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Hey Fashion Friend: I Want a Status Beach Towel by Emilia Petrarca

Last weekend, it was so hot I felt like I only had two choices: Stay inside in the air conditioning or get my butt to the beach. I chose the latter, and was happy I did, but it made me take stock of my beach-towel collection again. I’ve spent a good amount of time and energy cultivating a solid bathroom-towel situation. (I have these because they dry quickly.) But because I only go to the beach a few times a year, I care less about what I’m bringing to dry off. It makes sense, but the more I thought about it, the more I felt like that was maybe an oversight on my part.

Beach towels are big; they take up a good chunk of space in my apartment. I lug them all the way out on the A train every time I go to the Rockaways. And they can say a lot about a person.

Why not just get one that I really like? Then I never have to think about it again, and I will feel impressive every time I do a dramatic rollout when I arrive. When I mentioned this to my colleagues, they perked up. “I saw someone with a coral-colored Chanel beach towel this weekend and it made me reconsider my whole life,” one person joked. While Chanel might be a little out of my range, below are some options that I think would make a splash.

If You Want to Wear Your Towel

Kule Terry Serena Romper

Kule Terry Serena Romper $178

If you like to do physical activities before you jump in the water, or want to look like you’re into that sort of thing, this jumpsuit seems tennis-adjacent. (I’ve never played tennis.) $178 AT KULE