

"A Southern California staple and my guilty pleasure—These have a tiny hint of lime juice and soy sauce.”

Have'a Corn Chips, $50 for 24 bags; amazon.com

Hydratint Lip Gloss

Photographer: David Hillegas

Lip Saver

This sheer gloss with SPF 15 makes for a glam seaside look.

Hydratint SPF 15 in Berry, $20; lauramercier.com

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